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A 21-year-old female asked:

My mother has two uterine fibroids. she is taking the treatment for 2.5 years. is it dangerous if not operated?

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Dr. Estylan Arellano
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Generally not: Fibroids are benign growth from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are not cancerous but do cause other problems such as heavy painful periods, anemia, lower abdominal pain/discomfort (depending on the size), pregnancy and fertility problems amongst other things. There are multiple treatment options (non surgical and surgical). Your mother should discuss this with her OB/GYN.
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