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Do uterine fibroids ever go away without treatment?

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In most cases, fibroids stop growing or they shrink without treatment. Once a woman goes through menopause, but this is not true for all women. Interestingly, each of a woman's fibroids may grow or shrink at different times.

Some studies have suggested a link between uterine fibroids and the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to reduce the symptoms of menopause, but the nature of this relationship is still unclear.1 More research is needed on this topic.


  1. Berger, L. (2008, October 23). A Decade of Developments in Fibroid Research. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-fibroids-expert.html External Web Site Policy. [top]

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 12/18/2013