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Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.
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.
There are different factors that increase a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.
If your health professional suspects that you have a uterine fibroid problem, certain tests will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.
Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.
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.
Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.
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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.
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