5-6cm possible fibroid?

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Hi All, I'm new to this forum but just wanted to see if any of you could give any advise; I'm 27 and at the beginning of November I had a laparoscopy and something else can't remember the name my consultant removed endometriosis and mentioned that I have a 5-6cm lump attached to my right ovary which he believes is a fibroid, (biopsy has came back ok)am waiting for date of next op to have removed which he is hoping to be able to remove via a laparoscopic myomectomy. I am so scared of the procedure as it took me 4 weeks to recover from the last... Has any one had the same or going through the same? Is 5-6cm large and it feels like it's grumbling could this be a sign of growth? I find myself scrolling through these sites trying to find out more. Sorry for all the questions! Thank you all

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    A Laparoscopic myomectomy is less evasive than an open myomectomy and recovery is usually 2 weeks, offered to those with small fibroids. Try not to worry, instead look forward to being fibroid free and a better quality of life. Do not be afraid of the surgery, its a routine surgery. Its best to get rid of your fibroids now instead of waiting until they are much larger and causing more problems. Eat heathy, exercise as best as possible and meditate or pray before the surgery and during your recovery. I had wanted the Laparoscopic myomectomy but unfortunately I had multiple fibroids so was giving an open myomectomy which is more invasive and has a 6 week recovery, all went well and my quality of life is brilliant.  All the best.
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      Thank you so much for the reply! He kind of told me what the surgery is and how but I was still pretty knocked out from the anathestic and morphine, he mentioned will try to do it through laparoscope but if too large may need to be open I think it's the unknown. I spose it's just a waiting game now but even to sneeze and sometimes to even pass urine it's unbearable and making me miserable, feeling bloated pained and constantly hormonal! Thanks again 🙂

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    Hi Ashleigh,

    I haven't yet had my operation, but I have a myomectomy booked in, in February, so I cant comment on that yet, but I currently have a 15cm fibroid which is now protruding through my stomach and my uterus is measuring the same as a 32 week pregnancy which isn't pretty. Im only 26, so its scary! My fibroid grew 10cms in just over a month, but apart from the obvious (my lump in my stomach getting bigger) I didn't have any obvious signs that it was growing before my lump appeared such as the grumbling you have mentioned. However, everyone is different, and have different symptoms. Have you got another ultrasound scan or anything coming up that can re-measure your fibroid?

    I have only been on this forum for a few months and it helps so much hearing everyone's stories, and you can ask as many questions as you like and you will no doubt get your answer from someone who has had the same experience as you smile

    I hope your op goes okay and recovery is speedy smile

     

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      Thanks for the reply! Thank you and to you too!! I know mine is only small but the way it effects my life currently is huge!! He didn't mention getting remeasured but his secretary did say yesterday she was going to chase it up for me i really hope not too much longer. How long have you had yours for and what symptoms do you get 26/27 Just seems so young to have these things growing have you any children and did your dr/guenocologist give any advise after it's removed? Sorry for all the questions 😊 I really hope all goes ok please keep me posted.

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      Hello, Yeah I would definitely get it chased up..  erm I only noticed my lump at the end of June 2017, and then by mid-July it was huge. So I’ve had mine for about 7 months, but it literally grew so much in a few months it was scary. 

      Erm symptom wise, my back sometimes gives way, so my legs will collapse from me, I sometimes get like sharp shooting pains in my stomach. If I eat a small meal, I feel really full quickly, I’m uncomfortable and tired a lot and if I’m on my period, the pains are 100x more painful. I also have infrequent toilet trips, sometimes I can go fine, others it doesn’t pass so I’m on the toilet a while trying to wee. I’m not in pain every day, some days I wouldn’t know I had a fibroid if I didn’t have this huge lump so you get good and bad days. 

      I haven’t had any children, and I’ve always said I don’t want them, but obviously I don’t want the choice to be taken away from me just incase I change my mind in a few years.. but they’ve said they are going to do everything possible to avoid a hysterectomy because of my age so fingers crossed. They’ve just said that I may not be able to give birth naturally if I ever fall pregnant afterwards but they said I shouldn’t have any problems falling pregnant if the op goes okay. 

      And thank you. I just want it to be over and done with now! X 

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