9. Excessive Cramping.
When that time of the month comes, cramping can be a side-effect that differs for every woman. Cramping is caused for a number of reasons, but fibroid growth in the uterus can cause the muscles in the abdominal area to cramp up. The cramping can range from mild to severe depending on the size of the fibroid growth, but if you notice that you are having cramping in this area and it is not in your menstrual cycle, then you should consider discussing this with your doctor. Excessive cramping in your abdominal area is a common symptom for fibroids and if you experience frequent cramping, then this could be an obvious cause.