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Do fibroids stop growing after attaining menopause?

I'm 56 and have been diagnosed with fibroids several years ago. I'm concerned about them continuing to grow. I was told that at soon as I went threw menopause, they would start to shrink. Upon reading, I've discovered that they can indeed continue to grow. Can they attach to another supply?
Wed, 2 Apr 2014
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OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine 's  Response
Hello!
Thanks for your query.
If fibroids are going bigger you will start to have symptoms such as:
compression
pain ect
The majority of tumors that create in the uterus depend on estrogen for their development and as menopause reduces the quantity of estrogen within the body, these growths typically shrink and vanish entirely.
To insure that your fibroids are going shrink you should do ultrasound examination.
Take care of your self
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Do fibroids stop growing after attaining menopause?

Hello! Thanks for your query. If fibroids are going bigger you will start to have symptoms such as: compression pain ect The majority of tumors that create in the uterus depend on estrogen for their development and as menopause reduces the quantity of estrogen within the body, these growths typically shrink and vanish entirely. To insure that your fibroids are going shrink you should do ultrasound examination. Take care of your self