Fibroid treatment and different types of fibroids

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I've known now for two years that I've had fibroids (quite a few of them).They were diognosed when I had an ovarian cyst removed. All felt ok but over the last couple of months I've had stomach pains, generally a week before my period, during my period and around 2 weeks after. The feeling of fullness, bloating and needing to per more has got worse also. Had another scan at hospital and the ruddy things have grown-from this I had a letter from the hospital detailing what fibroids I have, these include; anterior wall fibroid measuring 9.4cm, a pedunculated fibroid measuring 7 cm, an intramural fibroid and a sub- serosal fibroid. I've got a follow up appointment the begining of October to discuss treatment options. I'm hoping they take them out. I also had to have a smear test, which was awful. I'm sure she mentioned something about polyps as well but I haven't had a clear diognosed of these yet. Just looking at advice on treatment options and how people cope when they have these ruddy things.

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    Hi I've got them big ones and one have attached to my right kidney so it is deflating it they put me on prostap injection has I'm going to have a hysterectomy because off fibroids so it's like going through the menopause I'm having my second injection this month been ok so far did have a bad bleed but it's normal they said xx

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    Hi 

    There are a few options other than Hysterctomy. 

    UFE where they shrink it ( mine w ent from 11cm to 7.5.

    There is also Myomectomy which removes the fibroid only.

    Steer clear of hormone injections they give you an extreme dose of the Menopause ( gyn have them to me hoping it would change my mind and I would have a Hysterectomy) no such luck for him as I was having hot flushes every 10 Mins including during the night and getting no sleep.

    Luckily I was out of work at the time. If i. Had a job I would have lost it. So I would not recommend hormone injections. 

    Steer clear of Endometrial Ablation also as that can make the Fibroid symptoms worse.

    My advice Myomectomy or UFE is the way to go. I have never regretted it.

    Good luck 

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    yes same here i have 4 fibroids the biggest is 5cm i discussed with the doctor yesterday to remove i wanted the UFE but she said is too risky cos i still want more children that it ould affect the baby so i settled for myomectomy ALTHOUGH i hate scars but is better than have this useless things in the uterus
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    Hello,

    I have about 7 (or at least that's what's showing up on the MRI so far) with the largest being 12 com. Most of mine are intramural and subserosal and my options were:

    Lupron: shrinks fibroids (2 years) but puts you in menopause then hopefully do surgery

    Myomectomy- but my OB wasn't confident that he would put my uterus back together and told me that I had an 85% chance that I'd end up with a hysterectomy. 

    No thank you.

    I opted for a second and third opinion and so I am going to see another doctor in my network and I'm waiting on approval to see a fibroid specialist in La Jolla, CA. I'm hoping for the specialist because he specializes in abdominal/open myomectomies.

    My advice, get more than one opinion, do your research, and ask lot's of questions.

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