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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fibroid

(fī′broid′)
adj.
Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue.
n.
A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

fibroid

adective Fibrous, replete with fibres.

noun Leiomyoma, especially uterine; often termed fibroid of the uterus.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

fibroid

Vox populi A benign tumor composed of fibrous and muscular tissue; fibroma. See Leiomyoma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fi·broid

(fī'broyd)
1. Resembling or composed of fibers or fibrous tissue.
2. Synonym(s): fibroleiomyoma.
[fibro- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Fibroid

A benign tumor of the uterus
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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