Can Uterine Fibroids Come Back Once Removed?

BDO: Can fibroids grow back after they’ve been removed?

Dr. Linda Bradley: So, fibroid recurrence is common. Up to 25% of women have recurrent fibroids. Of course the ones we take out or remove, don’t come back. But they can come back in the same region.

But when they come back, the recurrence doesn’t mean that they’re symptomatic. I’ve had patients who I’ve done surgery on, they couldn’t get pregnant or stay pregnant, but we take out fibroids…they have their one or two kids, 15-20 years later patients symptoms meaning new fibroids.

Not the ones we took out because those were all taken away, but they can come back.