There is no one single type of uterine fibroid. Fibroids can be found in a few different distinct locations in and around the uterus. These growths are differentiated by name based on the area they develop. The following list describes the types of uterine fibroids found within the body.
This is the most common type of fibroid that develops entirely within the uterine wall.
These fibroids grow outside of the uterine wall. When size increases, pressure is applied to nearby organs causing pain.
This type of fibroid can grow underneath the uterine lining and cause heavy bleeding due to crowding of the uterine cavity.
A pendunculated fibroid is a fibroid that grows on a stalk outside of the uterus.