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I found out i have a very large uterine fibroid one year ago when i delivered my baby via c section. Since that time I have experienced lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, leg pain and heavy menstrual periods. My stomach is also large and it looks like my uterus never went down or only slightly decreased from having my baby a year ago (although i do feel i have a large diastasis recti).. I also have some bladder pain when my bladder is full or when i am emptying my bladder. My question is, could these all be symptoms of the fibroid. I am worried it may be something more (cancer) and i am trying not to panic. Could my fibroid have decreased in size or will it continue to grow? I have scheduled an appointment with my gyno... but i could not get in for a couple of weeks. Any answers are very appreciated!

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    I have been down the fibroid road a few times. And from all your symptoms you stated, sounds like they have grown larger.

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      okay thank you for your reply... i do feel like the symptoms are getting worse. i could manage the abdominal discomfort, however, the extreme anxiety worrying that something is very wrong is almost debilitating. I hope that removal is an option.

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    Your fibroid could be pressing down on your bladder. This can happen with having larger fibroids. It depends on size and location as to what organs can be affected by them.

    Fibroids are benign tumours and rarely ever cancer. I thought well if there is any thing good to come out of having this horrible disease it would be knowing that they're benign. The symptoms we experience are far from benign though. I personally believe the only way to know for sure if the tumours are benign or cancerous is to have the fibroid extracted, and then send it to the lab for testing.

    I wish you the best on your journey to better health soon.

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