uterine fibroid


Also found in: Wikipedia.

uterine fibroid

Etymology: L, uterus + fibra, fiber; Gk, eidos, form
a growth of fibrous tissue in the uterus, usually a fibroma, fibromyoma, or leiomyofibroma.

uterine fibroid

Fibroid, fibromyoma, leiomyoma, myoma Gynecology A benign smooth muscle tumor that arises in the myometrium, possibly linked to endogenous estrogen production; UFs are rare before age 20, involute after menopause, weigh up to a 1+ kg–average < 15 cm in diameter; they are the most common pelvic tumor, occur in up to 30% of reproductive-age ♀, and are 3 to 9 times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians; fibroids with a stalk are termed pedunculated

Uterine fibroid

A noncancerous tumor of the uterus that can range from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit. Small fibroids require no treatment, but those causing serious symptoms may need to be removed.

Patient discussion about uterine 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

More discussions about uterine fibroid
References in periodicals archive ?
Plans call for activities such as conducting research and disseminating scientific findings to the general public, as well as policy makers, on uterine fibroids; highlighting the need for public and private investment in uterine fibroid research; hosting workshops and advocacy forums; and, providing women with the information and tools to become strong self-advocates for their care.
The study reported a significant difference in effect of iCR therapy when compared to tibolone on the course of uterine fibroid size in the subset of menopausal women with uterine fibroids, concluding that short term treatment with iCR of three months is safe for treatment of menopausal symptoms in women with fibroids and the volume of fibroids may even decrease during treatment.
Gurgaon, May 11, ( ANI ) Women who go for uterine surgery have a better alternative now: Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
A 3-month study of 195 women with uterine fibroid tumors was conducted in three hospitals in Vietnam in 2007.
Objective: To evaluate the results of uterine fibroid embolisation as a treatment option for symptomatic uterine fibroids in the local population.
Hollis and his colleagues of a lower risk of uterine fibroid tumors in women with sufficient levels of vitamin D.
This new procedure, uterine fibroid embolisation, is a non-invasive and less painful option available to women who are seeking treatment for troublesome uterine fibroids," said George Jepson, CEO of Al Ain Hospital.
This Elagolix Phase 3 uterine fibroid clinical development programme includes two replicate, randomized, parallel, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials.
Gurgaon, Feb 9 ( ANI ): Women who go for Uterine Surgery have a better alternative now: Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
Gee, medical director of the North Texas Uterine Fibroid Institute, Piano.