Fibroids are benign growths in the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids are not malignant or cancerous. These growths can vary in size. Most of the women having fibroids do not have any manifesting symptoms, while others could show clinical features such as heavy bleeding during the menstrual period. In such cases, periods may last much longer than usual. Fibroids are also capable of causing pain or a feeling of pressure or heaviness in the lower pelvic area (the area between the hip bones), the back or the legs. Some women experience pain during sexual intercourse. Others have a constant feeling that they need to urinate, while some may also feel a pressure in the bowel. Other symptoms include constipation or bloating of the abdomen. Uterine fibroid embolization is a procedure to shrink noncancerous tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids. It does not use major surgery, so you may recover faster. You also may not need to stay in the hospital. Uterine fibroid embolization shrinks fibroids by blocking off their blood supply.

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