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Hysterectomy and uterine fibroids; Leiomyoma; Myoma
Uterine fibroids, also called leimyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths that originate in the thick wall of the uterus. Fibroids are the most common type of tumor found in female reproductive organs. Uterine fibroids are very common, especially among African-American women.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Common symptoms of uterine fibroids may include:
Complications of Uterine Fibroids
Many women with fibroids choose not to have treatment, especially if they are approaching the age of menopause. Fibroids grow slowly and usually shrink after menopause. Treatment may include various drug and surgical options.
Medications for Fibroids
Invasive and less-invasive surgical methods include:
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