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    What are fibroids?

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  • Dr Adam Arnold

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    Dr. Adam Arnold received his chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City MO in 1996. Dr. Arnold has been practising as a chiropractor … View Profile

    I would suggest having a look here for more answers.  Your Gynaecologist should be able to help more.

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    Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Fibroids, are growths or benign tumours that form inside the uterus (womb). Around four in 10 women over the age of 40 will have fibroids. It is not known why fibroids develop, but it’s thought that the sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, play key roles. This is because fibroids rarely grow in girls before puberty and women after menopause. Pre-existing fibroids stop growing and can even shrink in women after menopause.
    Often, fibroids don’t cause any problems, but are occasionally associated with infertility, miscarriage and premature labour. Other problems can include heavy, long and painful periods. Treatment depends on the size, number and location of the fibroids, but can include drugs, procedures done under local anaesthetic and surgery. Fibroids rarely become cancerous.
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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