How bad should bleeding from fibroids be before surgery?

Depends. There are two issues here: medical risk from anemia from too much bleeding and your quality of life. A doctor check your blood count and easily know if there is any danger but only you can decide how much the fibroids bother you. But fibroid surgery is usually minimally invasive now so it is much quicker and easier than in the past.
Quality of life. If your bleeding is affecting your life style such that you can't function normally several days a month, it ruins vacations, it interferes with sexual function, and it causes anemia and fatigue, you are at an action line. The best action might be removal of a submucosal fibroid by hysteroscopy, an endometrial ablation, a uterine artery embolization, or a hysterectomy. Talk to your doctor.
Depends. Fibroids are very common. Symptoms in women who have them are far less frequent. When the fibroids lead to excessively long or painful periods something should be done particulary if the bleeding is leaving you anemic because your body can't build up the blood fast enough. Surgery is the last resort. Birth control and uterine artery embolization may help control the bleeding well enough.

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Do I need to have surgery for a 5cm size fibroid though multiple and with heavy bleeding?

EMBOLIZATION. Get a second opinion from an OB/Gyn and a consult from an Interventional Radiology doctor, bring your films and ask opinion if you are a candidate for EMBOLIZATION of the fibroids, this is safer and easier to tolerate??. Read more...
Fibroid bleeding. Fibroid growths in the uterus can cause bright red bleeding that can drop your blood level to anemia very quickly. If the fibroid is under the lining of the womb, it can be removed with a hysteroscope through the vagina. If it is in the walls of the uterus, it may require another approach to removal. Check with and discuss this with your GYN MD who is treating you. Read more...

I am 22 years no kids I have a 0.8 fibroid its causing heavy bleeding sometimes spotting would you recommend surgery, ?

Fibroid. Surgery for a 0.8 cm fibroid only depends on its location. If it is in the middle of the uterus (endometrial cavity) it may easily be removed. If it is in the muscle or outside of the cavilty (intramuscular or sub serosal), i would not perform any type of surgery for a 0.8 cm fibroid. Read more...

I have a 1.9 cm fibroid and I am 21 years old I have been having heavy bleeding for the past 11 days will I need surgery?

Not likely. A 1.9 cm fibroid will not affect most women at all, and at 21 years there are very few emergency reasons for bleeding. Surgery is pretty unlikely, talk with your doctor for more info! Good wishes. Read more...

She is having fibroid uterus. Beacuse of that she is bleeding many times in a month. How to cure this without surgery?

Significant bleeding. can only be addressed by surgery if fibroids have distorted the cavity inside the uterus. if cavity is normal.. (unlikely)..then endometrial ablation using novasure is available in office setting. this has 95 % success if cavity can be abated completely and depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) is also used pre. and post operatively. Read more...