Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids or leiomyomas, are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They are common in women of reproductive age and can vary in size and location within the uterus.
Fibroids may cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure or fullness in the lower abdomen. They may also cause complications such as infertility or miscarriage.
Treatment options for fibroids may depend on the severity of symptoms and include medication, surgery, or other minimally invasive procedures such as uterine artery embolization or focused ultrasound.
Individuals with fibroids should work with a healthcare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan and to monitor any changes in symptoms or growth of the fibroids over time.