Uterine fibroids frequently manifest themselves while a woman is pregnant. Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, don’t enhance the risk of uterine cancer and hardly ever turn cancerous.
Fibroids differ in size from tiny, visually invisible seedlings to big, obtrusive masses that can stretch and expand the uterus. One fibroid or more may exist on your body. In extreme circumstances, numerous fibroids can cause the uterus to enlarge to the point where it touches the rib cage and add weight.
Uterine fibroids are extremely common in women. However, because uterine fibroids frequently do not manifest any symptoms, you might not be aware that you have them. During a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound, your doctor can unintentionally find fibroids.