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  1. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of uterine fibroids from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- the Basics

    Learn more here about uterine fibroids from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that form on the wall of a woman's uterus. Learn more from WebMD about causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

    To treat uterine fibroids, surgery can be used to remove fibroids only (myomectomy) or to remove the entire uterus (hysterectomy).

  8. Myomectomy

    Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.

  9. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

    The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  10. 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.

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