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Is it likely to bleed to death from uterine fibroids?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
10 doctors agree
In brief: No, but seek help
While it is not likely to bleed to death from fibroids, the amount of bleeding, size of clots that come out can be very scary to women.
These heavy bleeding episodes (menorrhagia) can cause profound anemia. The most common symptoms are extreme lethargy, lightheadedness/dizziness, chewing/craving ice, migraines. If you feel you are bleeding profusely, go to the hospital immediately.

In brief: No, but seek help
While it is not likely to bleed to death from fibroids, the amount of bleeding, size of clots that come out can be very scary to women.
These heavy bleeding episodes (menorrhagia) can cause profound anemia. The most common symptoms are extreme lethargy, lightheadedness/dizziness, chewing/craving ice, migraines. If you feel you are bleeding profusely, go to the hospital immediately.
Dr. John Lipman
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bleed
Fibroid can bleed.
Anything is possible. If having severe vaginal bleeding go to hospital. Call ambulance.

In brief: Bleed
Fibroid can bleed.
Anything is possible. If having severe vaginal bleeding go to hospital. Call ambulance.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
I know of a patient who lived in a rural area and had difficulty getting health care and to a certer to treat her. She had an emergency hysterectomy, got 10's of units of blood and then Hep B and Hep C and suffered for the next 30 years. Yest it is possible.
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