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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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