Patient Comments: Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

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Comment from: Rita, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I am working with a cat rescue, and fostering cats leaves me in constant contact with cats. I went to the doctor the first time I got this rash and she verified my diagnosis, cat scratch fever. Not much to do except to use calamine and let it run its course. It lasts a month to 6 weeks and forms half-circle pustules all over my body. It itches something terrible. And then it is over. And the cat is over it in about the same time. But this is my second time, so much for building up resistance.

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Comment from: Maxie, 45-54 Published: November 17

With Epstein-Barr virus infection I do not run a fever, just freeze and my whole body aches including my fingers. I am certainly not hungry. No sore throat; just severe aches and lethargy.

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Comment from: motownkid68, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 19

My father at 74 suffered from trigeminal neuralgia and it had been going on for at least the last two years. Well, today (10-14-2015) he had surgery. I am so happy to say that he now is feeling 100 percent better; really, as he found a doctor that specializes in this procedure, and he's satisfied with the results. He is not so happy about them shaving his head on the left side and going in behind the ear with a 4 inch stitch but he is fixed.

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Comment from: JOHNSON, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I am a 47 years old female, diagnosed with several fibroids. I have irregular periods, pain and bloating of stomach, I am so miserable at times, can't sleep because of feeling bloated, shortness of breath and leg and back pain. I was scheduled for a myomectomy about a year ago, potassium level was too low to go to surgery. I am in the process of finding a doctor to go on and get surgery. I just want my life back, tired of feeling this way!

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Comment from: Tiredoflookingpreg, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I am a 44 year old female and have fibroids. I do not bleed heavy or cramp during that time of the month. The only problem I have is frequent urination and a protruding stomach (looks to be about 6 months pregnant). I am wondering, at my age, should I just have the fibroids removed or should I have a full hysterectomy. Whatever the case, I would love to look myself again, as I am a very petite woman.

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Comment from: texnva2, Published: March 22

I caught scabies from the barber, December of 2014. It took 9 months to lose them and I got a haircut and now I have them the second time, so you can get them from the barber, sad to say. You really need to wash your hair real good after a new haircut.

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Comment from: me, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I am a 45 year old mother of four. I had my first period at 9. I began having large clots (quarter sized) and heavy periods around 40 years of age. I thought that I may be starting menopause but was tested and hormones were good. Then I started having very cold calf on my left leg. After about a year I mentioned it to my obstetrician/gynecologist, because it felt like pinched nerve. I have been told since 2003 that my uterus is enlarged. Now I rarely have clots, but have a lot of days where I have spotting. Just panty liner and annoying! I do exercise and eat a strict diet, yet I have gained 15 lb. in 2 years. My periods last 9 to 11 days and are heavy for about 4 of those days. Recently, I ache in my lower left back and involuntarily urinate often. Even in my sleep once! Two weeks ago they did ultrasound and found the cyst. They did not tell me the size. She put me on birth control to regulate. I have never been able to take birth control, but I am tired of bleeding, so I am sticking it out for a month. Since the pills, I ache more and still spot especially after exercise and sex.

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