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Nearly 80 percent of women of childbearing age will develop fibroids. They're usually detected at a gynecological exam. Fibroids are often symptom-free, but some women do experience pain. If you're one of them, talk with our gynecologists. We know the latest ways to keep fibroids at bay, or even shrink them.
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors and there are several types. The most common is intramural fibroids that grow within the uterine lining. They can grow very large, making them candidates for surgical removal. Subserol fibroids grow outside the uterus. Another type that forms deeper in the lining (submucosal) can cause trouble with conception.