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    1. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

      Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

    2. Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment

      Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    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 - 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

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

    9. 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.

    10. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

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

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