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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Menopause: Is here. No more bleeding.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May treat symptoms: Many women have uterine fibroids--a benign smooth muscle tumor. Most have no symptoms, but some women have heavy bleeding or pain. Birth control pil ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Decrease bleeding: Depends on the size of the fibroid within the uterus, pills can help decrease the bleeding and maintain the fibroid size and sometimes shrink it. Howe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your fibroids: Could be hurting that bad, if the pain is from the fibroids those 2 meds will not shrink or treat the fibroids , those 2 meds can stop your periods so ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: This is a very specific case better discussed one on one. In general fibroids and endometriosis can be managed surgically or medically. Management dep ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Bardawil
22 years experience Gynecology
Not really: Although fibroids are stimulated by estrogen, they usually don't tend to grow more on oral contraception.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroid: What you have described is entirely normal. It is probably unrelated to the fibroid and cyst.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: And birth control does not reduce the size of fibroids, the only med to reduce fibroid size is depo-lupron or surgery.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
None: There are no birth control options that prevent fibroids. Most can help the bleeding symptoms associated with fibroids.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
May or may not: There is conflicting data regarding this approach. Some patients do well but some do not. It also depends on the size and number of fibroids.

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