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I was recently diagnosed with some very large uterine fibroids (largest one is 13 cm). The gyneacologist basically gave me the option to get a hysterectomy next month, or try a course of esmya first to try and reduce the size of the fibroids. The downside of the latter option is that I would have to wait for at least 4 months before I can get an operation, plus the fact that the gynoeacologist couldn't give me any indication if and by how much the fibroids would shrink.
Part of me wants to get things over with as soon as possible which would mean skipping the treatment, but given the size of the fibroids this would mean a open hysterectomy with a large vertical insicion all the way up to the bottom of my sternum and I am rather anxious about the recovery time and possible complications of such a large operation.
On the other hand, I have no idea what to expect of the treatment with esmya. If after 4 months I still would need an open hysterectomy I might as well get the operation now and avoid another 4 months of misery. I have read some positive reports on esmya, but most of them were about fibroids of considerably smaller size. So I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with using esmya to reduce very large fibroids.
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