Uterine fibroids


Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the uterus (womb), a female reproductive organ. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor. As many as 1 in 5 women may have fibroids during their childbearing years (the time after starting menstruation for the first time and before menopause). Fibroids usually affect women over age 30. They are rare in women under 20, and often shrink and cause no symptoms in women who have gone through menopause. 

Definition of myoma

   Definition of myoma: A benign growth of smooth muscle in the wall of the uterus.

Description of myoma: A Myoma is a solid tumor made of fibrous tissue, hence it is often called a 'fibroid' tumor. Myomas vary in size and number, are most often slow-growing and usually cause no symptoms. Myomas that do not produce symptoms do not need to be treated. Approximately 25% of myomas will cause symptoms and need medical treatment. Myomas may grow as a single nodule or in clusters and may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm in diameter.


  We are committed to helping each couple optimize their chances for pregnancy in each cycle of  treatment. It is well understood that treatment of infertility can be both costly and stressful emotionally. Trying to decrease or ease the stresses associated with treatment of infertility before starting ovarian stimulation has been shown to improve the chances of getting pregnant. Additionally, studies have shown that certain environmental exposures and lifestyle habits may affect fertility. To improve the chances for pregnancy, we recommend the following.