Uterine Fibroids Embolization, also known as leiomyomas, are benign (non-cancerous) tumours that grow within the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids are named according to their various locations within the uterus. The location often determines the symptoms and the treatment that a patient can have.
They are the most common pelvic tumours in women, with a prevalence of 20-40%. It is estimated that by the age of 50, 70% of women have fibroids. They are more common in women of African-Caribbean origin.
Many women will have no symptoms with their fibroids, but others experience a reduction in their quality of life because of these common symptoms: heavy periods, pelvic pain, bloating, an increased need to urinate due to pressure on the bladder, constipation from pressure on the bowel, an enlarged abdomen and fertility problems.
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