Small Fibroid

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Have you had a fibroid?
    Nope! : (13 votes)
    28 %
    Yes, but it went away/shrank on its own. : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, we are "watching and waiting." : (15 votes)
    32 %
    Yes, I had a procedure done (please explain if you are comfortable). : (14 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    When I went for a routine Pap smear last year, the doctor found a very large dermoid in my right ovary. They were worried about rupture and got me in within a couple days for surgery. It was about the size of a grapefruit. I had no symptoms, but it was extremely fast growing and I only felt small twinges every now and then. 

    Post # 4
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    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Had 3 giant fibroids and ended up with a hysterectomy. Am CFBC and in my 40s so this wasn’t a big issue. It’s great not having periods anymore, as the women in my family generally don’t finish menopause until their mid-50s.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    indyJEEP:  This is so weird that I am reading your post today!  Exactly a week ago today I found out that I have a 10cm fibroid in my uterus!  I just got back from the gynecologist and he did a pelvic exam and told me that the fibroid didn’t feel as big as the CAT scan showed.  He asked me about my cycles and how long they were and if I had any spotting in between.  My cycles have bee normal, with bad cramps (I take excedrin for them) and they are usually 6 days long (last 2 days is spotting).  To this day I have not had any spotting in between periods (God willling I don’t).  Last week on Wed I started having pelvic pain and I thought it was just muscle pain.  I had been to the gym the night before and had done some leg work.  I had the pain on an off Wed and Thursday but Friday morning my pain was at a high 10.  My Darling Husband asked me to go to the DR and after had a CAT scan done and that’s how I found I had a fibroid.  I was terrified as the nurse I had talked to was saying that I would have problems getting pregnant or wouldn’t be able to.  To say the least I was devastated.  After today my gynecologist said that I would be able to get preganant but that I more than likely would need C-sections because of the fibroid.  I am going in for a pelvic ultrasound in two weeks.  Depending on how that goes my DR may want me to remove it before I get pregnant or I may be able to get pregnant and still keep the fibroid.  I guess we’ll see how that goes.  Good luck to you! 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  MrsNino.
    Post # 8
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    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    indyJEEP:  Hi!  Yes it was funny timming.  The pain is on an off.  I had only had this type of pain maybe 3 times in the last year.  I married my Darling Husband in Dec 2014 and up until then I had never had this type of pain.  For the past week my pain has been on and off.  It hasn’t been as bad as it was a week ago and I pray that it doesn’t hurt as bad as it did.  I will keep you updated to see what else they say and if I will need to get it removed.  

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    indyJEEP:  I haven’t had issues with fibroids, but my Mother-In-Law has. She never went in for regular checkups regardless of her menstrual patterns until Darling Husband and I kept insisting that she looked 9 months pregnant. Mother-In-Law is a very short and petite woman, so her belly protrusion was very apparent. After about a year she finally went in and they found three large fibroids. She had to have a c-section for them to be removed. In total the three weighed over 11 pounds. I think her case was a little more extreme since she wasn’t proactive with her health… Glad you’re having yours monitored much closer, I hope it goes away on it’s own with your BCP change!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    indyJEEP:  Oh that sucks!  Good luck to you too!  

    Have you TTC yet or you found out about your condition because of your symptoms?

    Post # 12
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    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    indyJEEP:  those sound like severe symptoms for a fibroid.  That bleeding is a broblem.  My mother developed fibroids in her uterus.  At about 40 she began to have erratic bleeding.   She thought it was part of menopause since her periods were further apart too.  She didn’t do anything about it at that time.   At 42 she found out that she was pregnant.   Surprise!  The docs freaked out about her age first  (?).  Then they found tjree fibroids and said they would cause complications and recommended that she consider aborting and also scared her with the Downs Syndrome thing.  My brother and I begged her to keep the baby and she had ethical concerns about abortion so she kept the pregnancy.   No complications.  No bleeding.   My sister was born A-OK no c-section required no excessive bleeding at delivery . About 6 yrs later my mom got a hysterectomy but my gyno told me that she thinks the docs overreacted due to popular theory at that time  that fibroids cause cancer.   New research shows that they do not.  Fibroids are not tumors.

    Fast forward.   That little sister of mine is 30 and has a fibroid.  Her gyno recommended surgery before having kids to remove the fibroid.   I asked my gyno, who I trust,  and she again thinks they’re overreacting. She has found that fibroids rarely interfere with conception and pregnancy. BUT if you are having severe bleeding and cramping then you may warrant treatment. I would consider having it removed in your specific case.  If you decide to have it removed,  I would recommend having it done sooner rather than later so your uterus will have plenty of time to heal.  My gyno and I agreed on this point.   You don’t want a fresh scar on your uterus going into a pregnancy.   It puts you at risk of the scar rupturing. A uteran rupture is fatal to baby and mommy. So if getting it removed, get it done and put it behind you so that when you want to have children your uterus will be strong and ready and you can have a safe pregnancy  (with c-section delivery of course ). No meed to worry as long as things are done in the right order. πŸ™‚

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