FIBROIDS GROW a week before monthly period

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Hi there... I'm looking for some help please. I am 50 and 16 months ago ended up at hospital being told I had 3 fibroids. Largest was around 7cm. I went on a strict diet and in September I was told they had shrunk by 40%. I was delighted and the consultant put it down to be starting the menopause.... I was having sweats and my periods were playing up. He told me I was dismissed as they would now continue to shrink.

However last month I felt this huge mass in my uterus I ended up in a&he where I was told that due to the rise in hormone levels just before a period, this would probably be contributing to the mass in my tummy and after the period, things should settle down. They did.

Today I am here, not being able to sleep, the mass is even bigger and I feel like I am in late stages of pregnancy.... a feeling of being full etc.

My questiion is to all those lovely ladies out there... Have any of you noticed an increase in size just before your period.

Please if any of you get the time to reply, I'd be so very grateful....

jane x


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    Hi Jane, I have multiple fibroids and had the UFE procedure in July 2016, however prior to my monthly I have inflammation within the uterus which might seems like 'growth' but I take anti-inflammatory tablets and pain killers. My uterus remains enlarged (looks 20 weeks pregnant) until after the monthly has ended and this has not changed prior to or after the UFE so far.

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      Hi there... thank you so much for answering my post. I have literally just got back from the docs. He said that what I am feeling is the thickening of the lining. He said they are still the same size as they were in September ...10weeks size.... but because my period should be due this week, it's e uterus making them feel bigger. Going to keep on with the anti inflammatory and also taking turmeric on a daily basis and Angus castus too.  My diet consists of no red meat, lots of fish, loads of fruit and veg... no processed food.

      Feeling a little better since I've seen the doc....

      Thanks again x

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      Hi Jane. Could you please tell me how you take the turmeric? In cooking or tablet form. I've stopped using soya products and phyto oestrogens as I believe they were feeding my fibroids! 

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    Hi Jane, sorry to hear of your discomfort. I have not experienced this but it's not to say it's not possible of course. Everyone is different. I notice things can play up a bit at ovulation time myself.   Good luck. I hope they settle down.  There are tablets named Eysma - ulipristal acetate that help reduce them too if you end up needing some treatment. Your natural approach with diet sounds good. 

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    I'm a 45 y/o woman from NYC and I EXACTLY what you're talking about. The closer it gets to my period, the more full, bloated and uncomfortable it gets. I don't even like lying on my stomach or letting my cats lie on my stomach when I'm in bed. In the warmer Summer months it's hard to road bike, as being folded at the waste starts to become unbearable.

    I've had 2 other procedures for fibroids done since 2007. First open myomectomy and then an emergency D&C after 13 days of out of control bleeding. I'm looking at a 3rd procedure to deal with that fullness and I'm seriously considering laproscopic hysterectomy because I'm just tired of how it's affected my life throughout the years

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