Uterine Leiomyoma Anatomy
To better understand uterine fibroids, it helps to understand the anatomy of the uterus.
The uterus, or womb, is part of the female reproductive system. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus. The ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina are the other parts of the female reproductive system.
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