Uterine fibroids, also known as uterineleiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma or fibroleiomyoma are a smooth non cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus commonly occurring in women during their childbearing years and which often stops growing once she reaches menopause. While the exact cause of uterine fibroids is not defined, it is believed to be hereditary and depends on the hormone estrogen.
 
In its mild form, the condition does not have any symptoms and may be left untreated if the patient is not trying to conceive. However in severe cases that cause abnormal bleeding, pain or if the fibroid starts growing, you have to consult your doctor who can advise the best treatment based on further examination.
 
In the case of any large fibroids, or when a woman is experiencing infertility, it may be necessary to surgically remove the fibroid through any of the following procedures
 

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Hysterectomy