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Uterine Fibroids - Outlook and Prognosis

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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.

Comment from: sunshine1973, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I am 39 years old and have fibroids. I already had one surgery performed in 2009, a myomectomy. The surgery was not successful because they came right back. I still have all of the heavy bleeding, a lot of pain, and my stomach have grew large! I am going to try something else as soon as I have another ultrasound. Good luck to all of you.

Comment from: kim850, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I am 48 years old. I started having very heavy periods every two weeks. I felt like I was wearing a diaper to bed because I had to start wearing overnight pads and still had to get up in the middle of the night to change them, sometimes two to three times a night. I'm not one to go to the doctor very often ...but after six months of heavy bleeding, feeling like I was ALWAYS on my period and getting very worn out I went to the gynecologist. She gave me two options: take medicine to put me in menopause which would take about 6 months and fibroids MIGHT shrink or have a hysterectomy. I chose the hysterectomy because I did not want to back in the same situation six months later. The day after surgery I was feeling so much but I wish I hadn't waited so long.

Comment from: Tabby, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I am 47 years old and have an enlarged uterus, and I am anemic due to uterine fibroids. I have very heavy periods with large blood clots. I am now without health insurance and cannot afford the sonogram that I have been advised to have and am not eligible for Medicaid. I have been told that the fibroids would shrink as my estrogen levels drop with age. I do not believe this because this past month I bled for 16 days. (For the previous five months, I had clots with a cycle lasting 7-8 days. I hope to have insurance soon and get this issue resolved and have some relief from this finally. I feel for anyone that is enduring this. When I had insurance in place, the doctors would not perform a hysterectomy, which is now what I am told is needed.

Comment from: jazzie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I am 49 years old and have been experiencing lower back pain, frequent urination and pelvic pain. I had an ultrasound a year ago and was told I had both fibroids and cysts. My doctor did not give me any advice. I now have an appointment with a different gynecologist and will have another ultrasound done to see if they have grown. I was told by my previous doctor that the cysts and not the fibroids would be the cause of lower back pain.

Comment from: Ely, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I am 23 years old and I have two wonderful girls. I found out summer of 2011 that I had fibroids again I don't know anyone at my age that has this. It's scary. Not even my mother has them or knew what it was when I told her. Also no one in my family as in sisters, aunts or grandmothers had this nor of cancer in the uterus. I am still in pain on my right side where it is at and my stomach is growing as if I were pregnant. I do also miss some periods, which shouldn't happen due to me being on birth control. The doctor still assures me that I could still have the third child that my husband and I had planned on.

Comment from: j4, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

I had a large fibroid the size of a melon and had it surgically removed some years ago but I now have three in its place.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I am a 37-year-old female with fibroids. During my cycle time it gets unbearable. I have very bad cramps also heavy bleeding which cause me to go through two packs of pads when I use to need only one. I have backaches and have constipation.

Comment from: Dedei, 25-34 Female Published: October 31

I was told by my doctor that I have a fibroid when I was 14 weeks pregnant and I had a full term pregnancy and I gave birth to a 6-lb baby girl.

Comment from: Tall Lady, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I was diagnosed with fibroids after noticing heavy bleeding and spotting between periods. I am 27 and decided to do the hysterscopic procedure which is when they surgically remove the fibroid. I had this procedure done and i was put to sleep and awoke with minimal pain. The only thing with this procedure is i may have to have it done again as when they removed the big fibroid they noticed another one behind it. It is difficult because I feel I am too young to have a hysterectomy as I have no kids. I hope only one more procedure is needed but my doctor advised me it could be more than one needed. I had this done as of last week and I am back to work and doing fine. I'm scared to continue to have this done but I keep the faith. I am 5'11" and 212lbs. I have been working out as they say that can be a factor.

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