What Are Uterus Conditions?
Uterus fibroids are one of the most common types of benign tumor found in the uterus. They are abnormal growths that develop around or in the uterus. These are formed from the smooth muscular structure either inside the wall of the uterus or are attached to the sides of the uterus. In most cases, these fibroids do not show any symptoms and hence, many women may not even know they have fibroids.
Fibroids are usually classified based on its location in the uterus. These are:
Intramural fibroids are the most common ones in which the growth occurs within the muscular wall of the uterus. This type of fibroid can grow large in size and may even stretch the womb.
Subserosal fibroids is a condition in which the growth occurs outside the uterus and hence, the name serosa. These can grow big in size and make your womb look big.
Pedunculated fibroids are when the fibroids are attached to the Uterus wall with a slender base called a peduncle. These fibroids can grow both inside and outside the uterus and may also increase your risk of cancer.
Submucosal fibroids are the ones that develop inside the uterus, mostly in the middle layer or myometrium. Moreover, these are not as common as the other types of fibroids.