Fibroids anyone?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NigerianHair:  I have one which they found at my 5 month ultrasound when I was pregnant with my daughter. It’s currently 2 x 2cm and does give me issues such as heartburn, cramps, feeling of fullness, and weird pain sometimes. The physician said not to worry as it is small however, my mom has three that are so large that the doctor has equated to her being 6 months pregnant!! Her only option is a complete hysterectomy which she couldn’t do because the fibroids gave her major anemia where she was getting iron shots for a period of time. She has had SO many problems with them that at this point, even with my “small” fibroids, I would rather have mine removed than take the risk of it growing to that extent. 

I will be making an appointment next week with my physician to try and get a referral, so please keep me in the loop about how your appointment goes! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NigerianHair:  from my understanding it is because they are so huge 🙁 She’s already had some removed when she had a c-section with me, and a couple removed from her cervix more recently too, poor woman. They’re not fun. Apparently it’s very rare for them to grow that big. She’s already past menopause and they told her that due to the declining hormone levels, they shouldn’t grow any more. But they still are. Ugh.

Post # 7
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Newbee

Hi girls… I had 3 large lemon sized fibroids for many years and as a result had a hard time getting pregnant. I did accupuncture which reduced their size allowing me to try for a healthy baby. I ended up being blessed with a pregnancy thanks to medical assistance, and during my pregnancy (identical twins!!) the fibroids grew to the size of cantaloupes…yup thats right! It was as if I was carrying 5 babies through my entire pregnancy and it was beyond painful.

 

After the birth of my boys (Mandatory c-section based on the position of the fibroids), I was told that they would not allow me to get pregnant again because of the extreme risk. The fibroids did not get smaller and the doctors explained that a hyseterectomy was my only choice at that point. Tried accupuncture and other natural remedies… but at that point nothing helped. I was severely anemic and in pain most often.

 

I had the surgery 3 years ago and feel so much better. It saddens me that I can no longer think about more children. but know that it was the only option for my own health.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

OP, don’t be too scared. There are surgeries other than hysterectomy to remove very large fibroids. My BFF had to have one of these, basically it was like a c-section insofar as they cut open her uterus, removed the fibroids, and stitched her back up. When she fell pregnant a couple of years later, the doctors simply told her that she would have to deliver via C-section. No vaginal delivery. Her two babies are perfectly healthy and she swears up and down that getting the surgery was the best thing she ever did – her periods used to CRIPPLE her.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I had a huge fibroid and 2 other lemon and grapefruit sized ones. I had a robotic laproscopic myomectomy a few years ago and the pain is sooo much less. I would get horrid debiltating pain and now just slightly uncomfortable (I think I may be getting some more). The surgery was minimally invasive but it was still a good 4 weeks recovery time. It was very hard the first 2 weeks, just as a heads up if you are planning on the surgery. I am still able to conceive, it will just be mandatory c-section for me. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

NigerianHair:  keep us posted about your progress! Hopefully it will work for you

Post # 15
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Worker bee

 

NigerianHair:  I’m really not sure. I got the DaVinci robot, and sometimes morcellation is used and sometimes not. I think the main thing is to trust your doctor and if your fibroids are causing regular pain and enough discomfort to interrupt your life, the risk is worth it.

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