An ovarian fibroma is a growth or tumor that appears near a woman's ovaries and is typically benign (not cancerous). Most instances of ovarian fibroma develop gradually and have no symptoms. In many cases, a benign ovarian fibroma does not cause the patient any trouble and may not require fibroid treatment.
The most common symptom of an ovarian fibroma is abdominal pain, which may result if the fibroma is causing tension by twisting and turning the ovaries. Less common symptoms include:
Diagnosis of an ovarian fibroma is usually made through an ultrasound exam.
Depending on the size of the fibroma and the presence of symptoms, physicians may recommend treatments that include:
Women requiring diagnosis and treatment of an ovarian fibroma can find innovative and compassionate care in the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). TMIGS physicians provide comprehensive care for women with ovarian fibromas, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapsed, cervical incompetence, and ovarian cysts – offering the latest minimally invasive options for these conditions.
In addition to treatment for ovarian fibroma, patients can consult with MIGS physicians about endometriosis symptoms and endometriosis treatment, about a myomectomy for uterine fibroma or uterine polyps, and receive treatment for infertility and genetic reproductive disorders.
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