A number of medical conditions can affect the uterus, such as polyps, endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, and cancer. Symptoms of different uterine conditions are similar and may include pain or discomfort in the pelvic and lower abdominal region that may spread to the mid-abdomen or lower back. Irregular menstrual bleeding and difficulty getting pregnant can occur due to conditions that affect the uterus.
Many uterine conditions are not dangerous, and can be treated with minimal intervention—but several uterine conditions are serious and pose a threat to your health. It’s important to see a doctor so you can get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.