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Hi, I'm 26 years old and currently have no children, I noticed that the lower part of my stomach, closer to my bikini line was rock hard at the end of June, however I just put this down to a period at the time. However, as the months have gone on, i've noticed a large lump appearing, especially when I lay down. I feel stretched, full all of the time, severe back pain, and severe pain when on my period. When I stand I look 20+ weeks pregnant and felt so tired. I had a doctors appointment, where they thought for 2 weeks I was pregnant, after me explaining that there was no way I could be, I was finally referred for an ultra sound at the end of October 2017. This was when I finally got answers. Following the Ultra sound, they located a 15cm fibroid growing on the edge of my womb. she was unable to locate my ovaries and bladder so was close to having an internal, however because of the size of my fibroid, it had pushed all of my organs around, which meant my ovaries were up under my boobs, and my bladder was around the side of the body, which is when I was referred to the Gyno.
A month later, I finally got to meet the Gyno, who explained a number of options, however only one was available for me because of the size of my fibroid. She explained that I could take medication to shrink it, however this would only shrink it by a few cms, meaning I would still have the lump and same symptoms, there was another option of travelling to London to have needles put into my groin area to cut the blood circulation off from my fibroid and hope that it bled out and removed this however the size meant this option wasn't available. Key hole was off the list, which left me with the open Myomectomy procedure (incision on the bikini line). I have been told that my surgery will be in 2 months time (February) and I am now panicking. My Gyno told me that I would need to sign a consent form before my surgery, so that if there has been any damage and they need to do a hysterectomy then they can without waking me from surgery and putting me back under. I am only 26 with no children so really don't want this to be done and they have said if I fall pregnant after this procedure, I will not be able to give birth naturally. Has anyone gone under for the standard myomectomy, and come back around having to have a hysterectomy?
I just want some advice on the operation, as I am panicking.
How long is recovery, how long are you in hospital for, does your stomach go back to normal size along with your weight (I have put on nearly half a stone since the fibroid). I am over the moon that this isn't an unknown thing and that many people have gone through what I am about to, however it is still pretty scary so just wanted some of your experiences, good or bad that can prepare me and anything that I need to buy/get before surgery for my recovery
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