Uterine Fibroids

A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) and the accompanying connective tissue of the uterus. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years. While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, and urinary frequency and urgency. Uterine fibroids are the major indication for hysterectomy in the US. Fibroids are often multiple and if the uterus contains too many leiomyomatas to count, it is referred to as uterine leiomyomatosis. The malignant version of a fibroid is uncommon and termed a leiomyosarcoma.


Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors within or around the uterine wall. Although they are often asymptomatic, it is important to know that depending on their size and location they can become troublesome and dangerous over time. Learn more.

Treatments & Options

Absent a diagnosis of cancer, most women do not need a hysterectomy to treat fibroids. The size and location of your fibroids, along with your medical history, will determine the options available to you. Take the time to learn about your treatment options.

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