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Can Fibroids grow back?

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isitnearlytime Sat 20-Jun-15 16:57:25

I had surgery 18 months ago to "shave" some small marble sized submucousal fibroids to stop them protruding into the womb cavity so much. They couldn't remove them totally as they are growing under the womb lining. They were causing heavy periods and spotting in between periods.

Initially, I had the Mirena fitted at the same time which was a disaster as it caused 9 months of constant light bleeding so I had it removed. I've now been back on the combined pill for 5 months and it seems to have fixed the mid cycle bleeding (for now!) but my periods are still heavy and getting worse - last one was ridiculous, soaking a super plus tampon through to my clothes in less than half an hour, clots and lasting 9 days. I posted separately that my latest "withdrawal bleed" which started within hours of taking the last pill in the pack so am now wondering if I'm on the slippery slope of the problem returning due to the fibroids increasing in size again.

Does anyone know the answer? I've been told that the next step is ablation or hysterectomy. I'm in my late 40s and have completed my family btw.

tobee Sat 20-Jun-15 20:44:17

The answer is apparently yes. I had a submucosal fibroid resectioned in a hysteroscopy in December. Like you, the surgeon couldn't remove it all. My periods remained terrible, with near fainting flooding twice since the op. At post op check my surgeon said my fibroid was on a stalk and was prone to pop into my cervix (sorry if tmi). So, basically, I said let's cut to the chase and I'm lying in bed at home having had a subtotal hysterectomy on Wednesday..

ChantenayCarrot Sat 20-Jun-15 20:45:11

Yes they can grow back.

I had huge fibroids and whilst discussing the options available, my surgeon advised that they could and would grown back over time. I had a hysterectomy in the end.

Sorry you're having such a nightmare time.

isitnearlytime Sun 21-Jun-15 07:35:18

Ah I see, thank you. Will see what happens over the next couple of months but this may well be the best option for me long term :-(

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