Known-Unknowns in Fibroids
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Lots of patients ask about the rate of growth of fibroids…..

In all honesty, no one knows at what rate fibroids grow for example one centimetre per month or year etc

But, what we do know is that fibroids usually grow during the reproductive years (15-45), especially so in the 20-35 age group. Put it in another way, it is rare for fibroids to appear in a woman in her 50’s for the first time. Even if they are diagnosed at age 50, they probably were there for some time…

In which direction fibroids grow, like whether fibroids grow out of the womb or the into the womb cavity or detach from their connection to the uterus

What makes some fibroids degenerate and what makes some fibroids grow at an unexpected pace

Do the size of fibroids matter, if a woman is faced with infertility issues, if so whether removal improves fertility or worsens ( with good intention, whether the situation gets worse after removal of fibroid)

How often a woman with fibroid needs imaging studies such as ultrasound or MRI, every 6 months or yearly….

Why Afro-Caribbean women are more prone than Asian or Caucasian women…..

The Known-Unknown mystery of fibroids continues…..

Mahantesh Karoshi
Mahantesh Karoshi

I'm a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Women's Health Expert. I believe in educating my patients to contribute to achieving the best possible clinical and holistic outcomes. By taking this approach, I enable and empower my patients whilst addressing their issues and concerns. I run a private practice with an extremely high standard of professionalism. My patients are directly involved in their care and management in all stages. My approach to my patient's problems is built on dedication and passion, drawing on analytical thinking and my on-time honored reading, teaching medical professionals nationally and internationally.