Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
138 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes fibroids to grow after menopause?

Answered by
Dr. Aarti Abraham


Practicing since :1998

Answered : 6010 Questions

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 in Women's Health
Question: Hello Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Thank you for your concern
I really appreciate it .
I haven't made any decisions yet. So far I am still fine. However, one thing that im concern about is if i dont do the surgery will the fibroid grow even larger?
Thank you doctor. God bless.
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
They grow smaller after menopause.

Detailed Answer:
It is so nice to hear from you.
You are a very kind person, and I feel very special when you write in.
Thank you for that.
Okay, so for your question.
After menopause, fibroids are only likely to shrink.
Very big fibroids will not disappear, but they mostly reduce in size.
This is because fibroids are hormone dependent.
After menopause, when the hormone levels come down, the growth of the tumours slows down and regresses.
The pain and discomfort associated with fibroids also reduces.
So , if you got the hormone levels to assess menopausal status, then you can have a hope that the fibroids will not grow any longer.
You should have 3 monthly scanning however.
God bless you too.
Write in whenever you feel the need to do so.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on  Fibroid

doctor1 MD

I have a white spot on my lower lip, I have a sore right hip and lower back and sore lower pelvic area,also I have a large fibroid about the size...

doctor1 MD

I m a 57 yr. old who has had a hysterectomy in my early 40 s due to fibroids growing not only inside my uterus but outside as well. I m diabetic,...

doctor1 MD

Hello. I have multiple fibroids that are pressing agains my bladder, kidney, ureter. One Doctor recommended a hysterectomy. I was also told that I...

doctor1 MD

I ve been feeling like a burning sensation on my lower belly area and also very little burning sensation where I urinate. I had a urine test...

doctor1 MD

On 2014 i Had a TVS. Result was normal Pelvic utz. Fibroid is 21mm x 10 anterior subserosal. Is this cancerous? I’ll have it check after 3 years...

doctor1 MD

I have recently had a sexual encounter where the condom broke and I didnt realize It. I have got tested 2 days later and everything was negative. I...

doctor1 MD

Hello I have a question I had like a sharp pain across lower abdominal and now it is very tender to touch I do suffer from fybroids and cysts as...