Uterine fibroma - Definition

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Uterine fibroma is a benign tumor originating in the uterus, common in women over 40 years. It grows from the uterine muscle and is under the hormonal influence of estrogen, that is why they do not exist before the secretion of this hormone before puberty, and they regress with menopause. Often asymptomatic, it goes unnoticed and is discovered by chance during an ultrasound or other imaging test performed for another purpose. However, it may cause heavy or unexplained bleeding or urinary problems. Fibroma can sometimes also be felt by the patient as a feeling of weight in the lower abdomen. The use of synthetic hormones is possible to decrease the size of the fibroids, but if symptoms persist, a surgical ablation technique is possible.