Patient Comments: Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your uterine fibroids?

Comment from: geegee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

My OB/GYN told me I have five fibroid tumors. My symptoms are severe menstrual cramps, frequent urination, severe constipation, bloating, and shortness of breath.

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Comment from: krish, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I was diagnosed with fibroid tumors at the age of 20. I started having pain at 19. My doctor found my tumors thru exploratory surgery. I have been on the Depo shot now for almost 10 years now and worry about the long-term side effects from the Depo shot. I want a partial hysterectomy, but the last doctor I went to would not give it to because my symptoms are unusual. I have severe pain when I am not on my period. Being on the Depo, I have no pain nor periods but before the Depo I looked forward to my period even though I had heavy bleeding and clotting. At least I didn't have the pain.

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

During my routine medical check, two fibroids were discovered. My gyno told me that one of them was large 6.2x 6cm. I've never suffered from any symptoms but we decided to have an eye on them to make sure it wouldn't get larger. For a couple of years they stayed the same but a couple of months ago I started bleeding heavily right after the end of my last cycle so I went to the gyno and got checked. As per him the fibroids are getting bigger and I need to surgically remove it, the sooner the better. I'm hesitant to do so as I don't want to have a big scar on my stomach. I'm wondering if there is any safe herbal medicine that I can take to get rid of the fibroids without any operation.

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Comment from: prettyeyes, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

With my uterine fibroids, I had; painful bowels during and towards menstruation, inconsistent periods, backache, long periods, serious cramps (terribly painful), and a consistent pain in my right leg especially where the leg joins with the pelvic to the extent it could sometimes hinder movement.

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Comment from: JadedAryz, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I'm a 28 year old mother of two (both c-sec). I found the fibroids in June of this year from heavy bleeding and clotting. The first doctor said I had two and they were both 2cm. Then I went to a second doctor and she said I have four and they are over 3cm. But she still says I shouldn't be having severe pain or bleeding . If I do anything during the day I can guarantee pain and bleeding in the evening even though I had the Depo shot and am now on 2 to 4 birth control pills a day so I don't bleed to death! I'm also anemic and on three iron pills a day. Life is sucking right now so I'm scheduled for an abdominal hysterectomy on Thanksgiving eve...

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Comment from: mandy61381, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 11

I am a 31 year old woman who just recently went to the emergency room with severe pain in my lower pelvic area similar to the pain of child birth. I knew I wasn't pregnant since it's been 2 years since intercourse. I have been given Vicodin to deal with pain but hoping it will soon end. It's been 4 days now. I was told this will probably occur during each menstrual cycle.

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Comment from: Airwmn, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 11

I am 36 years old and have had fibroids for over a year now, even though I was only officially diagnosed with them in July. I was having my period for two weeks, every two weeks on the dot. I was put on the pill at that time and it has regulated my period. Last night, I lost sleep due to right sided abdominal pain and have recently had back aches. I have two beautiful children and do not wish to have anymore. I am now torn as to whether to have a hysterectomy to get rid of the other symptoms I am currently having.

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Comment from: westoz, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

I am 43 years old and have had very heavy periods for about four years. Sometimes with large clots and pain. About three years ago I went to the doctor after I had a period which lasted the normal seven days, then stopped for three days, then came back for four days, stopped for three days, came back for four days. It could have just gone on and on. It got to the point where I didn't want to get out of bed because of the flood that would occur when I stood up. The doctor put me on a birth control pill which was wonderful, but she didn't do any sort of examination and left town not long after. Two days ago I was in the city and went to a doctor that I have seen a few times to get a new prescription for the pill. I asked to have a pap smear as I haven't had one for a long time. While she was examining my pelvis she discovered my uterus was the same size as that of a woman who is 16 weeks pregnant! An urgent ultrasound was ordered and it was discovered that I have several large fibroids. This would explain the heavy bleeding, the occasional stabbing pain in my abdomen, the constant feeling of being bloated, needing to go to the bathroom urgently and the back pain. I'm thinking they have been growing for around seven years. I am going back next month to discuss with the doctor what my options are.

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