Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What are uterine fibroid tumors, and how can women know they might have them?

Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors the grow in the wall of the uterus, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOff Site Icon (HHS).

Fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors found in women of childbearing ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

Symptoms that might let a woman know she has uterine fibroids, according to the CDC, include:

  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Reproductive problems such as difficulty getting pregnant, multiple miscarriages, and pre-term labor
  • Urinating often

For more information about uterine fibroids, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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