Patient Comments: Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your uterine fibroids?

Comment from: nolagirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I will be 44 this month. I have constant aching and cramping (even when I'm not on my cycle). Over the past year, my symptoms have gotten worse and worse. Last month I hemmorhaged for over a week, passing clots the size of the bottom of a water bottle, and developed severe anemia. I ended up needing a blood transfusion due to a critically low hemoglobin count. I went to a doctor for a second opinion when I wasn't getting any "real" answers from my original doctor. The new doctor found 2 uterine fibroids. Finally an answer to why I was having all the problems I was. Trying the birth control route first to see if it helps. So far (a month), I'm still in agony and JUST stopped bleeding after 31 days. I'm thinking surgery may be my best route. I can't live like this much longer.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I am a 41 year old white female. I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in July 2013. I was told I have several tumors. I feel terrible. I have very irregular periods, one month 3 periods in one month the next month spotted for a couple of days then the next month I was very very heavy for about a week. I have severe cramps all the time. Nothing relieves them. I have an appt soon to discuss how to remove them.

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Comment from: MSNIKKI8180, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

Hello my name is Nicole. I have recently been told by a doctor that i have several fibroids on my uterus .i have been try to fight the severe pain. But today i cant take it no longer. I cramp heavily through my menstrual cycle. My stomach tighten up as if i am in delivery or something. I stay having back aches and stomach pain. I lay down thinking that it would ease my pain but nothing seems to work. I am scared to have any type of surgery. Is there anything else that i can do or take to get rid of my pains?

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Comment from: jd, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

Heavy bleeding on the first two days of my period, bloating that made me look like if i was pregnant having a feeling of movement in my stomach when i knew that i was not pregnant.

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Comment from: MsShon75, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I was told that I have two uterine fibroids a little over a year ago. They were painful then, but now the pain is unbearable. I was told last year that they were the size of plums, but I feel they have may have gotten bigger. Now, with the pain, I feel intense pressure. I experience heavy bleeding and extremely painful cramps during my period. I occasionally spot in between my periods. Today, I experienced something unusual. With the pain of the fibroids, sharp pains began to shoot down my right leg. This has never happened before. I am scheduled to go back to my OB/GYN in August. What can I do until then?

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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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