Hysterectomy/fibroids

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Hi ladies can anyone help please lm waiting for a hysterectomy as have fibroids but the pain and heavy bleeding is much better lm 49 and missed 2 periods and last one was light even tho painful still so my question is do l still have a opp or are the fibroids getting smaller due menopause ? l got a hospital app next week x

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    Hi alllie, I can only talk about my situation and I’m having a hysterectomy on Tuesday and can’t wait!! I don’t have fibroids but suffering from very heavy periods and none stop, and so much pain I can’t wait for it all to stop. I know I will have pain etc but I need my life back. I’m 45 and have been bleeding for months and with no reasons other than menopause??? I know I need this operation but see how you are feeling nearer your apt and talk to the doctor and take there advice. I hope you get sorted xxx
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    Hi Allie, you can guarantee that as soon as you cancelled then you would begin bleeding again, as you have got fibroids they will also most probably get larger, though I don't know much about them, I had my op because of cancer so slightly different situation.

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      PS. I can fully understand why you might want to cancel, I wanted to on several occasions but I didn't have a choice as I wouldn't be here now.

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      Hi bless you hun thanks for your post this is what  was l worried about just have them removed lve also got a enlarged womb but not very big but this could get bigger so l see what the doctors will say next week take care and stay well xx
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    Hi, I was able to get measurements to see if they were getting smaller. Unfortunately mine weren’t so that’s why I had the surgery.  If it’s causing that much pain, then surgery will hopefully help out. Stay strong 
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      Hi lm hoping they do that this next week at my hospital app,last time they were measured was in Dec last year so we see where we go from there x
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    Hi Allie.

    My experience was similar about 8 years ago. I had begun with a history of painful periods accompanied with heavy bleeding. As I got older fibroids continued to increase. I had them removed a few times with fibroids returning and increasing. I started menopause with the same thought of fibroids shrinking in size. In short, my physician strongly recommended me having the hysterectomy after I’d decided that I wasn’t having another child. I wasn’t comfortable with having this major surgery and opted out. (8) years later, here I am (2) weeks following my hysterectomy. The last (8) years had created a multitude of other issues, from uterus and fibroids creating pressure on bladder with infections. Lower back pain also developed. I so understand your ambivalence. 

    It’s not an easy decision or surgery. Please reach out with your decision. Stay in touch.smile 

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