uterine fibroids

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Topic Title: uterine fibroids
Created On: 03/05/2005 10:51 PM

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 04/11/2012 12:58 PM

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Isabel7

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Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with two uterine fibroids 3 years ago. They measured 3cm and 5cm. They were causing pain and heavy periods. I was advised to have surgery. I have been trying natural and dietary treatments which have worked. Please see this site for more information: Fibroids There is a link on the site to a no surgical natural treatment programme which has worked. I have cancelled the hysterectomy and feel much better. I have also lost weight. Regards Isabel


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 07/11/2006 01:02 PM

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Ann2006

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I had to have a hysterectomy because my fibroids were growing so rapidly. I was at 5.9 hemoglobin and had to go to the ER for a blood transfusion. Not Cool!!!I had my total abdominal hysterectomy on June 30, 2006 and it's the smartest thing I've ever done. Kept both healthy ovaries! Removed cervix too. Just knowing I no longer have to spend days on the toilet, calling off of work, planning everything in advance, ruin furniture, alienate people who don't understand why I can never go anywhere with them. I was embarrassed at how much I bled because I didn't know how to explain it. Women who have not had these types of bleeding issues just don't understand and think we are simply whimpy. Not so!! Go to Hystersisters,com to meet others who have gone through similar issues!
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 04/28/2006 10:36 PM

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reelgreenforest

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You sing it sister. I think it is an individual choice for each woman, but I happen to feel as strongly as you do about keeping my uterus. I just can't bring myself to have a hysterectomy.But I am also afraid of the other choices, such as, UFE or UAE. I am a bit afraid that I will run out of time. But for me it was nice to hear from someone who feels as I do.
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 04/13/2006 10:55 PM

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jewels

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I had uterine fibroids removed 6 months ago and a D&C, I am 42, same symptoms you describe came back to haunt me, scheduled for uterus removal June 13th. You do not say your age, whether you have children or not, I have 2 teenage boys, just got these problems shortly after turning 41. There is no need for ovary/tube removal if you don't have any problems with them, uterus removal (only)will not put you into menopause, just rid you of physical problems you're experiencing now.
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 04/13/2006 10:43 PM

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jewels

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Olivia, I can tell you this much. I had uterine fibroids: heavy bleeding, clotting, double periods a week apart, bad cramping/bloating, spotting between periods. My doc did exploratory surgery, told her if she found fibroids, to remove uterus only, signed a paper with my request as I am 42 and have 2 teenage boys. She found fibroids, removed them, did D&C, left uterus. Here I am 6 months later, back with same symptoms, scheduled for uterus removal on June 13th. Keep your ovaries/tubes, but have uterus out.
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 04/10/2006 06:48 PM

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barbietoes

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Hello Darlene: I have two very large uterine fibroids: 6x7x6 and 5x5x5 cm intramural. I have been bleeding since March 23rd and have been told by three gynes: Hysterectomy. NO WAY!!! Possible problems from having a hysterectomy are: sexual problems, urinary problems, bone loss, surgical menopause, adhesions, psychological problems, various pains too many to mention. EARLY ON SET OF AGING is the one I worry about the most. Vaginal problems. Bowel problems. The uterus is there for a reason and gives off hormones of its own naturally. Of course doctors don't want to do anything but cut it and toss it then they are done. What about us? LOSS OF SEXUAL DRIVE. No thanks. Hormonal replacement - causes heart problems, bone loss, hair growth, etc etc etc. AND WEIGHT GAIN. Up to 20 pounds as soon as they cut it out and toss it away. Depression, lack of sleep, fatigue, etc. None of these doctors suggested any other type of treatment. I saw my first in 2001. Their answer to me having fibroids: HYSTERECTOMY. Surgery is supposed to be the last resort. You need at least 6 months to feel better. You are losing a vital body part - because it's easy for them and quite beneficial as for FINANCIAL BENEFITS. The only thing we get is no excessive bleeding. I have an appointment to see a myomectomy man this friday 04/14/06 can't wait. If he turns out to be a dud it's onto another one on May 1st. There is also a dr in pennsylvania and one in California that will cut out my tumors and leave my uterus in there. I am so sure menopause is beginning for me, that tumor growth will be a thing of the past. I also am considering focused ultrasound at Mayo Clinic as an out patient. Last resort would be ablation. If I get cancer, ok remove please. But only then. There are so many problems because of hysterectomy, not only with surgery itself and infection or blood loss!! It's not the only way. There are many problems because of hysterectomy. I am anemic too - but there are alternatives for me. Good Luck.
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 03/22/2006 09:43 AM

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royalbignees

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i also have fiberoids,several of them one is 3 cm big right now,i have my period and bleed really bad .i am 43 years old ,i have 2 children.i am also having a hysterectomy onm april 27th ,actually i cant wait to have it my periods are so bad ,i pass so much blood and clotting is awfull.i go threw about 50 - 60 tampons each time ,after about 4-5 days of this i feel like i have been drained of all my energy. i also have very bad itching around my vagina i itch till i bleed its crazy.i am really looking forward to my operation i feel like i am old and really i am not .i have a huge appetite also its like i cant get enough to eat. a women should not have to go threw this that is why i said yes to the hysterectomy.i hpe this helps you out with some of your answers also .thank you DARLENE
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 03/05/2005 10:51 PM

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olivia1951

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I'm 54 yrs old, I'm still getting my periond. the doctor says because of the fibroids I will get my period longer. Has any one experienced this situation and when did you period finally end. I want to avoid a hesterectomy. My fibroid is fairly large Thanks for any response
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