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What questions should I ask my doctor if I have fibroids?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you have fibroids, you need to ask your doctor the following questions:

How many fibroids do I have? What size is my fibroid(s)? Where is my fibroid(s) located (outer surface, inner surface, or in the wall of the uterus)? Can I expect the fibroid(s) to grow larger? How rapidly have they grown (if they were known about already)? How will I know if the fibroid(s) is growing larger? What problems can the fibroid(s) cause? What tests or imaging studies are best for keeping track of the growth of my fibroids? What are my treatment options if my fibroid(s) becomes a problem? What are your views on treating fibroids with a hysterectomy versus other types of treatments?

A second opinion is always a good idea if your doctor has not answered your questions completely or does not seem to be meeting your needs.

This answer is based on source information from The National Women's Health Information Center.

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