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I have a large fibroid that is now 11cm thanks to my wonky perimenopause hormones. I'm 46. I've had it for a while and wish when it was smaller I hadn't listened to my doctor's watch and wait advice and had tried to get it removed vaginally.
Anyway now it's really starting to cause me pain, not just during periods but also back pain in the middle of the night. I tried ulipristal last year and it did shrink it about 2cm but then it grew back. Also I already have very low progesterone so it gave me horrible side effects, anxiety and hair loss. I have no idea how close I am to menopause, my OBGYN says could even be a few more years and I'm worried about the fibroid continuing to grow. I am trying Chinese herbs as a last ditch effort.
But here's my QUESTION : Wondering if anyone with large fibroids has tried UFE vs. myomectomy and can weigh in on pros and cons, advice? I know UFE may not work as well for a larger fibroid and you could still have quite a mass, while surgery has its own risks and a longer recovery. I'm single so have no live-in support. I did find a surgeon who said she would do her best to save everything after visiting a ton of ahole doctors that essentially think women and their organs are disposable if they can't produce children. Wish we could reverse menopause or men went through it the same age, same way!
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