Heavy bleeding is the primary symptom of fibroids. Associated symptoms of fibroids include pelvic pain, pressure, frequent urination infertility, and miscarriage. A myomectomy may be recommended for symptomatic fibroids, which are debilitating or interfere with your normal activities. Other reasons for myomectomy include:
- plans to become pregnant
- possibility of uterine fibroids hindering fertility or contributing to recurrent miscarriage
- intent to retain the uterus
Although fibroids are common, some women with fibroids have no issue becoming pregnant, and continue on to have an uncomplicated pregnancy, while others may face complications. If a woman has fibroids and has been unable to get pregnant or has had repeated miscarriages, treatment for fibroids should be explored — after carefully evaluating for other potential problems.