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Fibroid, or fibromyoma, is the commonest form of tumour of the uterus (see UTERUS, DISEASES OF), and one of the most common tumours of the human body. It is composed of a mixture of muscular and fibrous tissue. The tumour may be small or as large as a grapefruit. Fibroids may cause pain and heavy menstrual bleeding and usually occur in women over 30 years of age. In some women the fibroid may be small enough to remove surgically but, if it is large, a HYSTERECTOMY is often necessary. Small, symptomless fibroids are no danger and can be left untreated.

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