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  1. 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.

  2. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- Diagnosis and Treatment

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

  3. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- Symptoms

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

  4. Understanding Uterine Fibroids -- the Basics

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

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

  9. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

    There are different factors that increase a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.

  10. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids treated with this procedure shrink an average of 48% to 78%.1, 2 For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids.You should not eat or drink anything for 4 to 8 hours before uterine fibroid ...

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