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What is the treatment for fibroids?

i am 48 years of age and i have 3 fibroids, one the size of a grapefruit and two the size of an egg. the scale continues to go up in weight but when i look in the mirrow i dont see the pounds. to me i see that i have lost weight but the scale says differently. why is this

Sat, 22 Feb 2014
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fibroids only need to be treated if they are causing you symptoms like pain, heavy bleeding, pressure, or other similar problems. since yours are quite large, it is quite likely that they will need to be treated. because they are in your abdomen and pelvis, their growth may not be visible easily from the outside, but it is possible that at least some of your weight gain is a result of the fibroids. the treatment for fibroids depends in many factors, but it includes surgical removal, hysterectomy, arterial embolization, and some other techniques. since every case is different, you really need to talk to your doctor about what is right for you. please let me know if you have any more questions.
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What is the treatment for fibroids?

fibroids only need to be treated if they are causing you symptoms like pain, heavy bleeding, pressure, or other similar problems. since yours are quite large, it is quite likely that they will need to be treated. because they are in your abdomen and pelvis, their growth may not be visible easily from the outside, but it is possible that at least some of your weight gain is a result of the fibroids. the treatment for fibroids depends in many factors, but it includes surgical removal, hysterectomy, arterial embolization, and some other techniques. since every case is different, you really need to talk to your doctor about what is right for you. please let me know if you have any more questions.