What Are Fibroids?


What are Myoma?


What are leiyomyoma?


These names are the same to describe the most common uterine growths. They are  not cancerous except rare conditions however fibroids are the major cause behind removal of the uterus called hysterectomy.

Fibroids are the most common growths in a woman's reproductive system.

Fibroids or myomas (leiomyoma in medical terminology) are well-circumscribed tumours that grow on the outside, inside or within the smooth muscle in the wall of the womb (uterus).
Other names for these tumors include



  • fibromyomas

  • fibromas

  • myofibromas

  • myomas


Latest from the Blog

Inflammation: A Possible New Source for Early Detection of Endometriosis
Inflammation: A Possible New Source for Early Detection of Endometriosis

Endometriosis, a disease that is said to affect one in ten women in the United States, and is often characterized as a disease of inflammation. In reaction to the presence…

Mother Adrift - Adolescent in Agony
Mother Adrift - Adolescent in Agony

When my daughter was 14, the universe tossed us into an ocean called Endometriosis. We were given no navigation, no survival tools. We didn’t even know the name of the…

Medical Experts Ponder Link Between Endometriosis, Ovarian and Breast Cancers at EFA Conference
Medical Experts Ponder Link Between Endometriosis, Ovarian and Breast Cancers at EFA Conference

BY SHEENA FOSTER NEW YORK CITY—On October 28, endometriosis specialist and surgeon Dr. Tamer Seckin gathered 19 doctors, medical experts and researchers in a conference room at Lotte New York…