In general uterine fibroids can go untreated without any harm to a woman other than affecting her fertility. Uterine fibroids can interfere with a woman’s fertility.
Fibroids can create problems for the fertilized egg attaching to the lining of the uterus. In addition, some fibroids can grow outside the uterus (submucoscal fibroids), changing the shape of the uterus and making it harder to get pregnant.
If uterine fibroids are preventing a woman from conceiving, she may decide to seek treatment.
If a woman’s symptoms have become debilitating and her uterine fibroids are causing her persistent pelvic pain and pressure, she may decide to seek treatment to get relief from her symptoms.