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A 55-year-old female asked:

does a fibroid tumorstill grow after menopause?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
They slow down...: Fibroids - benign growths of the uterus - tend to grow unil a woman reaches menopause. At menopause, fibroids tend to stop growing. And depending on their size, they may disappear altogether. Talk with your doctor for specific answers about your body, though! lgromkomd.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

How will my physician tell if I have fibroids?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exam or ultrasound: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that can cause enlargement of the uterus, heavy or painful periods or pelvic pain. They can be diagnosed with pelvic exam in some cases. An ultrasound can almost always diagnosis them. Fibroids don't need to be treated just because they are there, only if they cause problems. Treatments range from birth control pills to removal of fibroids to hysterectomy.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

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Dr. Susan Johnson
Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: If you are having symptoms from your fibroids that require treatment than the condition is medically necessary and your insurance will cover it. Just how much coverage you have depends upon the type of insurance plan you have and factors such as how much of your deductible you have already met for the year. You can probably check the details of coverage through your insurance company's website.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can migraine be worse during menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Migraine and menopau: Yes it can be worse if it is triggered by hormonal changes.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I know for sure that I have fibroids?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Pelvic ultrasound: If you are thin, and your fibroids are large enough, then your physician may be fairly sure after an exam that a woman has fibroids. However, the best test to confirm that fibroids are present is a pelvic ultrasound. Sometimes MRI is performed to determine the exact number, size and position of fibroids if uterine surgery is planned. Fibroids can also be diagnosed during surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about premature menopause?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Menopause : When the ovaries stop egg production and periods cease prior to age 40, we consider it premature menopause. The treatment plan is similar at any age, but sometime symptoms are more abrupt and severe. Osteoporosis is a major concern as are sexual function and cardiovascular health.

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