Uterine Fibroids

What Is a Myoma? 1X

What Is a Myoma?

A myoma is common noncancerous growth in or around the uterus that can be treated with medication or surgery. Learn more. A myoma (also known as a uterine fibroid or a leiomyoma) is a common noncancerous tumor that grows in or around the uterus....

Most Recent

What Is an Exophytic Fibroid?

Exophytic fibroids are large fibroids that can grow out of the uterus into the abdominal cavity. Learn more about how to treat them. Uterine fibroids, also known as myomas or leiomyomas, are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. They...

Most Recent

Uterine Fibroids

Resources and up-to-date information on uterine fibroids, symptoms, treatment, and the risk factors associated with these noncancerous growths.

Most Recent

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

The most frequent symptoms are abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pressure, and urinary retention. This article is part of our Black Health Spotlight on uterine fibroids.Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors that disproportionately impact...

Most Recent

Uterine Fibroids in Black Women

Uterine Fibroids, a benign condition that causes pelvic tumors, hits African American women harder than any other group, but no one understands why. Uterine fibroids, which are benign pelvic tumors, affect Black women harder than any other group....

Most Recent

What Is a Subserosal Fibroid?

A subserosal uterine fibroid is a benign tumor that grows on the outside of the uterus. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Uterine fibroids are growths in the wall of the uterus that are almost always benign (not...

Most Recent

Signs of Fibroids Breaking Down and What to Do

When fibroids break down, they release chemicals that cause pain and swelling. Here’s how to identify when it’s happening and what to do about it. Fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow inside or on the...

Most Recent

How Uterine Fibroids Are Diagnosed

Most uterine fibroids are diagnosed during a routine gynecological exam or while getting imaging for an unrelated medical condition. Learn more. This article is part of our Black Health Spotlight on uterine fibroids.Most uterine fibroids go...

  • 1
Top