Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic noncancerous growths found in women. As many as three out of four women could develop them at some point during their child-bearing years.
Uterine fibroids are benign growths that develop within a woman's uterus. They can be smaller than a pea or grow to be more than 6 inches in diameter, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The wider portion of the uterus that is most distant from the cervix is called the uterine fundus. A uterine fibroid that forms in the uterine fundus is called a fundal fibroid.
Most uterine fibroids cause no symptoms at all. Some women experience heavy periods, difficulty urinating and pain during sex because of fibroids.
If your fundal fibroid is not causing you discomfort, your doctor might not take any treatment action. Medication and surgical options are available to shrink or remove problem fibroids, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Large fundal fibroids can make it difficult for a surgeon to perform a vaginal hysterectomy on you, states "Vaginal Hysterectomy."
- Mayo Clinic: Uterine Fibroids
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Uterine Fibroids
- "Vaginal Hysterectomy"; Shirish S. Sheth, John Studd; 2002