Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus and affect 20-40% of women. Common symptoms of fibroids include heavy menstrual cycles, pressure in the pelvis and infertility. Fibroids can be detected on ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The size, number and location of fibroids will determine whether the fibroids need to be surgically removed.
Polyps are smaller finger-like growths in the uterus of women that can lead to irregular or heavy menses and cause infertility. They are detected on ultrasound or hysterosalpingogram. They should be removed with hysteroscopy, an incisionless procedure in which a camera is placed through the cervix and into the uterus, and instruments are used to remove the polyp.