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Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus. The growths are attached to or become part of the muscular walls of the uterus. Anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of women may develop uterine fibroids by age 50. The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not yet known. However, researchers believe genetics and changing hormone levels may play a role.
Dignity Health doctors provide excellent treatment for fibroids in Arizona. We serve the unique needs of women at three facilities:
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Signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids are:
Symptoms vary from woman to woman. Symptoms may depend upon the size, location, and number of fibroids. Some women with uterine fibroids have no obvious symptoms.
Treatment options depend upon the size, location, and number of fibroids; the severity of your symptoms; your age and medical history; and your reproductive goals.
Treatment options for uterine fibroids include the following.
Each fibroid treatment has risks and benefits. Your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you and recommend the best course of action.
Dignity Health provides comprehensive treatment for gynecologic conditions, including fibroids, in Arizona.