Fibroids are benign growths of variable sizes that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Generally, women with these growths do not suffer any symptoms. However, there are some women who may experience the following: heavy and very long menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods, pelvic cramps, heaviness in the lower pelvic area and legs. The treatment for fibroids may include oral contraceptives to help control heavy periods or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen for cramps or pain. In severe cases, it may be necessary surgery to remove the fibroids.