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How do you know a uteran fibroid is benign?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Leiomyosarcoma: 1 per 1, 000 fibroids (leiomyoma) are malignant (which is called leiomyosarcoma). Growth of a fibroid after menopause may be a sign of malignancy. The only way to know if the fibroid is malignant is to do a biopsy.

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