Uterine fibroids are benign lumps that grow inside the uterus. Symptoms include heavy periods, cramping, painful sex, and an urge to urinate. Uterine fibroid treatments include hysterectomy, embolization, and hormone therapy.
Uterine fibroids (leiomyomata) are non-cancerous growths that develop in or just outside a woman’s uterus (womb). Uterine fibroids develop from normal uterus muscle cells that start growing abnormally. As the cells grow, they form a benign tumor.
Who Gets Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are extremely common. In fact, many women have uterine fibroids at some point in life. Uterine fibroids in most women are usually too small to cause any problems, or even be noticed.