Fibroids are growths, or tumors, that form inside the wall of the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. Usually benign, these growths can cause pain and heavy bleeding. Fibroids can be treated with hormone therapy, such as birth control, uterine fibroid embolization, and sometimes surgery. If you didn’t realize a heavy periods could be a sign of something more, you’re not alone. Here are five fast facts about fibroids that you should know:\n\nFibroids grow in your uterus\nFibroids are typically not cancerous or considered cancers\nFibroids are common in women in their 30s and 40s\nFibroids can be treated many ways – or left alone\nFibroids have an unknown cause\n\nFor more information on uterine fibroids, please contact the Magee Fibroid Treatment Center at\u00a0412-641-4435.