3. Increased menstrual cramping
For some women, uterine fibroids not only mean heavier flow during their period but also more pain and cramping. Because fibroids are lumps that can grow on the inside, outside or the wall of the uterus, the pressure caused by their growth can aggravate menstrual cramping
In the few days preceding their period, women may experience more severe cramping as the uterus proceeds with its motions of forcing out the uterine lining. The result is feeling more noticeable spasms when the period starts and the lining starts to shed.