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  1. 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.

  2. Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment

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

  3. 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.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

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

  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 - Other Treatment

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

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

  10. Uterine Fibroids

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

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