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Does a fibroid ever go away on its own

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Zisow
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Occasionally, usually after a full term delivery, a fibroid may undergo degeneration due to lack of blood supply caused by the uterus' major shrinkage ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoroni ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Giordano
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the repro ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Lipman
36 years experience Radiology
In menopause: Fibroids are often asymptomatic. If they do not cause any symptoms, no treatment is necessary. They typically go away on their own when a woman goes i ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience Radiology
Not usually.: Fibroids are benign, estrogen mediated tumors. They can start forming at puberty and can form all the way to menopause. Some will get so large tha ... Read More
Dr. Carrie Giordano
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the repro ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Hi there : Yes they can reabsorb, however this should be clarified by the Ob-Gyn in charge of the patient. We don’t know the patient or the specifics on the subj ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: You can take ibuprofen or naproxen as needed to ease the pain. sometimes doctors recommend birth control pills or other hormones to help it, too.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
25 years experience Urogynecology
Depends: How old was your mom when she went through menopause? That will likely be your age so if not till 56 you may want to reconsider. If symptoms areild i ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
After menopause: Fibroids may become smaller after pregnancy but do not go away. These will shrink more after menopause.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: AS your doctor told you this is very frustrating. You can treat the endometriosis with mediction, but the side effects can be frustrating. Once you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Bad news is fibroids will not go away on their own. Good news there are multiple options for treatment. The most important question when you look int ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Size: This is a size able fibroid. It would be worthwhile to talk to your gynecologist about this.
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