Dr. Kevin Stepp, MD - Urogynecology and Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Carolinas HealthCare System - Mercy Hospital
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Uterine fibroids (also called myoma, leiomyoma) are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. Estimates suggest over 95% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids.

Fibroids can grow at different locations within the uterus. They can be very small to very large. If allowed to grow, some may get as large as a 6 or 7-month pregnancy. While many women do not experience any problems, the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, and reproductive concerns. Fortunately, there are several options to treat fibroids. If a woman doesn't have any symptoms, they can be followed safely. If intervention is needed, with recent advances, there is almost no reason your treatment can't be minimally invasive - even if fertility is a concern. There are nonsurgical and surgical options. Over 95% of Dr. Stepp's patients qualify for a minimally invasive approach.

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