Fibroids are noncancerous growths extending from the uterine muscular tissue, according to WebMD. They sometimes appear singly but also occur in multiple growths, and they vary widely in size. By the age of 50, between 7... More »

Two thirds of women with fibroid tumors do not have symptoms, but the third of women who do commonly experience heavy bleeding, pelvic and lower back pain, pain during sex, frequent urination and miscarriages. In the cas... More »

Uterine fibroid tumors are firm and rubbery growths that form on the uterine lining in women, ranging in size from minuscule lumps to large masses, explains Mayo Clinic. The tumors are most common during the childbearing... More »

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