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Uterine Fibroids - Outlook and Prognosis

Did you have your uterine fibroids removed? Describe your experience and prognosis.

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Comment from: Raven, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I am 48 and probably approaching menopause. I have had really heavy periods and am house bound for days. My period lasts from 7-10 days. I also experience clots, like plums or oranges, and feel them pass. I am awaiting my verdict but feel that my doctor will take the path of tablets. My sister had an endometrial resection which I feel that I should have.

Comment from: Annette, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I had the uterine fibroid embolization in 2009. I did not suffer from bleeding or cramps but I did experience frequent urination. My fibroids have since grown back and I really don't know what to do. I don't like surgery but I am trying to look at all my options.

Comment from: christine, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I had a uterine fibroid removed and everything went well. It was done under sedation and there was no pain to recover from I felt a little groggy from being put to sleep, but I woke up feeling great and there was nothing to be scared off.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I had a large fibroid removed after a miscarriage when I was 39. It was done by keyhole and being my first experience of this, it is quite painful and takes a very long time. I was in a very sleepy and sick state from early morning until late into the night. However, the scar tissue was minimal and a complete success so worth the discomfort of the procedure.

Comment from: BK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I am 46 and I have uterine fibroids. My Doctor told me that I need to have a hysterectomy. I keep asking if there is any other way to take care of the fibroids other than having a hysterectomy but because of my heavy periods, large clots during my period, bad cramps and severe anemia I really don't have an option even though I am scared to death to have the surgery due to my history of blood clots in my left leg. So today I will schedule my surgery for next week, a few days after my 47 birthday. I really hope and pray the surgery is a success because have been dealing with this for 24 years.

Published: March 25

I had a lot of stomach pain and lower back. Very anemic. Looked up one of the leading doctors in the south and made an appointment. Had the MRI and he said I have 4 fibroids said go home and watch and wait. I am not on Medicare or Medicaid only insurance. I don't think they want to deal with insurance companies. Still living with pain.

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Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

What are your symptoms of uterine fibroid?

Uterine Fibroids - Describe Your Experience

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