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What happens if you leave fibroid tumors untreated? My

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What happens if you leave fibroid tumors untreated? My friend experiences heavy bleeding for more than a week accompanied with pain and extreme fatigue and has no insurance. What should she do? She had an exam a year ago that determined she had fibroid tumors.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Pfeiffer replied 8 years ago.

If her symptoms are from the fibroids (an I cannot say that will any degree of certainty) they will continue to get bigger and her symptoms will likely worsen.

She should contact the health department for the states in which she resides and inquire about receiving medical assistance, such as Medicaid.

Even if she has no insurance, make sure she knows she can go to the ER because it sounds to me like she needs to be seen ASAP.

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