A fibroid is a benign tumor of the uterus and the most common indication for hysterectomy. Fibroids can be present and be asymptomatic. However, they are symptomatic in about 25% of women and cause significant morbidity, including prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and, in rare cases, reproductive problems. Fibroids are not cancerous. Drugs that manipulate the levels of steroid hormones are effective in treating fibroids but side-effects limit their long-term use. Fibroids tend to respond well to high dose vitamin E. They may be removed if they cause discomfort or if they cause with uterine bleeding. Surgery is the more aggressive form of treatment. In addition to hysterectomy and abdominal myomectomy, various minimally invasive procedures have been developed to remove fibroids. A fibroid is also medically known as a leiomyoma or a myoma of the uterus. A singular fibroid is termed a fibroma.