Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor
Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.
Uterine Fibroids - What Happens
Uterine fibroids can grow on the inside wall of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer wall of the uterus. They can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow.
Uterine Fibroids - Prevention
It is common for fibroids to grow back after treatment. The only treatment that absolutely prevents regrowth of fibroids is removal of the entire uterus, called hysterectomy.
Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment
Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.
Uterine Fibroids - Exams and Tests
If your health professional suspects that you have a uterine fibroid problem, certain tests will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.
Uterine Fibroids - Cause
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.
Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms
Uterine fibroid symptoms can develop slowly over several years or rapidly over several months. Most women with uterine fibroids have mild symptoms or none at all and never need treatment. For some women, uterine fibroid symptoms become a problem.
Uterine Fibroids - Other Treatment
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a recent addition to the list of uterine fibroid treatment options. It is a nonsurgical alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy.
Uterine Fibroids - Topic Overview
Uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on your uterus. You can have fibroids on the inside, on the outside, or in the wall of your uterus. Your doctor may call them fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas.
Uterine Fibroids - Treatment Overview
Most uterine fibroids are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and shrink with menopause. However, some fibroids are painful, press on other internal organs, bleed and cause anemia, or cause pregnancy problems.