A uterine fibroid is a tumor that is not cancer. It is a benign tumor. This kind of tumor grows in the muscle of the uterus, or womb. Fibroids often do not grow very large and do not always need to be treated. This kind of tumor often gets smaller after menopause. But sometimes fibroids cause heavy bleeding or pain. In this case, a physician may treat it.
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- "Glossary | Womenshealth.gov". womenshealth.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-13.