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Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus)
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors in the womb (uterus). Most uterine fibroids do not cause symptoms; however, if the fibroid is large enough and in the right location, it may cause symptoms of pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and pressure on the bladder or rectum. Uterine fibroids that remain small and do not grow usually do not need treatment; however, surgery to remove the fibroid may be necessary. Uterine fibroids do not cause cancer; however, there is a rare, fast-growing cancerous called leiomyosarcoma.
How Do Fibroids Affect Pregnancy?
What are fibroids, and how do they affect pregnancy? Learn the signs of fibroids, what causes them, how doctors diagnose them, and what you can do to treat them during your pregnancy.
Should Uterine Fibroids be Removed?
Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths in the uterus that often occur during childbearing years.
Uterine Fibroids: Causes and Treatment
Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths in the uterus that often occur during childbearing years. It’s also called leiomyomas, myomas, or just fibroid. They rarely develop into cancer and do not increase the risk of cancer.