Fibroids or known as Leiomyoma/Myoma are noncancerous growths that develops from the uterus’ wall or muscle. It occurs in solitary or multiple growths. Uterine fibroids commonly happen in 20% of reproductive-age women.
Uterine fibroid is rarely found in women who have yet to start having menses and usually shrinks after menopause. It ranges in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to masses that distort and enlarge the uterus. Many women have uterine fibroid sometime in their lives but may not know they have them because uterine fibroids often cause no symptoms.
Fibroids may lead to discomfort, anaemia or drop in red blood cells, may cause infertility, pregnancy loss and raise the risk of certain pregnancy complications.