Fibroids are benign growths in the uterine wall that can cause profuse bleeding, abdominal bloating, pain and infertility.
More than half of us will develop fibroids before we're 50. Many of us will never know about it, while others will experience painful, heavy periods, and some will have pregnancy complications.
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. Depending on the type of hysterectomy being performed, accompanying organs such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix are often removed at the same time.