Confirmed 2 fibroids. Getting worried. 38 and no kids yet

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I have had abnormal bleeding all through 2017 with only 2 breaks throughout this time. I had just had the implant contraceptive put into my arm Dec 2016 so thought it was because of this. 

November 2017 it was concluded I have 2 subserosal flbroids - one 6.9cm and one 2cm. I have a gyno appointment to discuss options in 2 weeks but am now in constant panic. 

I am so bloated and uncomfortable. And I am very scared of having problems with having kids. 

I have to wear my baggiest clothes for comfort. I am emotional and irate. 

Anyone with any similar stories,symptoms etc? How did yours go and did you have a myomectomy?

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    ive had abnormal bleeding for 1 week before my period, not diagnosed yet but app tomorrow. I feel like its fibroids but I don't know yet

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    Last year I had 5 fibroids removed via open myomectomy. I suffered abnormal bleeding for months and months before I was diagnosed and became anemic. Due to my age it took them ages before they even considered fibroids. 

    I too haven’t had children. But I became so unwell, I ended up losing too much weight. I just kept thinking to myself that if I don’t have them removed then i will never get better or return to my normal life. My consultants haven’t ever said it’s unlikely I will be able to have children in the future.

    My operation was very successful. I made a quick recovery and was back to work within 8 weeks. 

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      Thank you Ki. I am the opposite - gaining weight and look pregnant, it is a bit embarrassing. Wearing all my loosest clothing now. 

      Think I need to hold fast for the gyno. 

      Were you getting any pains? 

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    If I were you I would remove the implant from my arm. Stay away from all processed foods, no caffeine, no chocolate, no dairy, no seafood.  Ony eat organic chicken and fish sparingly.  I had fibroids and one of them was 10cm,  I had 4 in total now I have none.  I shrunk them all.  but I had to make a lifestyle change.   I talk a little about it on my blog.

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    Hi Kate,

    I know exactly how you feel, I have a large 15cm fibroid which has literally run my life for the last 8 months. I am always bloated after a small meal, and so uncomfortable. I am normally a size 10  and I am now having to wear maternity clothing, and baggy things just to be comfortable which makes me feel like crap and so down. I cant wear nothing pretty because it'll have my bump on show and because its not a baby bump, I feel so ashamed for anyone being able to see it. Im only 26 so I should be going out and living life, but instead I would much rather be in comfortable baggy pjs and stay at home away from people who haven't a clue whats going on.

    I have my myomectomy in February and it cant come soon enough!!

    You aren't alone, and im so glad I found this forum because I don't know if I could get through it without everyone elses stories and knowing im not alone!

    Hope you get it all sorted smile

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      Thank you so much Jazmin. That is exactly what I am doing and feeling. So surprised that women as young as you are getting these; thought they were 35 yrs+. 

      Best wishes for February. Wishing you a speedy recovery! 

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    I didn’t have any pains, I only felt slight pulling if I overstretched my stomach. My biggest problem was the heavy bleeding. I too was 26 when I had my open myomectomy and it does completely change your life... I now feel normal again 🙂

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