Alternate Names : Leiomyoma, Myoma, Fibromyoma
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.