Uterine Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are abnormal, noncancerous tumors that develop and grow in and around the uterus of women of childbearing age. Fibroids can grow as a single tumor or multiple tumors growing in the uterus at the same time. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to large masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. When these tumors continue to grow, they can cause severe abdominal/pelvic and back pain accompanied by very heavy, painful periods. There are very few, effective treatment options available today for women who struggle with this condition.