• Uterine Fibroids Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions


  • Adenomyosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue is present and grows within the muscular wall of the uterus.
  • The symptoms are heavy menstrual bleeding and abdominal pain etc. Sometimes there may be no symptoms.
  • It is differentiated from fibroids only by biopsy and histopathological examination.

Endometrial Polyp

  • Endometrial polyps are growths formed in the inner wall of the uterus.
  • They are formed due to the overgrowth of cells of the inner lining of uterus.
  • Symptoms are irregular menstrual bleeding, spotting between periods.
  • USG and hysteroscopy help to differentiate between fibroids and polyps.

Endometrial Hyperplasia

  • Endometrial Hyperplasia is the abnormal thickening of the inner lining of the uterus. This happens due to abnormally large number of endometrial glands.
  • Endometrial hyperplasia usually occurs in girls who are about to start getting periods or in women approaching menopause.
  • Symptoms are heavy, abnormal uterine bleeding or absence of menses etc. Diagnosis is done through PAP smear, hysteroscopy and USG.

Endometrial Carcinoma

  • Endometrial carcinoma is the cancer of the lining of the uterus.
  • The condition is more common in women who are post-menopausal. When vaginal bleeding occurs after menopause, carcinoma is suspected.
  • A biopsy helps to diagnose endometrial cancer.

Uterine Sarcoma

  • Uterine Sarcoma is a cancerous tumour arising from the connective tissue of the uterus.
  • Symptoms are abnormal and heavy bleeding and abdominal pain.
  • The growth of this tumour is very rapid and can be seen in repeated MRIs.