Diagnosed with Fibroids.....

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I have been suffering with very heavy periods now for over a year, I am really struggling with they pain, heavy bleeding and generally feel awful at that time of the month.

I am 37 and already have my family, my GP sent me for an ultrasound last week and the results have came back today and I have fibroids.  GP says not to worry and I have to make a routine appointment for a chat to discuss.

I just wondered what the next steps will be?  Thanks in advance for any help.

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    The NHS has excellent guidance documents online which gives the reader a good understanding of fibroids and the treatments available. Read them and then go to your doctor. It is better to be informed from the beginning than fluffing around afterwards when your GP tries to bluff you off. It's your body and heavy periods etc are not an experience any woman would want to experience.

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    Good for you you alraedy have kids🙄. Which i would of did😕 anyways. I think you should Google it before talking to your doctor. Since you have kids they are going to try and shove down your throat to get a hysterectomy😒 That's what my gynologist suggested. Even though i never had kids and i wanted them. So i asked to speak to a surgeon who specializes in fibriods. I knew i had other options because i did my research before going to the gynecologist. Just google what are fibriods, how to remove fibriods. Go to YouTube the best thing you could do since you can look at videos on procedures. Aslo people make videos on before and after surgeries. Google and YouTube is your bestfriend😉. You know how doctors leave things out don't give you all the info. Just do your research first. I have an appointment next Tuesday to get rid of these monsters😈. Good luck🙄🙏🏾.

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    This is an estimated that 8 to 33% women develop fibroids during their child bearing years. Obese women, Pre menopausal women and women of African-American origin are at the high risk for fibroids. Don’t worry — Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), an advanced non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids. No hospital stay is required, and patients can go home right after the procedure.
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    I am in the same position with the pain and bleeding. I have been prescribed mefenamic acid which really help with the cramps and bleeding. It does have a billion things which you have to watch out for as side effects and reasons not to take it but it is helping me. Might be worth asking about it? It at least allows you to safely leave the house for an hour or so and get some sleep while you sort out the way to reduce them or remove the fibroids. I hope you get it sorted quickly.
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    Dear 2littleboys,

    I too was just diagnosed with a submucous fibroid in my uterus. I have been bleeding for over a month. I had a transvaginal ultra sound and they confirmed it. I have been dealing with low iron due to such bleeding for so long. I also have been experiencing some cramping, lower back pain and some lower stomach swelling. Since there is a history of fibroids in my family my Dr is removing mine, also I cannot continue to bleed like this. 

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