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A 39-year-old female asked:

i have myoma, do i have to get surgery?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Myoma: "fibroid": Myoma is short for leiomyoma, commonly also called a "fibroid". If this is a uterine leiomyoma, it is very common in women post puberty. The reasons for a surgical removal are related to the symptoms: pain, very heavy bleeding, infertility, history of miscarriages. There are alternatives based on where the leiomyoma is located. Surgery is not always necessary or recommended.
Dr. Fri Mofor-eta
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Most often myomas require no surgery. If you have no bothersome symptoms such as excessive bleeding, cramping or infertility you may need to do nothing. Most women find out they have myomas incidentally from a CT scan or ultrasound. They are benign and you should not worry about them. However if they are very large and you are symptomatic you should consult your OBGYN for options.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Myoma: It depends on how big your fibroid is and also the symptoms you are, most people have no symptoms and their doctor just watch them, Fibroid is not cancerous and it most likely fades during Menopause. If the period is irregular and bleeding is heavy and there is pain, there are medications that could be tried first, also non-invasive procedures are available. Talk to your provider.
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
Benign: Myomas are benign (non cancerous) growths in the muscle of the uterus. There are non-surgical options.. speak with your gynecologist. Read: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18400578

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