[CG] Uterine fibroids, management of


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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are common benign tumours found in 25% of women of reproductive age. They may be associated with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), pelvic pressure symptoms, subfertility and pregnancy problems.

The malignant potential of fibroids is extremely low (<1%) with leiomyosarcomas typically occuring in women above the age of 60years.


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Last reviewed: 01 November 2020

Next review: 31 December 2022

Author(s): Dr Aradhana Khaund, Consultant Gynaecologist

Version: 3

Approved By: Dr R Jamieson, Clinical Director

Document Id: 512


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