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Fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumors

Overview

Fibroid tumors may not need to be removed if they are not causing pain, bleeding excessively, or growing rapidly.

Review Date 12/10/2016

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.