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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
I'm 27 years old and last year I found out I had a uterine fibroid, by ultrasound, nothing huge, it was around 1 cm big. Since then, it certainly feels like its grown, or more have appeared.
I have incredibly heavy periods, I don't even want to leave the house during them. I use a menstrual cup and a very thick/large pad, and I still soak through my clothes frequently. I have to empty the menstrual cup which holds 12ml, almost every hour, every 2 hours at most during my heavy days. The clots that come out are often the size of my hand. My periods last up to 2 weeks, usually at least 10 days.
During the summer, I developed anaemia, my hemoglobin levels dropped really low, to 8 milligrams per deciliter, which my doctor said could warrant a blood transfusion, but I decided to try a high dose of iron tablets first and after a month or so started to feel slightly more normal.
I have the usual bloated/pressure feeling in my lower stomach, and feel like I have to urinate quite often.
Lately, I've been having lots of bleeding in between my periods too, lots of clots in them. I feel like I'm bleeding more often than not at this stage. It makes me not want to leave the house when I know I could just soak through my clothes at a moments notice when out in public.
I'm on the Evra patch also, which hasn't really helped with any symptoms. I'm planning to go see my doctor soon, she's been on maternity leave for well over a year now so it's been a long time since I've had any sort of help with this.
Any advice on what to expect or any options I may have to help would be so much appreciated.
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