A Reproductive Lexicon


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uterine leiomyoma

Uterine leiomyoma is a benign tumor that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of the uterus. It is also known as a uterine fibroid. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the female genital tract. While fibroids can be asymptomatic, they can also cause irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding and other symptoms due to pressure on neighboring organs.

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