Any one out there have issues with fibroids in your uterus? i'm 6mothes along an they found them and now we are trying to see what is going to happen
Shirley - posted on 07/22/2011
hello, I have uterine fibroids and I am currently trying to lose more weight so I can have an operation to have the fibroids out, I have been trying to fall pregnant for the last 5 years with no luck. I am very worried about having the operation as If I dont stop bleeding during the operation I will have to have a hysterectomy. Try everything first before making the decition to have a hysterectomy. good luck
Sheri - posted on 06/01/2009
Hi Rebecca! I never even knew what they were until last year. I hadn't been feeling very good & had been putting on weight, so finally I got fed up w/ it & went to the doctor. He discovered that I had a fibroid the size of a football in my uterus, and I had to have immidiate surgery which resulted in a hysterectomy. They should be taken care of as soon as possible!! Wish you the best! Good Luck!
Libby - posted on 05/26/2009
Well, it depends on a lot really. How many do you have? How big are they? Is the placenta implanted anywhere near or on any fibroids?
I didn't have any fibroids until my 3rd pregnancy. And the thing with fibroids is they can get bigger b/c of the hormones from the pregnancy. But it doesn't mean it is going to be harmful to the baby. So, the good news is they could shrink down after you give birth after your hormones start to regulate again. I am on my 4th pregnancy and haven't experienced any complications because of the fibroid that appeared during my last pregnancy. I think more women have complications trying to get pregnant when they have a LOT of fibroids then a woman does when they just have some appear during a pregnancy b/c of hormones. Good luck!
Tracy - posted on 05/25/2009
Not sure where you live but I know there is a new procedure being done in Utah and I'm sure elsewhere where they do an embolism of the fibroid and cut off the blood supply, might look into that as an option instead of the hysterectomy. FYI I just had a laprascopic hysterectomy a few days ago, it's no picnic, but its been 6 days and I am up and around very well and off pain meds except ibuprofen so this might help some of your fears about surgery as well
Not in my experience both My grandmother who had 6 kids and my mother with only 2 kids had all natural births. No C-sections whatsoever, Back then they only performed Hysterectomies. Nowadays they remove only the fibroid tumor from the uterus, and only perform hysterectomies in extreme cases when there are fibroid tumors throughout the uterus and hemmoraging/pain is occuring.
I have a family history of uterine fibroids, both my grandmother and mother had hysterectomies due to hemmoraging fibroid tumors in their uterus. Though it's a very real possibilty there is a hysterectomy in my future I've been assured by my doctors it's nothing to worry about. I even tried to convince my doctor to do a hysterectomy after my second c-section to avoid the hysterectomy later, but the doctors refused saying it was too extreme a measure and would not treat a fibroid during pregnancy, but after and only if it was hemmoraging and/or causing pain. If it helps it doesn't hurt the baby. Best of Luck
Camby - posted on 03/29/2009
I am a mother of two. My son Cade, is 3 1/2 and my daughter, Presley is 3 months. When I was pregnant with my daughter, my doctor told me the same! I was confused by the fact that I wasn't told about them during the first pregnancy. Evidently, this is something that comes and goes. At the begining they were somewhat small, and as I got bigger, so did the fibroids. I was told that more than likely they would become painful, and possibly a hyterectomy is the future. As far as the pain during the pregnany, I felt very little. Maybe a little discomfort, but not really more than usual that comes along with being pregnant. After the baby was born is when I started feeling the pain. I noticed when it was time for my period it started and progressively got worse during, until it was over and then the pain was over. My doctor prescibed me 800 ml tylenol for the pain, witch seems to work for now, but it is aggravating dealing with it each month!! Although, I had my tubes tied, I am not looking forward to having a hysterectomy! So that has been my experience with fibroids. Hopefully you will not have any trouble. Good luck with your new bundle of joy!!!
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