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uterine fibroids grow after menopause

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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Leiomyomas : Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large ... Read More
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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If the problems are: Not affected your daily routine then it would be reasonable to defer. They do shrink after menopause and can shrink by >50% but speak to your gynecolo ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN now: Please do not ignore these symptoms- call GYN now and get a transvaginal ultrasound.
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Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding post: menopause is never a normal occurrence. You will need transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate your endometrial thickness / stripe and consider endometria ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Rarely: Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hyste ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vagifem pessary: Any source of estrogen can increase the size of fibroids, but if you did not have problems with fibroids prior to menopause, it is not likely that a " ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"fibroid" surgery: Unless you are having severe bleeding with your periods, even with an enlarged fibroid uterus there is no need for immediate surgery. Your estrogen l ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Annual: An ultrasound can be used to track fibroid on an annual basis if indicated. Unless there is a significant change in symptoms, sooner is not necessary ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
Not always.: Anytime their is postmenopausal bleeding then an US evaluation of the uterine lining should be performed. If the endometrial stripe is more than 3-5 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs to be: evaluated by your doctor to determine, these findings are ominous, but answers can only be certain with actually removal of abnormalities and patholo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle from the uterine wall. Growth of fibroids is usually in response to hormones. Many women have uterine fi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot ... Read More
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