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Benign smooth muscle tumors of the myometrium, also known as fibroids. Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecological tumor and leading cause for hysterectomy1,2,3
Can be submucous, subserous or intramural4
Women are often asymptomatic5
Around 25 to 50% of women have symptoms: HMB, pelvic pain or pressure3
May lead to subfertility, miscarriage and obstetric complications6
For submucosal fibroids: ultrasound and hysteroscopy4
Treatment should be individualized, depending on symptom severity, distortion of the uterine cavity and desire for future children2
Medical treatment: Oral contraceptives, oral progestins, levonorgestrel intrauterine system. Selective progesterone receptor modulators and GnRH analogues can be used pre surgery, to reduce fibroid size2
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This website is endorsed by Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD).
The Formation of the HELP group and its ongoing work is supported by Bayer AG. This website is endorsed by Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD).
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