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fibroid

1. Anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
2. a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation

fibroid

[′fī‚brȯid]
(histology)
Composed of fibrous tissue.
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Some women with fibroid tumors become anemic due to loss of blood and, in some cases, a blood transfusion may be required.
Because at least one-half of fibroid tumors appear to be cytogenetically normal, there may exist an unidentified submicroscopic mutation in this karyotypically normal subgroup or even in the cytogenetically abnormal group as well.
Despite concerns that fibroid tumors or other uterine pathology could reduce visibility and make insertion more difficult, this has not proved to be an issue in practice.
Fibroid tumors are the primary reason why 200,000 women a year in the U.S.
The two most common problems that lead to hysterectomy are persistent bleeding and fibroid tumors of the uterus.
Without verified evidence that visualization can affect fibroid tumors, the medical professional who tells a patient that visualization can help is providing what amounts to an illusion at best.
The trial excluded women with previous dysmenorrhea, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis, all of which can contribute to the severe pelvic pain identified by the authors.
Of 93 undergoing hysterectomies for benign fibroid tumors, it was found that 16 had no symptoms and therefore didn't need a hysterectomy.
If the growth of fibroid tumors was solely dictated by those genetic and epigenetic changes that promote an increased proliferative rate, then the tumor myocytes should continue to prolife rate and the tumor would continue to grow.
For the current study, the researchers tested the vitamin D treatment on a strain of rats genetically predisposed to developing fibroid tumors. After examining the animals and confirming the presence of fibroids in 12 of them, the researchers divided the rats into two groups of six each: those that would receive vitamin D and those that would not.
Researchers at Meharry Medical College report that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a flavonol contained in green tea, helped reduce the growth of cultured fibroid tumor cells, as well as fibroid tumors in female mice.