Many women experience heavy menstrual periods or cramps from time to time. But it isn’t normal if heavy periods impact how you live your daily life, or you experience constant pelvic pain. If you are having these symptoms, you should see a doctor.
Women who experience pelvic pain or heavy menstrual bleeding may have a common, non-cancerous growth(s) in the uterine wall called a uterine fibroid.
Uterine fibroids are common non-cancerous (benign) growths that develop in the uterus. They can range in size from very tiny (a quarter of an inch) to larger than a cantaloupe. Sometimes fibroids can cause the uterus to grow, similar to during pregnancy. In many cases, more than one fibroid may be found in the uterus.