- Q Can children get uterine fibroids?
Fibroids usually develop during childbearing years - that is, after you go through puberty and before you go through menopause - so children who have not yet gone through puberty don't develop fibroids. In fact, they're quite rare among women younger... Full Answer
- Q Are uterine fibroids cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyFibroids are noncancerous growths of cells that start in the muscular layer of the uterine wall. Watch the animation to learn more about uterine fibroids. Full Answer
- Q How large can a fibroid grow?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe noncancerous growths called uterine fibroids sometimes grow as large as a cantaloupe. Watch the animation to learn more about fibroids. Full Answer
- Q What are the possible complications of uterine fibroids?
Usually, uterine fibroids don't cause many symptoms and often don't require treatment. However, in some cases they may cause more serious complications. If fibroids cause heavy bleeding, they may lead to anemia, or a lower-than-normal number of red blood... Full Answer
- Q Can uterine fibroids be prevented?
Because so little is known about the cause of uterine fibroids, there's not really much that can be done to prevent them. Fortunately, many women with uterine fibroids don't experience any symptoms, and many don't require treatment. Even if treatment is... Full Answer
- Q Where can fibroids grow?
Most fibroids grow in the wall of the uterus. Doctors put them into three groups based on where they grow: Submucosal (sub-myoo-KOH-zuhl) fibroids grow into the uterine cavity. Intramural (ihn-truh-MYOOR-uhl) fibroids grow within the wall of the uterus.... Full Answer