What is it?

Benign uterine neoplasms are unusual growth or changes in the uterine tissue that are not cancerous. Benign uterine neoplasms are very common. In some cases, benign breast neoplasms increase the risk for breast cancer, but it is quite rare. Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are benign masses of smooth muscle tissue. Fibroids are mostly common in women between ages 35-49 and in overweight women.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Adenomatous polyp of cervix
- Cervical fibroid
- Polyp
- Leiomyoma of cervix
- Benign Neoplasm of Cervix Uteri

Signs & symptoms

Benign uterine neoplasm symptoms do not always exist, but they may include abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, pressure on the bladder causing frequent urination or obstructed urination, pain furing sexual intercourse, infertility, miscarriage, premature labor and anemia.


Diagnosis of benign uterine neoplasms is by manual pelvic examination and ultrasound imaging. A biopsy can be taken from the lesion for a certain diagnosis.


Treatment depends on the size and location of the uterus and the woman’s age and symptoms. Nonsurgical treatment includes medication such as oral contraceptives, GnRH agonists, and intrauterine devices. Surgical treatments include myomectomy- a removal of the fibroid or hysterectomy- removal of the uterus and embolization.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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