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Uterine Fibroids - Outlook and Prognosis

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Comment from: Marie1534, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I am 24 years old and have I fibroid the size of a tennis ball. I am going to get a myomectomy because it is causing me pain already and my periods are so heavy. Also I want to have children in the next year or two. I will have to have C-sections with my children due to the surgery which I will take that over the risk of interrupting a pregnancy.

Comment from: ribbon in the sky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I had the surgery to remove my fibroids. They were large in growth, my doctor said they were all together the size of a five month pregnancy. Before the surgery I experienced lots of bleeding, pain and longer periods. I had the surgery to remove my fibroids, but there were so many they could only remove the larger ones. The pain after the surgery was the worst pain I have ever experienced besides childbirth. Now four years later, I still have some small fibroids I have some pain from them. I have one in my bowel area so I have constipation. Hopefully I will go thru menopause soon and they will stop growing.

Comment from: odornell, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 09

I had my first surgery at the age of 18 and a second one at the age of 27. I still feel pain from my fibroids Three years after my last surgery, my doctor wants to do another to make sure that I am able to give birth someday.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I didn't have much pain, but did have lots of bleeding I had Mirena inserted to stop the bleeding. I didn't have periods, only spotting for about six months. I noticed my stomach was getting bigger, but since I was 38, I thought it was just a sign of middle age. One night I woke up with stomach pain. My doctor performed an ultrasound and asked if I had ever been diagnosed with fibroids. A hysterectomy was recommended. By then I was 46, had my family, and was fine with that option. I thought they might be able to do laparoscopic surgery, but the fibroid was too big. What was supposed to be a 60- to 90- minute operation turned into 6 hours. The fibroid weighed 6 kg. I haven't looked backed: the operation was great and I have no more pain. I walked out of hospital 7kg lighter.

Comment from: scaredy cat, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I was diagnosed with fibroids in 2006 when I was 42. I am now 48 and have been living with them and waiting for menopause because I am terrified of surgery. I was on the pill, but I had a bad reaction when my carrier switched brands they would cover at a low price. I have had my stomach blow up to where I looked six months pregnant and then passed clots. I recently passed about six clots that felt like I was giving birth. Other than that I haven't had any pain. A friend suggested that I take a supplement called Vitex. It is available at most vitamin stores. I have since started buying it online. I recently switched multivitamins and the new one has Vitex in it. So I am taking twice as much as I used to. I haven't had many clots since and I don't bleed between periods any longer. I usually have one really bad day that I have to change every hour. Other than that it's bearable. I haven't been to the doctor since March 2010 because he thought I should have surgery. Although my fibroids are annoying I am living with them.

Comment from: Niecy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I'm in my early 40s, and I've been having problems with my period since my early 20s. I have four fibroids on my uterus. It's causing me so much pain when my period is on 5-7 days, I have cramping, I can't get out of bed because of no energy with being an anemic. I have back pain, and irregular and heavy periods with blood clots. I've had three D&Cs to scrape my uterus. I have taken birth control and nothing has worked. This runs in my family.

Comment from: wilson, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I woke up seven weeks ago on a Sunday hurting so bad didn't know what was wrong. I went to the ER that night and did ultrasound and found a fibroid. It was the size of a soccer ball. I've finally had it removed.

Comment from: Bedella, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I am a 45 yea old mother with three childern. Within the last year I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. I've had the ultrasounds done and has found several fibroids some being as large as 3.5 cm. In the last couple of years I have experienced lower abdomen pain, swelling and heavy bleeding. For some reason, my doctor is not very concerned.

Comment from: 19-24 Female Published: April 10

I am 21 and I recently was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid. By the time I discovered it, it was 11 cm. I had never ending periods for eight months and abnormal periods for two years. Birth control pills could not control it. I was diagnosed with severe anemia six months before the doctors realized it was a fibroid.


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