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I recently had an MRI and it showed one fibroid with a size of 8cm. Last month, I went to the ER bc for the first time ever, before my cycle was due, I had the worst labor type of cramping along with body aches and a low grade fever. A scan in the ER stated that my fibroid was about 10cm. I was told that symptoms I had experienced was degeneration of the fibroid probably due to its growth. I just had a menstrual cycle that was normal (no clots, no abnormal heavy bleeding, no cramping) for the first time in over a year.
Due to my lining being somewhat thick, I'm scheduled to have an endometrial biopsy next week to make all is well before doing the UFE. I am scheduled to have the UFE procedure next month. I'll be sedated for both procedures. I've been told about the pain which scares me bc I've never taken narcotics. I actually refused medication when giving birth to my three children.
What also scares me is the requirement to lay on my back for several hours. I suffer from anxiety and do not do well when being told I must be still for any lengthy period of time. Will I be able to move my arms, hands, and legs? Is it just a matter of laying on one's back while being free to move your limbs or is it akin to being in an MRI machine where you have to lay completely still? Can you twist your body at all? This really bothers me and I'm hoping they would be able to give me enough meds to knock me out during this time bc I have extreme anxiety just thinking about it
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