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    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

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

    4. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

      Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

    5. 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.

    6. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

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

    7. 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.

    8. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

      Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.

    9. 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.

    10. Uterine Fibroids - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

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