Fibroids, also known as Myomas, are tumors made up of the muscular tissue of the uterus. They can range in size from anywhere as small as a tiny seed to the size of a grapefruit and even much larger in some cases, and the size, symptoms, and location are really what dictates your symptoms and the best treatment option.

They are present in up to 80% of women; unfortunately, not all are symptomatic or troubled by the condition.

It’s important to note that fibroids are not cancerous and do not increase the risk of uterine cancer. However, if you suspect you may have the condition, it’s important to speak with your doctor to discuss the best treatment for you.

Types Of Fibroids

  1. Submucosal: These grow just under the inner lining of the uterus and can cause heavy bleeding during menstrual cycles.
  2. Intramural Fibroids: These are the most common type of Fibroid and grow within the muscular wall of the uterus. They can cause pain, pressure, and heavy bleeding during periods.
  3. Subserosal Fibroids grow outside the uterus and can cause pain and pressure. They are also less likely to cause heavy bleeding during periods.
  4. Pedunculated: Grows on a stalk or stem-like structure. They can cause pain and discomfort but are generally less common than the other types.
  5. Cervical Fibroids: These grow in the cervix and can cause heavy bleeding during periods of discomfort and pressure.

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