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Does a fibroid ever go away on its own?

Does a fibroid ever go away on its own?

Yes: Occasionally, usually after a full term delivery, a fibroid may undergo degeneration due to lack of blood supply caused by the uterus' major shrinkage in size immediately post partum. If the fibroid gets no blood, it stops growing and dies. Natural mechanisms then cause the dead tissue to be re-absorbed and the fibroid "goes away on its own". In general however, they don't go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Can a fibroid dissolve or bleed to go away on its own?

In menopause: Fibroids are often asymptomatic. If they do not cause any symptoms, no treatment is necessary. They typically go away on their own when a woman goes in to menopause. ...Read more

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Do fibroids go away by themselves?

Do fibroids go away by themselves?

After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the reproductive years. After menopause, when estrogen levels have decreased, fibroids will gradually shrink and can eventually become undetectable. Fibroids should not grow during menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you have pain from uterine fibroids, can you make it go away with medication?

If you have pain from uterine fibroids, can you make it go away with medication?

Sometimes: You can take ibuprofen or naproxen as needed to ease the pain. sometimes doctors recommend birth control pills or other hormones to help it, too. ...Read more

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I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause ? Will it go away ?

I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause ? Will it go away ?

Possibly: When you go through menopause your heavy periods will stop. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. If your heavy periods are affecting your life then you should have a hysterectomy. If you can wait then go for it. Make sure you aren't becoming anemic with symptoms of weakness, fatigue, dizzyness and appearing pale. For a minimally invasive hysterectomy call my office 714-997-9595. ...Read more

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Had laprascope, had abrasions in womb doc separated them, inactive endometriosis & fibroids will my pain go away now ?

Had laprascope, had abrasions in womb doc separated them, inactive endometriosis & fibroids will my pain go away now ?

May be: It depends on what was causing the pain. Lysis of adhesions can help pain but they can recur and the pain can be worse. If the endometriosis was causing the pain, this won't help but can guide the treament to things that will help. I had one patient who came to me after a hysterectomy for pain and the pain continued. It turned out that it was because of a back problem and back surgery fixed it. ...Read more

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I have extremely painful periods and cannot function. Ultrasound showed 2 fibroids. What options do I have. Can they go away on their own?

I have extremely painful periods and cannot function. Ultrasound showed 2 fibroids. What options do I have. Can they go away on their own?

Fibroids: Bad news is fibroids will not go away on their own. Good news there are multiple options for treatment. The most important question when you look into treatment is your future plans for children. Options include removal of the fibroids, and how that is done depends on location, hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization are other options. All of these should be minimally invasive options. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?

Not a problem!: Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be removed unless you're worried about pressure symptoms, bleeding, or fertility. http://mediphors.tumblr.com/post/106746799535/fibroids-in-the-uterus-are-like-knots-in-a-tree-or ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with a small anterior fibroid, I've been told i have to go back for some type of endometrius test. What is that?

Unsure.: I would have your doctor clarify why he/she is doing the testing. Fibroids in general don't require additional testing other than periodic observation with repeat ultrasound. If you were diagnosed on exam then your doctor may be having you follow up with an ultrasound ...Read more

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If a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, is it going away on its own?

Partially: Spontaneous infarction of fibroids is common, and may result in decrease in the size of the fibroid and/or decrease in fibroid-related symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a person having fibroids go to the gym?

Could a person having fibroids go to the gym?

Sure why not?: In latin means smooth muscle tumor. Common and benign. Only need removal if symptoms like heavy periods or pelvic pain. Enjoy your workout! ...Read more

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Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which i didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms.It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?

Asymptomatic : Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions. 1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma. 2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound. 3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell. 4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of fibroids without going tooperation?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have a uterine fibroid of size 46mm x 65mm x103mm. should i go for an immediate surgey?

Not necessarily: Regardless of size, having fibroids without any symptoms does not warrant treatment unless it is a fertility situation (i.e. fibroids preventing pregnancy or causing miscarriages). The most common symptoms that fibroids can cause are heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure/pain, and increased urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Multiple fibroids are going in my mother's uterus, what's the solution?

Multiple fibroids are going in my mother's uterus, what's the solution?

Needs an expert: Your mother should have an ultrasound to evaluate the uterus. The treatment options depend upon the location of the fibroids, there are size, and her symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 5.8 CM fibroid large?

Fibroid Size.: That is a 2.28 inch fibroid. I don't know if there is an official size cut off to determine 'large'. However, it certainly isn't as big as some fibroids - they can be the size of a mellon. ...Read more

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What is the curse of fibroid?

What is the curse of fibroid?

Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can a 1cm fibroid be removed?

Observation: It should simply be observed unless it is causing significant bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more