Uterine Growths: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 4/15/2021

Uterine growths are enlargements, masses, or tumors located in the female womb (uterus). An example of a benign or non-cancerous growth is a polyp of the cervix. Although uterine fibroids are also benign causes of uterine growths, they can still cause signs and symptoms such as bleeding. Dangerous growths of the uterus include cancerous tumors.

Signs and symptoms depend upon the type and size of growth in the uterus. Not all growths in the uterus cause symptoms. Associated symptoms and signs can include

  • heavy menstrual bleeding,
  • menstrual periods lasting more than a week,
  • pelvic pressure or pain,
  • frequent urination,
  • difficulty emptying the bladder,
  • constipation,
  • backache, or
  • leg pains.

Causes of uterine growths

Uterine growths can be caused by either harmless or serious conditions. Uterine growths may be caused by several factors. It is likely that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in their development.

Other uterine growths symptoms and signs

  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Emptying the Bladder
  • Frequent Urination
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Leg Pains
  • Menstrual Periods Lasting More Than a Week
  • Pelvic Pressure or Pain


What are uterine fibroids? See Answer

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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.