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Uterine fibroids are tumours or growths, made up of muscle cells and other tissues that grow within the wall of the uterus (or womb). Although fibroids are sometimes called tumours, they are almost always benign (not cancerous). Fibroids can grow as a single growth or in clusters.

Diagnosis of fibroids include pelvic examination & ultrasound scanning. Some drugs can temporarily decrease the size of the fibroids and may be used before surgery to shrink the fibroids, making them easier to remove. If symptoms persist or if the gynaecologist thinks the fibroids could be the cause of your infertility, surgery may be advised.