THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT FIBROIDS
Fibroids are growths that develop in the muscles of the uterus. They are almost always non-cancerous, are very common and can affect up to 50 per cent of women at some point. Fibroids need the hormone oestrogen to grow. Since your oestrogen levels decrease dramatically after menopause, this usually reduces the risk of developing fibroids and existing fibroids actually shrink. However, this may not apply to women who are taking HRT. If you’re having vaginal bleeding or other symptoms of fibroids after menopause, see your doctor.