I am suffering from a submucosal fibroid...please advise

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I have a submucosal fibroid 3.6cm causing heavy bleeding clots and back pain.i hv been off from work.i am anemic.taking iron tabs.my doc has suggested ESMYA for 3 months 1 mth break and 3 mth again or surgery.hysteroscopic resection or myomectomy.since I am 33 and want to hv babies.pls advise is taking ESMYA better or surgery ..i do not want incision too cant make up my mind.. thanks

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    Hi I too had a few same sized fibroids about an year ago causing extremely heavy bleeding and humongous clots. I straightaway opted for surgery as I thought medicines will have their own side effects/may not work etc. Due to the size of the fibroids, it was a hysteroscopic myomectomy, i.e the surgery was done via vaginal opening and no incision was required. I also had laparoscopic investigations done while myomectomy was carried out, and as a result had a couple of 2 or three tiny incisions made which healed in a couple of days at the most. 

    Dont be scared of the surgery, they require at the most a day's admission and mostly heal beautifully. My lap scars are practically invisible now. My periods are still on the heavier side but much more manageable. 

    Hope this helps.

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      Hi dear..thank you So much for your reply. Makes me feel so much better....i think by opting for a surgery right away you did a great thing...by saving yourself of all the suffering .I was sitting on the fence for quite sometime now. But have decided best to do something about the problem...❤
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    Hello, your fibroid is small and you can have a hysteroscopy without shrinking. The medication for shrinking have side effects and can affect fertility. I will message you on private a bit of info about my situation. Please check 
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      Thanks Camelia for the reply...yeah situations like these always confuse us women ..hence in thought I see advice from ladies who have experienced something similar when it comes to fibroids.. cheers
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    Hey Positivegurl!

    I've got several fibroids about 8 or 9 but there could be more. I've tried Esyma and I really didn't like the side effects. If you do decide to take it, your periods will stop for the length of time that you take the medication for. I suffered from severe constipation and nausea I was also in a bit of pain and discomfort. My gynaecologist said that this can happen when the fibroids are shrinking. I just felt awful for three months. My fibroids shrunk a litte but they grew back again to the previous size. I think the largest one which is now bigger than a large grapefruit grew back a little bigger. The medication was offered to me again however I refused and opted for myomectomy in a few weeks. I'm really freaking out about surgery trust me! However like you I'm in my early 30s and I really want to have kids within the next year or two.  I was advised to either go for the surgery  now in order to preserve fertility, or try to conceive and see how it goes. However I don't want to take the chance plus I'm not ready to start just yet smile

    I avoided surgery for years, however I decided that I don't want to decrease my chances of conceiving or reduce my chances of carrying a pregnancy full term. If surgery is offered to you as a treatment option I say go for it. Esyma won't cure your fibroid and it may not even reduce your symptoms much. 

    Hope it all goes well for you whichever option you go for smile x

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      Thank you for your input!!I have consulted my doctor two days ago and am awaiting the results for my pelvis ultrasound..my doctor did mention she will decide after she has my test results..and since I am anemic it would be better to start taking meds to shrink my fibroids first.. So that ups my haemoglobin and later if a surgery is required we can do it..cos she feels surgery has its own complications too...i might go in for a second opinion though ...i hope I am able to make the best decision...
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