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About 20-80 percent of women develop fibroids by the age of 50.

There are four types of fibroids.

  • Intramural: Fibroids grow into the uterine wall. These are the most common type.
  • Subserosal: They grow on the outside of the uterine wall.
  • Pedunculated: These types grow on stalks or stems. The stems are attached to the wall and can grow outside or inside of the uterine cavity.
  • Submucosal: Fibroids grow below the thin layer of tissue found in the uterus. They can protrude into the uterine cavity and are the rarest type.
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    1. What Are Fibroids?

    Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors that grow in the uterus. They are benign, which means non-cancerous. Other terms used for the growth might include uterine leiomyomas or uterine fibroids. These masses range in size from very small to as large as a cantaloupe. Most of the time, fibroids do not cause any complications.

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