Uterine fibroid: On the outside of the uterus

Location of uterus and ovaries, with detail of fibroid growing on outer wall of uterus

Fibroids can grow on the outer wall of the uterus.

Current as of: November 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Divya Gupta, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

Thanks to our partners and endorsers: