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What is the relationship between uterine fibroid tumors and anemia in women?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Heavy menses

Fibroids typically cause anemia by causing heavy menstrual cycles, with or without cramping.
Not all fibroids cause this. Depending on the size and number of the fibroids and your future fertility plans, your doctor can help you plan what therapies are best for you.

In brief: Heavy menses

Fibroids typically cause anemia by causing heavy menstrual cycles, with or without cramping.
Not all fibroids cause this. Depending on the size and number of the fibroids and your future fertility plans, your doctor can help you plan what therapies are best for you.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. John Lipman
Fibroids that are along the lining (submucosal) are those that cause heavy bleeding. Bleeding from these tumors can be very heavy causing women to change pads <3 hours or more than 8 pads/day. Some women that bleed this heavy do not realize that this is abnormal as they have bled like this for a long time. The resulting anemia needs to be corrected and the culprit (fibroids) need to be treated.
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding

Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, which can led to anemia.
Anemia means lack of blood.

In brief: Bleeding

Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, which can led to anemia.
Anemia means lack of blood.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Anemia & fibroids

The main symptom of fibroid is heavy periods.
This is one of the most common things that explains anemia in women who still have periods. The type of anemia is iron deficiency anemia which is caused by blood loss.

In brief: Anemia & fibroids

The main symptom of fibroid is heavy periods.
This is one of the most common things that explains anemia in women who still have periods. The type of anemia is iron deficiency anemia which is caused by blood loss.
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