Should Turmeric Powder Be Avoided If You Have Uterine Fibroids?

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Definition

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the uterus (womb), a female reproductive organ.


Alternative Names

Leiomyoma; Fibromyoma; Myoma; Fibroids


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor. As many as 1 in 5 women may have fibroids during their childbearing years (the time after starting menstruation for the first time and before menopause).

Fibroids usually affect women over age 30. They are rare...

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