fibroid fibroid  /ˈfaɪb rɔ ɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)

Usage(s):

  1. Women suffering from painful but benign uterine fibroid tumors may have a noninvasive source of long-term relief.
  2. Her doctors, who had recommended removing her ovaries as well as her uterus because of fibroid tumors and an ovarian cyst, had warned her about a lengthy recovery period.
  3. Besides preventing pregnancy, it may be useful in treating fibroid tumors, endometriosis and even cancer.

News

  1. Ask Dr. K: Painful fibroids can be surgically removed

    Dear Dr. K: I saw my doctor for intense pain and heavy bleeding during my periods. It turns out I have fibroids. What are my treatment options? Dear Reader: A fibroid is a lump or growth in the uterus. The uterus is made of a special kind of muscle.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

  2. Fibroids can be surgically removed - Tue, 09 Jul 2013 PST

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw my doctor for intense pain and heavy bleeding during my periods. It turns out I have fibroids. What are my treatment options? DEAR READER: A fibroid is a lump or growth in the uterus. The uterus is made of a special kind of muscle. The muscle doesn’t do much most of the time, but once a month, it ejects the bloody discharge that collects inside it. During pregnancy, it ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

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