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I have known about my fibroids for the last 18 months although I knew something wasn't right before my scan for a while. Having suffered from Melonghhoria all my period life i was used to severely heavy periods but in the last 5 years they have been horrendous. Some days I don't want to leave the house for fear that I will have a random flood, I take clothes to work and sometimes have to make an excuse and leave clients quickly which is so embarrassing. I have become quite anaemic in the last 6 months with it and my hair has thinned massively!
I'm not that confident in my gynaecologist, he talked me through options 12 months ago as if i knew what they all were and was very blasé! Since then he tried to fit a coil which he couldn't as my uterus is now so tilted he couldn't manage it and I don't think it would help much at all.
My fibroids are large with 1 being 9.5 x 10 x 7 another 8.7 x 9 x 7 another inbetween those two at 5 x 6 and then various smaller ones knocking around. That was December so who knows now as they have grown quickly! I am 5ft 3 and a size 8-10 which doesn't leave much room to hide the two weeks around ovulation that my stomach protrudes to look 4/5 months pregnant which leaves me so depressed and stuck for clothes. Besides the vanity aspect, the constant hard lump and severe pressure and heavy feeling is unbearable. I have been referred for UFE in January which I've now heard nothing about due to the pandemic. I was avoiding a hysterectomy because of my age although I do have two children and don't plan on more it seems very final. I'm now thinking UFE isn't right for my fibroids and will be a waste on many more months and not get the results I am desperate for. I don't know anyone with the same condition so am looking for advice. I have reached a point where it gets me so down feeling like I'm carrying the weight of a pregnancy every single day and I just want it done. I would consider a myoectomy now even thoigh I know they can grow back. i am a real exercise freak so don't like the idea but Having previously had two c-sections I like to hope I'd manage. Any advice, greatly appreciated. I realise this probably seems unimportant next to Covid-19!
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