What are Fibroids?
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What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine 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 uterine 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 tissue removal system and procedure is a safe treatment option. Your doctor will be able to determine the treatment option that best matches your specific condition.

Watch how the MyoSure procedure works to remove fibroids.

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