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How long does it take for a fibroid to grow

A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Varies widely: For some fibroids grow very slowly over many years. For others they grow very quickly. There is no way to know how fast or slow your grew unless you h... Read More
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Months to years: Fibroids grow at variable rates in different people. The majority of fibroids may increase in size from 10-30 % in a year.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacobus (Dr. Cobus) Van Niekerk
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Delends: Depends from person to person, from days to weeks to months or even years...
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology 39 years experience
A lifetime: Fibroids can start growing as soon as you reach puberty. As long as you are menstruating (your ovaries are working) fibroids can continue to grow. The... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Well: At age 45 you may be heading towards menopause in a few years. The fibroid would actually be expected to shrink once that happens.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 14 years experience
Very slow usually: Fibroids are very common. Usually they grow very slowly. Sometimes they can grow during pregnancy. If they're small i wouldn't worry.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No and probably no.: I doubt that taking the morning after pill will cause fibroids to grow. It is also unlikely they will go away on there own.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is possible: It is possible for implantation to occur in a separate spot, however, the risk of the growing sub mucous fibroid supplanting(pushing out) the concep... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Maybe but it depends: Your hair can stop growing due to major stress. Typically we think of child birth and hospitalizations but extreme anemia can do this too. Assuming yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Because if you are not yet menopausal, then you are still making estrogen in your ovaries. The amount you will get in an over the counter vitamin is l... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Depends: If the surgery was laprascopically performed the recover will be less than if it was performed via laparotomy (much larger incision). Smaller incision... Read More

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