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Is it possible that I have uterine fibroid?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Always possible

Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball.
Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important.

In brief: Always possible

Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball.
Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important.
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Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Fibroids can grow in any woman that has not gone through menopause.
Fibroids are estrogen dependent so even menopausal women on estrogen replacement can grow fibroids.

In brief: Yes

Fibroids can grow in any woman that has not gone through menopause.
Fibroids are estrogen dependent so even menopausal women on estrogen replacement can grow fibroids.
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