Menopause And Fibroids

Menopause And Fibroids

It is a misconception to assume that uterine fibroids will naturally shrink with menopause. Research indicates that while some fibroids may decrease during menopause due to dwindling estrogen and progesterone levels, many continue to grow. Race plays a significant role, with African American women experiencing higher rates of fibroid growth well into their 50s.
Even though menopausal women no longer have monthly menstrual cycles, many still experience irregular bleeding, abdominal cramps, a protruding abdomen, and frequent urination, particularly if they’re undergoing hormone replacement therapy containing estrogen and progesterone – the same hormones that stimulate fibroid growth in younger women.

Regardless of age, women with uterine fibroids exhibit a consistent array of symptoms, including:

Dr. Neel Patel

Dr. Neel Patel advises against waiting until perimenopause or menopause to address uterine fibroids. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) offers relief from fibroid symptoms without the need for surgery. This minimally invasive procedure offers a swift recovery period and preserves the uterus, making it a favorable option for fibroid management.

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