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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do fibroids go away on their own?

    Will I need to get them removed or is there any way they could go away on their own?
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  • Dr David Rosen

    Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Dr David Rosen is a Specialist Endoscopic (Keyhole) and Robotic Surgeon with expertise in; Prolapse and Incontinence surgery, Endometriosis, menstrual disorders including complicated Hysterectomies by … View Profile

    Fibroids are balls of smooth muscle that form within the walls of the uterus and as such are a part of the uterus itself. They grow at variable rates under the influence of oestrogen and therefore will shrink by about 1/3 their volume AFTER the menopause. Consideration of removal will therefore depend on:
    1. The location of the fibroids within the uterus and the symptoms they cause- heavy bleeding, pressure on the bowel or bladder, pelvic pain, infertility and so on.
    2. The age of the woman and desire for future fertility
    3. The severity of her symptoms and it's affect on her daily life

    Ths should be discussed with your gynaecologist after obtaining a good pelvic ultrasound and in most instances, they can be removed laparoscopically ( keyhole ) by a surgeon skilled in these techniques.

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