Uterine Leiomyoma at 20x Magnification
Symptoms of uterine leiomyomas, when they do occur, may include heavy bleeding, pain or pressure in the pelvic region, frequent urination, abdomen distension, painful bowel movements, and anemia. Women with leiomyomas also frequently have difficulty becoming pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. For these reasons, many patients elect to receive treatment for the growths although they are benign. Several different methods of treating leiomyomas are currently available.