Fibroids are extremely common benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of the uterine muscle. The overgrowth forms a lump in the muscle layer and may be big enough to protrude outward (towards the abdominal cavity) or inward (towards the uterine cavity). Generally, they are of little consequences and do not required much medical intervention. Treatment is only required if they cause problems for the woman.
They problems they can cause include: increased menstrual bleeding, pressure effect from their bulk and potential fertility issues.
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