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How can you tell if you have a uterine fibroid?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: On exam or 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.

In brief: On exam or 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.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Fibroids

Fibroids can cause symptoms of bleeding or pain.
Often times your provider can feel a fibroid on examination and confirm it with ultrasound.

In brief: Fibroids

Fibroids can cause symptoms of bleeding or pain.
Often times your provider can feel a fibroid on examination and confirm it with ultrasound.
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