Uterine fibroids are benign, solid tumors that develop from the smooth muscle layer of the uterus. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in reproductive age women. Although not clearly understood, it is thought that genetic predisposition and environmental factors contribute to fibroid growth.
Fibroids may be single or multiple. They also vary in size and location within the uterus. They may be located inside the uterus (submucosal), in the muscle of the uterus (intramural), or outside the uterus (subserosal). Fibroids can be entirely symptom free or may cause a host of problems including pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual bleeding, infertility and miscarriages.
A gynecologic examination and pelvic ultrasound can help determine the presence or absence of uterine fibroids, location, size, and need for medical and/or surgical intervention.
Most fibroids do not require treatment.
For more information regarding the management or treatment of your fibroids, We encourage you to contact the staff at the Viera Fertility Center.