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Fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women of childbearing age. More than 200 thousand new fibroid cases are identified every year in the United States alone and it can affect up to 1 in 5 women during their lifetime.
There are no known causes for fibroids development, but there are risk factors.
Many women do not even know they have fibroids. However, countless women suffer from uncomfortable and painful symptoms including.
For women who are not suffering from painful fibroid symptoms, watchful waiting with monitoring by their primary care physician or gynecologist may be the best option. Sometimes medication may help to control the symptoms or slow the growth of fibroids. For women who are experiencing painful or life-altering symptoms surgical fibroid removal while preserving fertility should be considered. Fertility-sparing robotic or laparoscopic myomectomy removes the fibroids while repairing and keep the uterus intact. For smaller fibroids within the uterine cavity, they can often be removed through a simple hysteroscopic myomectomy procedure in the office or as an outpatient procedure.
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