Are there different types of fibroids? What are the diferences?
Dr. Stewart Disu
Dr. Stewart Disu
Gynaecologist, Obstetrician
Harrow
There are actually 7 types of fibroids based on the American classification.
Types 0 - 2 are Submucosal. (Cavity or lining of the womb)
Types 3 and 4 are intramural.(Muscle)
Types 5 and 6 are Sub-serosal (Bulging out of the womb musculature)
Type 7 is Predunculated ( pushing out Like a tree with a tree trunk) .
They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding and pain.

Mr. Tarek Gelbaya
Mr. Tarek Gelbaya
Gynaecologist
Leicester
There are three main types:
1- intramural: fibroid located mainly within the wall of the uterus.
2- sub serous: most of the fibroid is seen outside the wall of the uterus.
3- sub mucous: most of the fibroid is seen in the cavity of the uterus. This type is the one that most likely to cause problems regarding fertility and pregnancy outcome. It can also cause irregular, often heavy bleeding.
Symptoms of fibroids depend on their location but also on the size; the bigger the fibroid the worse are the symptoms and problems.

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