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Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids: Introduction

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Uterine fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Uterine fibroids is available below.

Symptoms of Uterine fibroids

Treatments for Uterine fibroids

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Alternative Treatments for Uterine fibroids

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Uterine fibroids: Complications

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Causes of Uterine fibroids

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Uterine fibroids: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Uterine fibroids

Prognosis for Uterine fibroids: Good. Benign. Rarely associated with uterine cancer.

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Uterine Fibroids: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Uterine fibroids are nodules of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop within the wall of the uterus (womb). Medically they are called uterine leiomyomata (singular: leiomyoma). Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters and may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. They may grow within the wall of the uterus or they may project into the interior cavity or toward the outer surface of the uterus. In rare cases, they may grow on stalks or peduncles projecting from the surface of the uterus. Fibroids are often referred to as tumors, but they are not cancerous. (Source: excerpt from Uterine Fibroids: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI (Excerpt)

Fibroids are common benign tumors that grow in the muscle of the uterus. They occur mainly in women in their forties. Women may have many fibroids at the same time. Fibroids do not develop into cancer. As a woman reaches menopause , fibroids are likely to become smaller, and sometimes they disappear. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI)

 

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