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What is the definition or description of: fibroid?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Uterine fibroid

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus.
They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as well as pelvic pressure.

In brief: Uterine fibroid

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus.
They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as well as pelvic pressure.
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