My GP keeps on telling me that uterine fibroids are a rather common pathology, yet nobody I know suffers from them. Are they really so widespread?

Roughly 30% of women suffer from them at some stage, hence it’s true: uterine fibroids are frequent. Frequency increases with age, therefore it is necessary to screen regularly, on a yearly basis, to check the health of the uterus. It is very useful to monitor symptoms, in particular a heavier menstrual flow, which is one of the major symptoms of uterine fibroids.