What are uterine fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous tissue growths in the muscle walls of the uterus. Another medical term for fibroids is "leiomyoma" or just "myoma." Fibroids can grow as a single mass, or there can be multiple fibroids in the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit.
There are several different fibroid types, with different names depending on where they grow on the uterus. Fibroids can grow:
- On a stalk either inside or outside the uterus - pedunculated fibroid.
- Just below the lining of the uterus - submucosal fibroids.
- In the middle of the uterine wall - intramural fibroids.
- Under the outer covering of the uterus - subserousal fibroids.
If you have fibroids or polyps that are located inside your uterus (submucous fibroids or endometrial polyps), the MyoSure procedure is a safe treatment option. Your doctor will be able to determine the treatment option that best matches your specific condition.