What is intramural fibroids?

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Intramural fibroids

Intramural fibroids are noncancerous growths (benign tumors) found in the wall of the uterus. They are made of smooth muscles cells and fibrous tissue. They are the most common type of uterine fibroid.

Intramural fibroids can cause symptoms, such as painful intercourse or pelvic or abdominal (belly) pain or pressure. Other symptoms are heavy or irregular bleeding, increased need to urinate, bloating or thickness in the stomach area, or problems getting or staying pregnant.

Intramural fibroids are usually diagnosed with a physical exam and a pelvic ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Intramural fibroids that do not cause symptoms may not need treatment. But your doctor may check them during your regular visits. Fibroids that cause symptoms may be treated with medicine. Or they may be surgically removed.

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