Uterine fibroids

SLUCare Health Watch: Uterine Fibroids – Symptoms and Treatment options

Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids, are non-cancerous tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are the most common tumors of the female reproductive system. All women are potentially at risk of developing them. SLUCare OB/GYN Dr. Brigid Holloran-Schwartz says no one exactly knows what causes fibroids, but they are thought to be caused by hormones in the body or genes that may run in the family. The growths can cause pain, pressure on other organs, bleeding and anemia so severe some patients may need blood transfusions. More information online at www.slucare.edu

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