What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Fibroid Tumors

Fibroid tumors are benign

Most fibroid tumors are asymp-

Deep abdominal massage is locally

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growths in the muscle or

tomatic. Some, however, cause in-

contraindicated for large, diag-


connective tissue of the

creased menstrual bleeding or

nosed fibroid tumors. However,



may put mechanical pressure an

most fibroids are quite small and



other structures in the pelvis.

Virtually symptomless. ln these




cases, massage is appropriate.


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