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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-05 08:04 PM
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Uterine fibroids
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Anyone have them? What problems have they caused you? How did you deal with them?

I've have them for more than five years. I was just dealing with it best I could. I had to take hormones a couple of times to stop the bleeding and have been anemic a couple of times as well. Stress seemed to really be an influencing factor for me and the more I was under, the worse the bleeding and unfortunately even more stress it caused.

Well, things took a big turn for the worse. I had been under a lot of job and life stress for about six or seven months. In April, during my annual physical, the doctor noticed my abdomen was really large. It turns out that I have multiple fibroids and my uterus is enlarged to the size of a five-month pregnancy. (And, no, hardly any of my clothes fit right now.) Just one of the fibroids is the size of a normal uterus.

My local gyn recommended a hysterectomy, and at 42, I'm not interested in having kids. But, she said she would have to do a horizontal cut on the abdomen because it's so enlarged. I have an appointment tomorrow at the University of Chicago, where I'm hoping they can do something less radical.

Anyone have anything they can share?
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