Are fibroids bad? What will they do to me?

Most fibroids cause no symptoms at all. Fibroids do not need to be removed just because they are there. Your gynaecologist should only remove your fibroid/s if they are causing you a problem.
Some fibroids cause heavy bleeding – this is more likely if the fibroid is submucosal (see “what are fibroids”) i.e. growing on the inside of the uterus.
Some fibroids get so big that they put pressure on the bladder – like a growing pregnancy does, making a woman feel the need to urinate more often. Some fibroids put pressure on the bowel causing constipation. Some fibroids can make it more difficult to get pregnant – especially if the fibroids are very large or growing on the inside of the uterus (submucosal).