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Fibroids are benign (not malignant, not cancerous)
tumors that gow in the wall of the uterus (womb). They
are also called myomas, leiomyomas or leiomyomata.
They cause, pain, menstrual disturbances and can cause
Surgery (myomectomy) is often performed to remove
the fibroids. Sometimes the fibroids are so bad that
a hysterectomy is performed. In either case adhesions
may form with the attendant problems of pain, bowel
and bladder problems.
For further information:
Fibroids from ADAM Medical Encyclopedia
prevention in gynaecological surgery
- Fibroid Treatment
- National Uterine
Fibroids Foundation (NUFF)
- Uterine Artery embolization for fibroids
- Myomectomy – removal of uterine fibroids – by
laparotomy with placement of Seprafilm