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Uterine Fibroids

How big is a uterine fibroid?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Fibroid Growth
    The size of a uterine fibroid varies; some are as small as a pea and others grow quite large. Watch the animation to learn more about fibroids.



  • AJohn Lipman, MD, Interventional Radiology, answered
    Fibroids can be as small as a pea or as large as a small melon. It can enlarge the uterus just like a developing baby does. Gynecologists will often describe a woman who they are examining with fibroids in terms of the corresponding size of a pregnant woman. For example, a woman whose fibroids have enlarged her uterus all the way up to her belly button has the uterine size of a 4 month pregnant woman.
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