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About uterine fibroids

In this section, you or a loved one can find out more about uterine fibroids, as well as links to other information. Being informed is an important first step towards becoming an active decision-maker in your care plan.

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, sometimes also called leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths made of muscle cells and other tissues that develop in the uterus (womb). They can be single or multiple, small or large and located in various parts of the uterus. Depending on their number and size, they can lead to uterus enlargement.

For more information, please visit Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/vulva-vagina-ovaries-uterus/fibroids  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Disclaimer

Please note that the information on this website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional. Speak to a healthcare provider if you have any questions about your health, medical condition, symptoms or treatment options.

References

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Uterine-Fibroids#what  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

The Office on Women’s Health

http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

National Institutes of Health

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/uterinefibroids.html  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

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