Patient Comments: Uterine Fibroids - Experience

Please describe your experience with uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus).

Comment from: Sofie77, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I am 29 year old, slim and otherwise healthy, with 4 fibroids, 3 posterior, one anterior. One of them is as large as 11cm in diameter and I am told I will not be able to bear children with it on my uterus. I am very distressed to hear this news, but if anyone can speak about their experiences about removing the cyst/fibroid and not the entire uterus, it would be appreciated. I did not want to have children till 33-34, and I just want to know if that will be possible anymore.

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Comment from: maria, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I am 45 years old. Since I was 30, I had 3 abdominal laparotomies to extract multiple fibroids. Now my uterus is 16 cm, with multiple fibroids again with the biggest one 9cm in size. I never had children and it hurts to think of losing my uterus.

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Comment from: CarrieK, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

I am 36 years old. I have had horrible periods since I was 11. I hurt and ache in my stomach, back and legs. I bleed heavily and have horrible clots. I have seen a doctor who finally diagnosed me, I have uterine fibroids. I am having a hysterectomy very soon. Hopefully I will feel better.

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Comment from: Ul1964, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I had a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago as a result of multiple fibroids causing severe periods, anemia and back pain. My surgery was nearly 6 hours long due to the size of my uterus. I kept my ovaries but the surgeon removed my uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix. The recovery has not been too bad. The first few days required pain killers but after about a week I have only been taking Motrin. The worst part now is the general weakness and tiredness I have and lower abdominal ache. I'm hoping to go back to work within the next few days. I researched all available procedures before undergoing the robotic hysterectomy which was my best option. So far so good.

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Comment from: momof3, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

I've been diagnosed with fibroids in my uterus since 2008. My doctor didn't shrink them nor did I have surgery and now it has grown larger. I'm experiencing regular symptoms however, I also have a mass that is noticeable. It also hurts when touched or when my bladder is full. Up to now I've had menstrual flow monthly, however, this month I haven't had, it so I'm now 6 days late.

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Comment from: leggylauren, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I've been in menopause since 2004 but after a CT, Ultrasound and pelvic MRI, it was determined in 2012 that I had uterine fibroids. I am an African/Native American female. After a year of abnormal vaginal bleeding off and on and severe cramping I had a D&C in 2013. Three weeks later, I am still bleeding and passing clots and will ask my gynecologist for a partial hysterectomy. I should not be having any vaginal bleeding and the D&C did not work for me.

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Comment from: Chelle, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I am 45 and I was diagnosed with fibroids in Feb 2013. I had already had bleeding for 7 days every other week. I didn't know what it was. I only went to the doctor because of the pain I had been having but because I am uninsured I can't seem to find any help. It is so hard for me to work now but I do my best. I have been told that I need surgery because there are over 10 fibroids and my uterus is large.

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Comment from: bleazn69, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I have fibroid of 5 cm size on the outside of uterus. The only way to remove it is by a hysterectomy. My gynecologist won't remove it because it's not large enough. I take ketorolac for the pains. I am currently trying an IUD to reduce my period.

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