Uterus Fibroid Overview
Another name for Uterus Fibroid is Uterine Fibroids.
What are uterine fibroids?
A woman with uterine fibroids has benign tumors that form in the wall of the uterus. Benign tumors are not cancerous because they do not spread to other parts of the body. The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. About 20 percent of women over the age of 35 have uterine fibroids.
What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
Symptoms of uterine fibroids include heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstrual bleeding, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, increased urinary frequency, and constipation.
How does the doctor treat uterine fibroids?
Small uterine fibroids may not require treatment if they do not cause symptoms. Treatment for large uterine fibroids may include hormone therapy, surgery to remove the fibroids, or hysterectomy.
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