A fibroid is a benign, non-cancerous growth that occurs in or around the uterus. A United States Census Bureau and Population report estimates extrapolated the prevalence of uterine fibroids at 1,649,105 cases (approximately 10-20% of the women population) in Kenya.

While the causes of fibroids are unknown, it is mostly genetic and thrive on the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Women on menopause are at highest risk of getting fibroids, here are some of the warning signs that you may have fibroids:


•Excessive and prolonged uterus bleeding

•Abnormal urinary patterns

•Non-menstrual pelvic pain

•Abdominal swelling

•Painful sexual intercourse

•Infertility

•Leg pain at the back of leg

•Recurrent miscarriage

•Lower back pain

•Constipation due to pressure on the bowel

In case you are experience some or all of these symptoms it is wise to visit a doctor as soon as possible.

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