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I have been living with a uterine fibroid for over 2 years and in that time I have had a baby and the fibroid has been scanned and monitored. Over the last few months I had felt it had got bigger and as a result requested another scan. Sure enough it has grown to 15cm by 10cm. I had a follow up appontment with my consultant and he informed me that it is the fastest growing fibroid he has come across. He was very sympathetic and discussed my options. These are 1) embolisation. We discussed the pros and cons and he explained that as I am 37 it may shrink for a while but then may grow back again. Also if unsuccessful it makes a myomectomy harder to be done 2) myomectomy. This option sacres me as apparently it can't be done by keyhole due to it being very large. Big operation and long recovery are the main reasosn I a scared.
I did discuss leaving it alone and the consultant said that is a possibility however he knows of a lady who has dfone that and it has got so large that it is affecting her liver and spleen.
Has anyone else had to make a similar decision and have any advice? I have no symptoms except slightly heavier periods. Confused
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