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- Ovarian fibromas are generally asymptomatic. If symptoms are present, the most common one is abdominal pain.
- The common symptoms of ossifying fibromas include the following:
- Pleural fibromas are usually asymptomatic and discovered as an incidental finding on a routine chest radiograph. More than half of pleural fibromas are asymptomatic at diagnosis If symptomatic, clinical presentation can be with either one of the following:
- The clinical symptoms are mostly related to the site where the tumor arises. In case of cranial involvement the symptoms change according to the bone that is affected. Patients can present with diplopia, neuralgia and dysarthria, facial pain, episodes of convulsions, exophthalmos and headache or with bony swelling. The common symptoms of chondromyxoid fibroma includes the following:
- Approximately one-half of all cases of cemento-ossifying fibroma are asymptomatic, however the growth of the tumor over time may lead to the following symptoms:
- The majority of non-ossifying fibroma are probably asymptomatic, However larger lesions may be painful and may weaken the bone enough to predispose to pathological fracture.
- Symptoms depend on the size of the tumor, its location relative to the conduction system, and whether it obstructs blood flow.
- The symptoms of cardiac fibromas include the following:
- The symptoms of desmoplastic fibroma includes the following:
Giant cell fibroma
- They are asymptomatic
- The majority of patients are asymptomatic. Approximately 50% of patients describe localised symptoms which include the following:
- Uterine fibromas, particularly when small, may be entirely asymptomatic. Symptoms depend on the location and size of the fibroid. Symptoms of uterine fibromas include the following
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Heavy or painful periods
- Abdominal discomfort or bloating
- Painful defecation
- Back ache
- Urinary frequency or retention
- Pain during intercourse
- While fibroids are common, they are not a typical cause for infertility, accounting for about 3% of reasons why a woman may not be able to have a child. The majority of women with uterine fibroids will have normal pregnancy outcomes. In cases of intercurrent uterine fibroids in infertility, a fibroid is typically located in a submucosal position and it is thought that this location may interfere with the function of the lining and the ability of the embryo to implant. Also larger fibroids may distort or block the fallopian tubes.
- During pregnancy they may also be the cause of miscarriage, bleeding, premature labor, or interference with the position of the fetus.
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