Can uterine fibroids grow in size?

Yes. Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot. Some fibroids grow slowly; fibroids in some women grow quickly.

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Can uterine fibroid grow quickly?

Not likely. Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle from the uterine wall. Growth of fibroids is usually in response to hormones. Many women have uterine fibroids that are asymptomatic. Fast growth may signal a more serious process and you should see your physician. Read more...
Sometimes, get US. 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. Read more...

What size of an uterine fibroid considered big?

Depends. Fibroids can be from 1 inch to 8 inches, however the symptoms of the fibroid are more important. Does it cause significant bleedign or pain. Also, is it growing rapidly? Generally, 80% of fibroids do not need to be treated. Read more...

I have a uterine fibroid about 60, 3* 63.6 mm in size I wanted to know if it's too big to remove or if it can be done with surgery?

6 cm fibroid. In order to answer this for you, an exam and consult with gyn surgeon is needed. On average a 6 cm uterine fibroid can be surgically removed or coiled via artery supply to allow for pregnancy. If fertility is no longer desired then observation is fine, as long as you are not symptomatic. Take a friend/family with you to consult to help in asking questions. Good luck and be well. Read more...
Do you have symptoms. If you don't have symptoms then it is hard to make asymptomatic better. If you have pain, bloating, bleeding, any of the things fibroids can cause then you could potentially be treated with hormomes, surgery or uterine fibroid embolization. Talk with your gynecologist. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is done by interventional radiologists. Read more...

I am 41 & have 4 uterine fibroids: 66x60, 34x38, 23x28, 36x38mm. Size not changed over 12months. New cyst 43x40 in the left ovary. What should I do?

What are your goals? It is advisable to consider any future fertility goals, duration, and severity of the symptoms. There are many reasonable options for this condition, but choosing the appropriate management strategy will involve your goals for the future. Options include re-imaging and following cyst, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and/or myomectomy, or hysterectomy with preservation of the unaffected ovary. Read more...