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What are uterine fibroids?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Uterine fibroids, or myomas, are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the wall of the uterus. These growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, and they can form in many different parts of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are actually quite common, and they often don't cause any noticeable symptoms. If they do cause problematic symptoms, they may be treated with medications or surgery.

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