Up to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids by the time they reach age 50, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. While many women don't realize they have them, about half will experience significant symptoms, making it crucial to understand these tumors and their telltale signals.

Fibroids get their name from the fact that they tend to be more firm, or fibrous, than the normal muscle of the uterus, says Elizabeth Stewart, MD, director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic.

View the full story on OprahMag.com: 6 Signs of Uterine Fibroids Every Woman Should Know.


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