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May 2020 - The Ultrasound Suite

Fibroids in Pregnancy: Overview

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Fibroids, also known as Uterine Myomas or Leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that grow in or around the uterus. Fibroids can be as large as a football or as small as a pea. For this reason, it is possible for fibroids to impact fertility as well as the pregnancy period in some way. 

 

Types of Fibroids

There are four different types of fibroid that exist. These include:

Intramural fibroids
Subserosal fibroids
Pedunculated fibroids
Submucosal fibroids

 

Intramural fibroids

Intramural fibroids are typically the most common type of fibroids that occur. They develop within the wall […]