Uterine fibroids are the Number 1 cause of Hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus) across the world.
They are most common in women of the reproductive age group. Uterine fibroids are prevalent in about 5-10% among all the women across the world. And astonishingly about 20-40% of women in reproductive age group will get fibroids in some point of their life.
Since uterine fibroids generally do not cause any symptoms, they may go unnoticed for a long time. Although fibroids may be symptomless in some females, many patients report with intense symptoms.
Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that originate on or within the uterine walls. Depending on the location, Uterine Fibroids can be of three types: Sub-serosal, Sub-mucosal and Intra-mural.