Fibroids After Menopause

Fibroids after Menopause

When Do Fibroids Occur

Fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths that develop in the muscle tissue of a woman’s uterus. They are also called myomas and leiomyomas. Fibroids are very common; it is estimated that 40 to 80% of women may have them at some point in their lives. Although fibroids are sensitive to the hormones estrogen and progesterone, it is unknown exactly why they develop. Fibroids most typically grow and present symptoms during a woman’s reproductive years, when her ovaries are active, but they can occur at any age. In many cases, these tumors may not cause problematic symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual flow. Consequently, some women may be totally unaware of any uterine fibroids all throughout their reproductive years. Continue reading “Fibroids After Menopause”