Fibroids are growths that form in the uterus (womb). They are benign (not cancerous) and are made up of muscle fibre. Fibroids can be as small as a pea and can grow as large as a melon. Fibroids are most common in women in their 30s and 40s, and tend to shrink after the menopause.
There are several forms of treatment which will you can discuss during your consultation with one of our Consultant Gynaecologists. These could be a surgical form of treatment or an alternative to surgical removal is Uterine Fibroid Ablation (where heat is used to disrupt the blood supply to the fibroid causing it to shrink).
For further information, please call the Gynaecology Outpatients Department on 020 7390 6200/6201.