Uterine fibroids:
what are they?

Uterine fibroids:
what are they?

Trying to figure out what’s going on with your body, but not sure what’s even in there? You’ve come to the right place.

Get to know your uterus

First things first. To know a fibroid, you need to know where they grow.

1. Fallopian Tube – one of two tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus
2. Uterine cavity – the space inside the uterus (better known as the womb)
3. Ovary – reproductive organ in which ova or eggs are produced
4. Endometrium – the mucous membrane lining the uterus; it thickens during the menstrual cycle to prepare for possible implantation of an embryo
5. Myometrium – the muscular outer layer of the uterus
6. Cervix – the lower, narrow end of the uterus that connects the uterus to the vagina
7. Vagina – the elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract

Fibroid facts and stats

will develop fibroids sometime during their childbearing years

is the average time that women with fibroids wait to seek treatment

know that a hysterectomy is not the only way to treat uterine fibroids