Fibroids: Fibroids are common, benign tumors of smooth muscle in the uterus (womb). Uterine fibroids are the most common reason for performing a hysterectomy. Fibroids do not produce symptoms in all women, but may lead to prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and rarely to infertility. In addition to hysterectomy, less invasive surgical procedures have been employed to remove uterine fibroids. Fibroids can be detected by radiologic testing, such as ultrasound, CAT scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
A fibroid is a synonym for leiomyoma (plural: leiomyomata)
Fibroid Embolization: A safe, cost effective non-surgical treatment for fibroids that protects fertility & relieves enlarged uterus & heavy bleeding.
Uterine Fibroids Overview. A uterine fibroid is the most common benign (not cancerous) tumor of a woman's uterus (womb). Fibroids are tumors of the smooth muscle that is ...
Uterine fibroids fact sheet. What are fibroids? Why should women know about fibroids? Who gets fibroids? Where can fibroids grow? What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the uterus (womb), a female reproductive organ.
FIBROIDS: A leading gynecologist explains types and diagnosis of fibroids, and discusses treatment alternatives. A no-nonsense discussion of advantages and disadvantages ...