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Hello out there! I hope by posting this I can get some feedback that will help me. I am 48 yrs according to the cruel calendar (lol) and have recently been diagnosed as having multiple uterine fibroids. Not uncommon I know. I recently also had my gallbladder removed. I had been experiencing a lot of pain and digestive issues at the same time so off I went to both the GI and the OBGYN. After surgery removing my gallbladder I had a lot of trouble digesting and everything I ate ran right through me. And I was again in pain. They put me on WELCHOL for my stomach and it has managed well but now I have increasing pain still. Off to the OBGYN who says my largest fibroid is "only" 5cm and I "shouldnt" be feeling pain from it! Never mind the others under 5cm. But they prescribed me percs 5 For pain. I am in total discomfort daily and sometimes I can't walk due to pressure, bloating, a "gravity hates me" type pulling pain and sharp pain of the same on my lower back right side just above/on my hip. Sometimes it feels like a contraction. I can "feel" some type of mass (es) in my guys. I can't lay down too long without pain. My OBGYN said to get a stomach test (Gastric Emptying) and then we'd talk about hysterectomy. I did that, the GI confirmed no issue there, and yet my OBGYN now wants to have another (5th in as many months) CT scan!!! Abdominal and Pelvis, PLUS have an EKG and full blood labs......all prior to surgery (which we all know drags weeks out) and in the meantime my pain is increasing, I cannot work and I am losing patience! Is this a "normal" route before hysterectomy? And if 5cm fibroids can't possibly be causing my pain what is?!
Any help sorting this out appreciated
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