Two thirds of women with fibroid tumors do not have symptoms, but the third of women who do commonly experience heavy bleeding, pelvic and lower back pain, pain during sex, frequent urination and miscarriages. In the case of a fibroid out growing its blood supply, acute pain can be caused, according to Mayo Clinic. This is due to the fibroid beginning to die and seeping into the surrounding tissue causing the pain and, on occasion, a fever.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology department at UCLA shows that up to 80 percent of women can or will develop fibroid tumors by the time they reach age 50. Only about 20 percent of these will show signs. This is one of many reasons that it is imperative that women keep up with their checkups with their gynecologists. Most of these types of tumors are found during routine checkups. For the third of women that show symptoms of this condition, it is important that they speak with their doctor right away. While many of these tumors are benign and my never cause a woman issues, in some cases they become painful enough or disruptive enough to require treatment. These treatments typically involve surgery to remove the tumors and relive pain and symptoms.