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Is it dangerous to remove fibroids from the uterus

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Fibroids often continue to grow until menopause. We used to think that only 1 in 1000's became cancerous, but we now think it is closer to one in 350 ... Read More

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No..: Alright....Fibroid is not a life threatening disease.......it causes inconvenience.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe?: At 47 years of age, your fibroid will shrink naturally with menopause. When will menopause happen? .... Depends. Average age is 51, but maybe for you ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Yes.: A fibroid is a non cancerous tumor of the uterus and is very common. It only needs to be removed if you have problems like heavy periods that do not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Fairly common: The fibroid you had removed will not come back, but you may have other small fibroids that were not removed at the time of surgery. The chance of need ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reasons for O.R.: There are three main reasons for operating on uterine fibroids, 1.) heavy vaginal bleeding 2.) uterine size greater than 12 weeks gestational size an ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
They can : Fibroids can certainly come back or you can grow new ones. If surgery is needed then its important to know if you are done having children or not. If ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Kirby
25 years experience Podiatry
Wrong specialty: I am sorry, I specialize in the feet. I thing that a GYN would be a more appropriate doctor to ask
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Myomectomy?: Suggest you talk to your gynecologist if laparoscopic myomectomy- that is, removal of the fibroid only, while preserving the uterus- is an option. It ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Fibroid?: Fibroids are internal inside the uterus. Would see a doctor to see what you really have.

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