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Uterine Fibroids

Alternate Names : Leiomyoma, Myoma, Fibromyoma

Uterine Fibroids | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Since the cause of uterine fibroids is not yet known, no way is known to prevent them.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Fibroids can make it difficult to conceive a baby. During pregnancy, a fibroid can cause a miscarriage or difficulty with delivery. A fibroid can also become twisted and need emergency surgery. Although rare, it is possible for a fibroid to become cancerous.

What are the risks to others?

Fibroids are not contagious. A fibroid may pose a risk to the fetus during pregnancy.

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Uterine Fibroids: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/09/01

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