Uterine Fibroids

Uterine leiomyomas are more commonly known as uterine fibroids. These are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the muscular lining of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor affecting pelvic organs and occur in 77% of women; however, less than 25% of women have symptoms related to fibroids.

Fibroids are described based on their location within the uterus as well as their size. Different locations can cause different symptoms and larger fibroids are often responsible for more severe symptoms.  When describing fibroids they are often compared to the corresponding size of a pregnant uterus.  It is not uncommon for a woman to have one, or several, large fibroids resulting in a uterus similar to the size of a twenty week pregnancy.

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