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Are ovarian cysts and fibroids the same thing?

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Old 12-04-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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Are ovarian cysts and fibroids the same thing?

Was curious about this. thanks

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Old 12-05-2003, 06:52 AM   #2
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Re: Are ovarian cysts and fibroids the same thing?

Fibroids are tumor-like growths on the uterus. I believe they can be inside the uterus, in the walls of the uterus or, maybe, outside the uterus. Ovarians cysts are cysts on the ovaries. I believe fibroids are more solid and cysts are fluid-filled. The reason I say this is because cysts can burst, but fibroids do not.

Old 12-06-2003, 11:20 PM   #3
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Re: Are ovarian cysts and fibroids the same thing?

Oh thanks for answering this for me, actually I did remember the difference between the two soon after posting this question, because I remember seeing the term "uteran"(sp?) fibroids at least a dozen times, but for some reason I had forgotten. From research I now understand fibroids to be more like a hard muscle growth on or in the uterus walls, like a tumor, like you said, but non-cancerous. I'm actually suspicious that I could have them, just not certain yet. Well, thanks again.

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