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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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She said Pregnancy also increases the production of estrogen and progesterone in the female body and fibroids may develop and grow rapidly while one is pregnant.
The planned ASTEROID Phase III clinical study program will include several studies to investigate the efficacy and safety of vilaprisan 2mg in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
A recent study measuring urinary concentrations of BPA in almost 500 women with fibroids compared to women without fibroids showed a clear connection.
Adenomyosis occasionally mimics fibroids and the two conditions can coexist (Fig.
We present a very rare case of uterine fibroids going into the heart, which was diagnosed as right atrial myxoma on echocardiography.
The Acessa System, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late 2012, was designed to treat fibroids, which have much firmer tissue than the tissues being targeted in other radioffequency ablation procedures.
CONCLUSION: Uterine fibroids are a very common in women of reproductive age.
Of the 218 subjects who completed the trial (110 iCR subjects and 108 tibolone subjects), a total of 62 women were identified with having uterine fibroids at the onset of therapy.
Another reason for women not disclosing the problem is that uterine fibroids increase in size during pregnancy.
Despite several preoperative tests, neither Reed nor her surgeon suspected that cancer lurked within the fibroids that were removed.