Are uterine fibroids terrible, it must be considered comprehensively based on the patient’s age, symptoms, and the location, size, and degeneration of the fibroids.
Generally speaking, asymptomatic fibroids do not require treatment, especially in women near menopause, because most fibroids can shrink and disappear after menopause. For asymptomatic fibroids of other women, it is recommended to follow up every 3 to 6 months. If there is an increase in menstrual flow, prolonged menstrual period, lower abdominal mass, increased leucorrhea, oppression symptoms, etc., actively seek professional help and treatment .
Many people worry that if uterine fibroids are not removed, there will be a risk of cancer. In fact, the malignant transformation of uterine fibroids is rare, the incidence is only 0.4%-0.8%, and it is more common in patients with pain and bleeding after menopause. If the annual growth rate of fibroids in premenopausal women is about 1 cm, it is basically within a controllable range. If the following conditions occur, the possibility of cancer should be considered: fibroids suddenly grow too fast; there are no symptoms before, but symptoms appear now; the patient is older, but the fibroids did not go away.