What Are
Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are the most common type of non-cancerous growths in women of reproductive age

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are growths found in the uterus. They can cause symptoms that pose significant challenges for some women, while for other women, they may cause no symptoms at all.

Who gets uterine fibroids?

In the United States, it’s estimated that nearly 70% (7 in 10) of Caucasian women and over 80% (8 in 10) of African American women will develop uterine fibroids by the time they are 50 years old.*

*Based on a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences study of 1364 women aged 35-49 years.

Compared to Caucasian women, African American women:

  • Are diagnosed with uterine fibroids at a younger age

  • Tend to have a higher number of uterine fibroids

  • Experience more severe symptoms

Are there different types of fibroids?

There are various types of uterine fibroids, named according to where they grow:

Women can have 1 or more of these types of fibroids, which may cause heavy menstrual bleeding.

There are also other causes of heavy menstrual bleeding. Talk to your gynecologist about all your symptoms to help determine the cause of your heavy periods.

Different types of uterine fibroids.

Located under the inner uterine lining and can push into the uterine cavity


Located within the wall of the uterus


Located on the outer portion of the uterus


Located on "stalks" that connect to the wall of the uterus

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