Uterine Fibroids - Health Tools
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Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor
Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.
Uterine Fibroids - Medications
Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.
Uterine Fibroids - Prevention
It is common for fibroids to grow back after treatment. The only treatment that absolutely prevents regrowth of fibroids is removal of the entire uterus, called hysterectomy.
Uterine Fibroids - Other Treatment
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a recent addition to the list of uterine fibroid treatment options. It is a nonsurgical alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy.
Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms
Uterine fibroid symptoms can develop slowly over several years or rapidly over several months. Most women with uterine fibroids have mild symptoms or none at all and never need treatment. For some women, uterine fibroid symptoms become a problem.
Uterine Fibroids - Cause
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.
Uterine Fibroids - Surgery
To treat uterine fibroids, surgery can be used to remove fibroids only (myomectomy) or to remove the entire uterus (hysterectomy).
Uterine Fibroids - What Happens
Uterine fibroids can grow on the inside wall of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer wall of the uterus. They can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow.
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