Types of Fibroids
- Intramural Fibroids
These types appear within the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Intramural fibroids may grow larger and actually stretch your womb. These are the most common type of fibroid and are found in about 70% of women of childbearing age.
- Subserosal Fibroids
Subserosal fibroids form on the outside of your uterus, which is called the serosa. They may grow large enough to make your womb appear bigger on one side.
- Pedunculated Fibroids
When subserosal tumors develop a stem (a slender base that supports the tumor), they become pedunculated fibroids.
- Submucosal Fibroids
These types of tumors develop in the inner lining (myometrium) of your uterus. Submucosal tumors are not as common as other types, but when they do develop, they may cause heavy menstrual bleeding and trouble conceiving.