Q: I am a 35-year-old woman. During my recent health screening, I discovered that I have some fibroids. How did they form and how big can they grow? Will they affect my health?
A: Fibroids are generally non-cancerous growths in the muscle layer of the womb, which can affect 25 to 30 per cent of women in the reproductive age group of around 16 to 50 years of age.