Fibroids are usually not a problem after menopause as fibroids tend to shrink on their own at that point. However, Dr. Suzanne Slonim explains that there are rare instances that fibroids could pose a problem post menopause.
“Occasionally it can happen, but it’s rare. After menopause the stimulation to form fibroids is gone. Usually that’s when the fibroids start to shrink on their own. Sometimes I will counsel a woman if she’s close to menopause that she may want just wait and see if the fibroid takes care of itself, but occasionally particularly if a woman who’s taking hormonal treatment for management of menopause symptoms, that can also cause the continuation of fibroid growth and symptoms.”
“So it’s not unheard of for me to treat post menopausal women, especially if she has a fibroid that’s in a location that causes bleeding, and becomes anemic, then absolutely we treat those patients.”
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