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Can fibroid tumors cause anemia?
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Dr. Ann Traynor
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Fibroids
Yes, fibroid tumors very commonly cause heavy bleeding and anemia, which can be offset by taking iron and folic acid.

In brief: Fibroids
Yes, fibroid tumors very commonly cause heavy bleeding and anemia, which can be offset by taking iron and folic acid.
Dr. Ann Traynor
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
There are many treatments for heavy periods that cause anemia. You may be a candidate to just try birth control pills. You may need a sonohysterogram to evaluate where in the uterus the fibroids are. If they are in the lining of the uterus (submucosal) they can be removed with outpatient surgery and no incisions by using a hysteroscope.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Yes
Fibroid tumors may lead to increased blood loss and can lead to anemia.

In brief: Yes
Fibroid tumors may lead to increased blood loss and can lead to anemia.
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