34 years old with a 6cm fibroid

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Hello all, new to this forum. Just looking for some professional medical advice and to hear from anyone who has been through this. 

I was diagnosed with a small 1.5cm fibroid in 2013 and was told to watch it but kinda forgot about it until there was pain and I got a pelvic ultrasound. They confirmed the fibroid is 6cm (is this considered large), and that I need to see a specialist and that I will likely need surgery. Of course my mind is racing and I am fast Googleing the time away until my appointment (whenever the specialists gets back to me) which will be another formal pelvic Ultra Sound and then I see OBGYN to schedule surgery. I am totally freaked out this might be uterus or ovarian cancer. I am also not excited to go under for surgery and play around with my uterus, as I would love to have kids one day and I fear this might inhibit that. I also have no idea what to anticipate this costing, since my insurance at work was so bad and I am in between providers right now of course. 

So does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom on what I should expect or look out for?

This is what the paperwork says: Pedunculated posterior uterine mass presents with US positive for R adnexal region mass.

Ugh. Please help.  

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    I completely understand what you are going through.  When I first found out I had fibroids I was terrified.  I was approaching 30 and I had no clue what was going on with my body.  My fibroids started off small, but grew to about 12-14 cm in about 1-2 years.  So, it may continue to grow. 

    I decided to have the abdominal myomectomy to remove all present fibroids.  3- 4years later, I have fibroids present again.  They are not as large, but I am looking to have them removed.  I have not yet had children, but hope to in the future.  I am reviewing my options.

    I would definitely do some research to find a well skilled and knowledgeable OB/GYN that has much experience with patients dealing with fibroids.  You may have alternative options other than surgery.  There are different types of procedures the OB/GYN may discuss with you regarding your treatment with fibroids. 

    The physician may suggest a MRI for a more detailed evaluation for treatment for fibroid(s). 

    Take your time and make the best decision for YOU.  Choose the physician you feel comfortable with. Make sure that he/she discusses all of your options with your best interests in mind.  Don't feel pressured.  Move forward with a treatment plan that you are comfortable with when you are ready. 

    Wishing you all the best!!! smile

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    Hi Jen, 

    I am exactly the same position. 6 cm Intramuscular fibroid fibroid. The worst is contradictory opinions from doctors. 1 says go for Laparoscopy other says open surgery. It scares me. Are you considering any of these options? Please keep posted of whats on. I have an appointment scheduled again for tomorrow will let you know what transpires. 

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