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Fibroids & Polyps after Menopause
An_255525 posted:
Hello, I have dealt with polyps and fibroids since my early 20's and now that I've gone thru menopause, can my vaginal area still produce them. I ask because sometimes I feel some discomfort
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An255525,
It would be unusual to develop fibroids after menopause; anyone who develops a fibroid after menopause needs to have that fibroid investigated (if she is not taking hormone therapy).
Polyps can occur anytime. Most discomfort vaginally post menopausal is due to dryness; have you spoken with your care provider about what the cause is? If it is related to dryness, that should be fairly straightforward to take care of.
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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