Uterine Fibroids, Gynaecology

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Abstract

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are common benign tumours found in 25% of women of reproductive age. They may be associated with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), pelvic pressure symptoms, subfertility and pregnancy problems.

The malignant potential of fibroids is extremely low (<1%) with leiomyosarcomas typically occuring in women above the age of 60years.

NOTE: this guideline is hosted on the NHSGGC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook website. Clicking on the link below will open the guideline in a new window.

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