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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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The second one known as subserosal fibroid form on the outside of the uterus, also called the serosa.
In early 2018, CARE About Fibroids will launch an online resource with evidence-based facts about fibroid risks, diagnosis, treatment options and disparities in care and create a national video library of patient stories to make the burden of uterine fibroids top-of-mind for physicians, payers, and policymakers.
Based on the promising results we have seen with vilaprisan in the Phase II clinical study program, we are very excited about the start of the Phase III trials that aims for a new symptom control for symptomatic uterine fibroids in a long-term treatment option.
Fibroids account for a majority of hysterectomies done in the US.
However, it should be noted that in the majority of cases where LMS is suspected, histology usually reveals a benign fibroid (Fig.
Fibroids can appear complex when degenerating and may contain areas of fluid density6.
Their mean symptom severity scores on the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality-of-Life Questionnaire (UFS-QOL) decreased significantly from baseline to 3 months and changed little after that, for a total change of -32.
The majority of fibroids are asymptomatic, but one-third may grow in pregnancy and cause pain which is managed conservatively, however severe localized abdominal pain can occur if a fibroid undergoes red degeneration, torsion or impaction.
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.
Nothing needs to be done about a fibroid that causes no distress.