Gyn doctors, how long or how many years can one stay with uterine fibroids? Is it safe to live like that? Thanx

No symptom No treat. 25-50% women develop benign uterine fibroid (muscle) tumors. If you don't have symptoms (heavy periods, pain) then no intervention is needed. If you do then many options exist to help improve them: myomectomy, hysterectomy (laparoscopic), uterine artery ablation, and hysteroscopic myomectomy.
Yes very safe. Most women who have fibroids do not have symptoms (exs. Most commonly heavy menstrualbleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) and therefore nothing is done about them. We call these fibroids "passangers" as they ride along in the uterus until menopause and then start to die off. No worries.
It depends. It is safe to live with uterine fibroids under certain conditions: #1) they don't cause severely abnormal bleeding or debilitating pain, 2) they do not grow rapidly, and #3) are limited to being less than approximately 14 weeks' size (i.e. Appproximately the size of a 14 week pregnant uterus). The vast majority of fibroids are benign. They can sometimes interfere with getting or staying pregnant.
Depends. It depends on alot of factors. Age, number and size of fibroids and rate of growth. See your gyn for an evaluation for a customized management plan for you, taking in consideration these things as well as your desire for future fertility.

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