drupal analytics

Diseases » Fibroids




Fibroids are noncancerous tumor that grows in uterus. Fibroids are found to occur in the muscle tissue of uterus, either in the uterine cavity or in the surface of uterus. The tumor may grow as a single one or can be found in clusters. Fibroids is found to be the major cause of hysterectomy i.e. removal of the uterus world wide.

Fibroids are very common. In the world 25 percent of women have signs of fibroids; not
all of these women have symptoms of their fibroids.

Types of fibroids:

Fibroids are classified as follows depending on their position in uterus-

1. Intramural fibroids are seen in the wall of the uterus. This is the most commonly found type of fibroids.

2. Subserous fibroids are seen in the outer layer of the uterus wall. These tend to grow larger. They can also grow out in a papillary manner to become pedunculated fibroids.

3. Submucous fibroids are seen in the muscle under the inner lining of the uterus. They tend to grow longer.

4. Cervical fibroids are seen in the wall of the cervix and cannot be removed easily. Surgerical procedure to remove this type of fibroids can cause damage to the surrounding area.

Fibroids are almost benign and do not turn into cancer. But in very rare cases it is possible and is called leiomyosarcoma. Having fibroids is no way linked to increased risk of having cancer in uterus or in other part of your body.


  Images




Disease Statistics

Disease
Type  
Year

fibroids   Related Questions

hello doctor last year in jan,i had myomectomy the fibroid was as big as a 4 ...
My mother is 47 years old diagnosed with Fibroid in uterus ant wall, what tablet ...
dear doc i had clear cell rcc in d lower pole of my rt kidney.i got partial nep ...
what is the meaning of Fibroid ...
good afternoon doctor my daughter 18 year old, not married ,was given two lu ...
Iam running 40 still infertile. In Feb 2009 I have undergone hysteroscopy operat ...
enlarged utrus with multiple fibroids and cyst on the ovary is it a must to get ...
For past one year I used to have irregular periods. In Dec2009 I has heavy bleed ...
what is multipal hypoechoic sol's suggestive fibroid means. pls suggest me th ...
Hi i have a tiny fibroid & i want to be pregnant.Can i pregnant or i treatm ...

  Diseases List

 e-Consult   


 Sponsored Products

  Health Info

  Find a Doctor