Hysterectomy, Uterine Fibroids

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Please help! Need your advice. Im worried about the GP advice about removing my 2 anterior wall uterine fibroids which is 27mm and 18 mm. The largest fibroid appears to indent the endometrial cavity. The procedure she suggested was Hysterectomy. I have searched about this, once you have undergone this procedure you can no longer have a baby. What to do. I still need to have a baby. And she prescribed Zoladex 3.6mg to be implanted a month prior to my surgery.

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    Is there any other options aside from not damaging my womb? 😔😢
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      Hi again, any preventative health measure's you can take always help. Dairy and sugar and other unhealthy health habits contribute to the growth of the fibroids. Just because someone is a health professional doesn't mean that they have all the answers. Please do read about the apple cider. It really is a natural healer. Meanwhile a second opinion is really what you need. Hope it helps smile

      Elana

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    Hi jbrd3, could you find out why your doctor wants you to do that surgery . There are different types of surgery to remove fibroids
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      She have told me thats the only way to remove it and also she said it may have side effects like scarring. I have asked the gp will that affect me from having a baby many times that I sounded funny of asking her. She just said thats the only way. Hope she knows why Im there looking for most solution with their help to relieve me from heavy bleeding and period pain at the same time to help ne concieve. Im not unto menopausal yet. Im only 37 y/o and wanting a baby
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    You can also seek for a second opinion with other doctors . I had mine removed last week and there was 4 in total and the largest was 10cm and this was done with key hole
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    It may be that your local hospital only offers hysterectomy. This happened with me, and I had to research other options myself and ask to be referred to a different hospital. Don't agree to something you are not happy with, especially when it affects something as life-changing as being unable to have children.
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    Hi, I have combatted my fibroids with organic apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molassis. You have other options, like the keyhole or an embolism treatment where they insert silcone pellets into your uterus. It may not sound attractive but it beats the total hysterectomy. I have suffered with fibroids and anemia my whole life. If I had known about the vinegar I would have done it long before. It has side benefits and is very healthy. you have to know how to take it though. Trust me it wont hurt only help and while your trying to figure out what to do, you could be shrinking those fibroids naturallysmile Who knows, it just might work. Why wouldn't doctors offer that alternative? 4.99 vs 2,000.++ Wish you all the best!
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    Tell your gp to refer you to a specialist consultant most gp do not know anything about fibroids agree to remove it but get referred first most consultant offer alternative ways for removal and will look at what is best for you. While you are doing that try to eat healthy and also reduce your weight calculating your BMI I believe that has a lot to do with fibroids . Wish you all the best
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    I had a myomectomy to remove fibroids, but the surgeon could only remove a few as the others were so embedded into the uterus they were not possible to get out. mine r much larger then yours and also in the anterior wall, my option now is a hysterectomy , also trying to shrink naturally. A hysterectomy will remove the womb so it will not be possible to have baby. Have you been trying to get pregnant. Another option is egg frezzing and surrogate (another women will carry the baby, but it will be your egg).

    If you go ahead with hysterectomy - ask what they will leave behind - ovary,cervix, this is known as a partial hysterectomy.

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    A hysterectomy is a serious decision for someone your age who doesn't yet have children. Please, please seek a second opinion from a specialist gynaecologist. Your GP will be able to refer you. I am 37 also and just had an open myomectomy, when my surgeon removed 17 fibroids, one of which was very large at 11cm, though none had gone into the cavity. My surgeon said he wouldn't do a hysterectomy because of my age and this was the best option if I want to have children. Everyone is different and you need EXPERT advice on this. I had to have an ultrasound and an MRI scan before the decision was made for me. Also, I was never asked to take Zoladex before my surgery. It's essential you have the facts before you go ahead, and if you want to have children, then a hysterectomy will have to be a last resort. I wish you the best of luck!
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    27 mm and 18 mm are very small fibroids!!!  Leave them alone and do watchful waiting, unless you are having severe symptoms.  50% of women have small fibroids like that and they DO NOT warrant a hysterectomy.

     

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    Are you sure only 27 mm?  That's millimeters,not centimeters...  I can't believe a gyn would recommend a hysterectomy with those small fibroids... get a second opinion!

    Also for heavy bleeding take DIM supplement to help reduce your estrogens.  Good luck!  BTW, I had a 9 cm fibroid and had to do Uterine Artery Embolization to shrink them, and that is a way to save your uterus and ovaries.  It's a week of severe cramping, but you save the lady parts.  Having a baby afterwards is still controversial though as it disrupts some of the blood flow to the uterus and makes the "architecture" of the uterine wall not conducive to pregnancy, altough many women have conceived post UAE (also known as UFE, Uterine Fibroid Emboilization).

     

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