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    Can a broad ligament fibroid regrow after excision?

    Eight years ago I had a hysterectomy due to a broad ligament fibroid. Recently I experienced similar intermittent low-level pain and it made me wonder whether that type of fibroid can grow again.
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    Dr Peter Bell

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Experienced general obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Able to support high risk pregnancies using Westmead Hospital appointment, and provide advanced fertility support through Genea if required. View Profile

    It wont grow again, but there is always the possibility that there was a very small seed of another fibroid near it that was not able to be seen-removed at the time of surgery and has grown.

    For peace of mind I suggest you have a pelvic ultrasound.

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