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fibroid

 [fi´broid]
1. having a fibrous structure; resembling a fibroma.
3. leiomyoma; fibroids is a colloquial term for leiomyoma uteri.

fi·broid

(fī'broyd),
1. Resembling or composed of fibers or fibrous tissue.
2. Old term for certain types of leiomyoma, especially those occurring in the uterus.
3. Synonym(s): fibroleiomyoma
[fibro- + G. eidos, resemblance]

fibroid

/fi·broid/ (fi´broid)
1. having a fibrous structure; resembling a fibroma.
4. in the plural, a colloquial term for leiomyoma of the uterus.

fibroid

(fī′broid′)
adj.
Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue.
n.
A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall.

fibroid

[fī′broid]
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, eidos, form
1 having fibers.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
a fibroma or myoma, particularly of the uterus.
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Common locations of fibroids

fibroid

adective Fibrous, replete with fibres.

noun Leiomyoma, especially uterine; often termed fibroid of the uterus.

fibroid

Vox populi A benign tumor composed of fibrous and muscular tissue; fibroma. See Leiomyoma.

fi·broid

(fī'broyd)
1. Resembling or composed of fibers or fibrous tissue.
2. Synonym(s): fibroleiomyoma.
[fibro- + G. eidos, resemblance]

fibroid

A common, benign (non-malignant), tumour of fibrous and muscular tissue growing in the wall of the womb (uterus) usually in women over 30. A leiomyoma. Fibroids are often multiple and may become very large and cause INFERTILITY. They often cause pain and heavy menstrual periods. Currently preferred treatment is by catheter embolization via the uterine artery.

Fibroid

A benign tumor of the uterus

fibroid

1. having a fibrous structure; resembling a fibroma.
2. fibroma.

fibroid tumor
fibroma.

Patient discussion about fibroid

Q. uterine fibroids. Whats the best way to deal with them? My doctor says hysterectomy? What about my hormones?

A. Yes, drugs that suppress the levels of the female sex hormones (estrogen) are successful for treating uterine fibroids. However, the relief is only temporary and the fibroids recur once the treatment is stopped. In addition, these treatments cause side effects similar to menopause.

Surgery is the definitive treatment, especially for complications such as bleeding or pain, and when there's a suspicion for malignancy.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000914.htm

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After treatment, the fibroids are re-absorbed by the surrounding tissue.
Cimicifuga racemosa extract compared to tibolone in peri/post menopausal women with uterine fibroids
This causes fibroid tumor to shrink and cease to cause any trouble or pain thereafter.
Noninvasive ultrasound surgery under MRI guidance can be used to heat and destroy a fibroid without damaging the uterus.
To evaluate the effect and possibility of accepting of CRILA in uterus fibroid tumor treatment.
Editor's Note: The authors remark that treatment of cultures of human uterine fibroid tissue with a form of vitamin D results in decreased cell proliferation accompanied by inhibition of molecular pathways for fibrosis.
It is that opportunity to get in there early before patients become extremely symptomatic and treat these fibroids with fibroid-directed therapy.
Uterine fibroids and evidence-based medicine--not an oxymoron.
Our discovery foretells a path to personalized medicine for women who have a genetic basis for development of uterine fibroids," said Morton.
The twofold increased risk of stillbirth in the fibroid group persisted in a multivariate analysis, even after covariates of African American race, preexisting diabetes, and chronic hypertension (adjusted odds ratio, 2.