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Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid, including:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Periods that have changed from relatively pain-free to painful over the past 3 to 6 months.
  • Frequent painful urination, or an inability to control the flow of urine.
  • A change in the length of your menstrual cycle over 3 to 6 menstrual cycles.
  • New persistent pain or heaviness in the lower abdomen or pelvis.

Watchful waiting

Unless you have bothersome or severe symptoms, you will probably only need to have a fibroid checked during your yearly gynecological exam.

During a pregnancy, your doctor will check for changes in fibroid size and position.

Who to see

Uterine fibroids can be diagnosed and treated by any of the following health professionals:

You may need to see a gynecologist for further testing or treatment.

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

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Last Updated: April 19, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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