Q&A: Should I Consider Fibroid Surgery If They Aren’t Bothering Me?

close up woman small smileQ: If fibroids have been detected but aren’t causing any issues, should I still consider having them removed? – L. G.

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A: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They also may be called leiomyomas or myomas. If your fibroids are not bothering you, then it is not necessary for you to remove them.

They do not increase your risk of uterine cancer, according to WomensHealth.gov, and almost never develop into cancer.

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