Understanding the different types of fibroid tumors will help you make a more informed decision on the best fibroid treatment for your situation. Learning about how each fibroid affects the uterus will also help determine and identify the different symptoms of uterine fibroids.
Intramural fibroid tumors typically develop within the uterine wall and will expand from there. These uterine fibroids are the most common among the various fibroids that you can have. When an intramural fibroid tumor expands, it tends to make the uterus feel larger than normal, which can sometimes be mistaken for pregnancy or weight gain. This type of fibroid tumor can also cause "bulk symptoms". Some of symptoms associated with intramural fibroid tumors are excessive menstrual bleeding, which can cause prolonged menstrual cycles and clot passing, pelvic pain which is caused by the additional pressure placed on surrounding organs by the growth of the fibroid which consequently can cause frequent urination and pressure.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or think you have intramural fibroids you should make an appointment to see your primary care physician or OB/Gyn as soon as possible. Use the following link for more information on fibroid tumors, their symptoms, and uterine fibroid treatments.