Other conditions with symptoms similar to uterine fibroids

Many health problems can cause symptoms that are the same as or similar to those of uterine fibroids. Health problems with similar symptoms need to be ruled out before fibroids are diagnosed.

Conditions that can cause changes in menstrual periods include:1

Conditions that can cause female pelvic pain include:1

Cancers of the female reproductive organs that can cause pain or bleeding include:1

These forms of cancer may cause symptoms similar to those caused by noncancerous conditions, such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

Citations

  1. Drinville JS, Memarzadeh S (2007). Benign disorders of the uterine corpus. In AH DeCherney et al., eds., Current Diagnosis and Treatment Obstetrics and Gynecologic, 10th ed., pp. 639–653. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Last Updated: August 11, 2009

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