About 20-80 percent of women develop fibroids by the age of 50. There are four types of 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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