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Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are noncancerous (benign) tumors that can grow in the uterus. They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. Fibroids may also grow in the fallopian tubes, cervix, or tissues (ligaments) near the uterus.
You may have one or many fibroids. Fibroids vary in size, weight, and where they grow in the uterus. Some can become quite large. Most fibroids do not require medical treatment.
The cause of this condition is not known.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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