Uterine fibroids are a type of non-cancerous muscular tumour that grows in or around the womb. They can vary in size from minuscule to grapefruit-sized, and are sometimes known as uterine myomas or fibromyomas.
If you suspect you have them, your GP may well send you for an ultrasound scan. Symptoms can include extreme pain and heavy bleeding, but quite often uterine fibroids display no symptoms, meaning many sufferers are unaware that they have them.
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