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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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  -Uterine fibroids prolesunited  Jun-18-05 08:04 PM   #0 
  - a friend had her uterus removed (leaving the ovaries)  genevat   Jun-18-05 10:42 PM   #1 
  - Changed her life?  prolesunited   Jun-19-05 11:02 AM   #2 
     - sorry. yes, for the better.  genevat   Jun-19-05 03:28 PM   #4 
  - Could you be a candidate for endometrial ablation?  Pool Hall Ace   Jun-19-05 11:50 AM   #3 
  - I had mine removed two years ago  flamingyouth   Jul-01-05 06:00 PM   #5 
  - They were able to simply  Delphinus   Jan-12-08 09:07 PM   #18 
     - I had a hysterectomy  MaineDem   Jan-14-08 07:38 AM   #19 
        - Thank you - I started  Delphinus   Jan-14-08 04:36 PM   #20 
  - Question for all that have UF's  Maine-ah   Jul-02-05 07:28 AM   #6 
  - For me, my gyno suspected I had them because I had all the  Pool Hall Ace   Jul-02-05 05:19 PM   #8 
  - Here's a good site for  shimmergal   Jul-02-05 08:39 AM   #7 
  - I learned I had them back in 1994  astral   Jul-29-05 01:22 AM   #9 
  - I'd get a second opinion.  SarahBelle   Sep-06-05 03:40 PM   #10 
  - Sarabelle, removing just the fibroids can work for some women.  astral   Jun-08-06 01:30 AM   #12 
  - The Second of My Two Sisters Just Had a Hysterectomy  Crisco   Jun-06-06 09:23 AM   #11 
  - Resurrecting this thread - I recently found out I have 3 of these and have been  54anickel   Dec-30-07 08:18 PM   #13 
  - You might want to check out hystersisters.com  MaineDem   Dec-31-07 06:20 AM   #14 
     - Thanks! Just spent the past couple hours on that site - very informative. n/t  54anickel   Dec-31-07 11:58 AM   #15 
        - Another interesting site (once you find your way around) I came across that allows  54anickel   Jan-12-08 03:41 PM   #17 
  - I had them when I was 30 years old and stress was a big factor.  RebelOne   Jan-09-08 09:53 AM   #16 
  - I had them.  hippywife   Jan-26-08 03:49 PM   #21 
  - resurrecting  shanti   Jun-03-08 09:32 PM   #22 
 

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