Oh, yes, more on fibroids! I really was not familiar with this term until last year when I discovered that one teeny, tiny 5mm fibroid was the cause of oh, so much drama in my life! I want women everywhere to be familiar with these little buggers and know that there may be options to help you deal with any that decide to take up residence in your uterus!
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus. They are the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumor of a woman’ womb (uterus). They are tumors of the smooth muscle in the uterus and can develop within the walls of the uterus or attach to it. Though they consist of smooth muscle fibers, they are denser than the normal myometrium. They may grow as one tumor or can grow in clusters. They are known to cause excessive menstrual bleeding, frequent urination and pelvic, among several other health problems.
Types of uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are usually described depending on their location in the uterus. Those located under the serosa, lining membrane on the outside of the uterus, is are known as subserosal. Subserosal often appear localized on the surface of the uterus or can attach by a pedicle to the outside surface.
Fibroids located inside the uterine cavity just beneath…
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