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Uterine fibroids

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Theshriekingharpy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:21:24

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bewleysisters Thu 09-Oct-14 17:59:51

My little friend was picked up this week and measures 5cm (satsuma-sized perhaps?). Pressing on an ovary, so low-level pain pretty much constantly. Should've asked more about it (especially type) during the ultrasound - now waiting to go back to GP.

fromparistoberlin73 Thu 09-Oct-14 07:19:51

<waves back>
nah ledts keep this one1 where you you at with these fibroids, or mutants as my colleague calls them??

bewleysisters Wed 08-Oct-14 22:19:32

<Waves to From>. Should we start new thread - not sure of the correct MN etiquette here?

fromparistoberlin73 Wed 08-Oct-14 16:37:41

hello. sorry have found out today I have to have a myomectamy so bring old threads to life on the offchance people still want to discuss fibroids. ??

hope everyone is OK?

idlevice Sun 03-Feb-13 23:19:02

Another treatment is MRgFUS which uses focussed ultrasound to destroy the firbroid tumour. It only works on particular types & locations of fibroids It is the least invasive. Results vary, naturally.

Any medication based on affecting your hormone balance is likely to only have temporary results, as eventually your own underlying hormonal profile will prevail.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sun 03-Feb-13 22:13:04

No, you're not a fraud. I've only been taking the Esyma for 6 days and I've noticed a difference already. They do seem smaller (my stomach is less 'solid' and slightly more 'squishy' blush) and the usual visit from Flo has been 50% shorter. I'm just so sorry that it didn't work for you.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 03-Feb-13 21:49:36

Oh - no need at all for a sad face! I'm fast approaching 50 with my family all present and correct grin
If I were happy to look permanently pregnant and never lie on my front, there'd be no reason (medically) for a hysterectomy. It's entirely at my request.
I feel a bit of a fraud posting , in the light of what the OP is having to put up with but she wanted to read about experiences.

I had the first embolisation in the hospital because I asked for one before the consultant really knew about them. He went away and did some digging and we were away. I had DS3 about 3 years later - though I think they advise caesarians after embolisation now. I was in the same predicament as the OP - undecided about more kids.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sun 03-Feb-13 21:17:08


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 03-Feb-13 19:56:04

I've had Esmya. Did diddly squat for the size of my fibroid - and neither did embolisation. sad

If your ovaries are left after hysterectomy, you don't go into menopause.

Be aware that there's a reasonable risk of fibroids regrowing after myomectomy.

Lots of women seem to bounce back and get on with their lives after hysterectomy, from what I've read.

I took the long way round, but it's the only option left for me other than to leave well alone. Mine is unlikely to shrink away after the natural menopause.

I'd say, go for the least invasive option first and then work your way along till you feel comfortable with your choices.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 15:01:51

I have it in liquid form. It's OK. grin

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 14:55:11

I swore by the iron in the end, for the tiredness. Really really made a discernible difference after even 12 hours. Black stinky poo was a small price to pay. The GP put me on a course of B12 injections and they may or may not have helped, by then I was rattling with pills and stuck full of implants and I couldn't tell hmm

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 14:33:13

One's supposed to stop pain, the other is supposed to stop bleeding (apparently). You could try something caller Northisterone (it's the only thing that seems to have kept Aunty Flo at bay so far). Main thing is to sort the bleeding out first. It's hard to function if you're knackered all the time, and very stressful when your bathroom looks like a scene from Psycho and you're not able to get off the toilet. I did try acupuncture as well, it did seem as though it was working a little but started to become too expensive.

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 14:25:10

Both of them!

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 14:24:43

YES! LadyMary - thank you grin

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 14:12:58

Tranexamic acid or mefanamic acid?

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 13:37:47

Harpy One night! And that night the Eurovision was on! I lay there and it was all bright colourful lights and strange sounds to look at grin Couldn't have chosen better recovery programming! I'm in London, was fortunate that the PCT used a private hospital for their gynae procedures.

My DM took me back to mine the next day and I spent a week on the sofa, fit only to change Pixar DVDs but then I realised that perhaps Tramadol was a bit strong for the small amount of pain, so cut them out and was functional again. But as I say I shouldn't really have gone back to work on week 2 and lasted a day.

Yes, lapaoscopic for both ops. Four keyholes, with one through the naval to mimimise scarring. <liftsuptop> Now I have three ghosts of purple marks the size of half-pees on my expanse of fat white belly. All that's left after approx. two years. I was never vain (iyswim) so not bothered.

As for the drugs..., there was one with a two-word name that is meant to lessen bleeding... My memory blush

Theshriekingharpy Fri 01-Feb-13 13:27:46

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LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 13:18:55


kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 13:18:23

Here's an NHS link about respite care

Good luck thanks

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 13:08:24

I'm not sure. I'd still have to get ds to school on the bus though and the other passengers don't like to give up their seats! bastards. The cooking/shopping I can sort though. My GP sent me to A&E last time. The nurse there said to use an incontinence pad rather then a towel as they hold more. sad

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 13:00:58

I know about the bleeding sad One time I sat on a bin bag as I could not face the whole wash/cork/pad performance of what should have been a lazy Sunday morning blush

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 12:59:11

I was only in for one night but I guess your doc knows what s/he's talking about.

Respite care? Is that still available?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 01-Feb-13 12:53:38

I can ignore mine but it's the bleeding which causes the most problems. The consultant has said that the medication should stop this. I do look about three months pregnant though as two of them are side by side. doesn't mean the sods on the bus will give me a seat though My mother's not long had a hip replacement and my sister cares for her and has a child with aspergers. Ds's father is very shit (won't even pay maintenance so I can buy ds some boots to help him walk). I could stay in for one night if he stays with my friend but three nights are out of the question. Then there's the recovery. sad

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 12:45:49

Step up*

kalidanger Fri 01-Feb-13 12:45:35

That's a shame LadyMarysad I feel like mine was 'whipped out' and I am free to get on with my life, without trying to manage on drugs etc. Sorry, I'm not being helpful sad I did go back to work after 1 week but it wasn't fantastic - I could feel 'pulling' inside but it wasn't debilitating for me (childfree) but I can see how it would be if one is on the go 24/7.

You've obvs considered asking DM/DSis/BF to stop up? thanks

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