Fibroid tumor (uterine fibroids)

Fibroid tumor (uterine fibroids)

Non-cancerous (benign) growths in the uterus. These can range in size—from tiny to larger—and can exist on their own or in multiples, which can cause your uterus to expand. We know that sounds scary, but you can breathe a sigh of relief: fibroids aren’t associated with an increased of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.


Lots of women have fibroids and never know it because there usually aren’t any symptoms, but fibroids can still prevent proper embryo implantation or development. Your doctor should be able to detect fibroids on an ultrasound and determine the best course of action.

Related Terms:

uterine polyps, fibrous

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