Last Updated on Jul 06, 2018

Types of Fibroids in Uterus

Subserous fibroids are located outside of the lining of the uterus.

Fibroids are of five types:

  • Interstitial or intramural myomas are the commonest (75%) and lie within the wall of the uterus
  • Subserous fibroids are located outside of the lining of the uterus. They protrude outward. Some may have peduncles (pedunculated fibroids)
  • Submucous fibroids are located inside the lining of the uterus. They may cause heavy bleeding and prolonged periods.
  • Cervical fibroids are rare. They may compress the bladder.
  • Broad ligament fibroids may originate from the uterus and invade the broad ligament or it can originate from the broad ligament itself. Broad ligament is a fold of tissue that attaches the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to the pelvic sidewall.


  1. Shaw's Textbook of Gynecology, 14/E by V.G. Padubidri, Shirish N. Daftary
  2. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Eighteenth Edition


Shilpa2020 Friday, June 12, 2015

Uterine fibroids are the most common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. It will be quite painful with heavy menstrual bleeding. Fibroid will occur in every 10 to 20% of women. Many non surgical treatments are came up for treating fibroid.

manishu Wednesday, August 13, 2014

which age group females are more prone to fibroids?

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