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Scan tomorrow for possible Fibroids

(12 Posts)
PortBlacksandResident Mon 22-Sep-08 12:01:02

Does anyone here have them or has them severe enough to need treatment?

What was the treatment?

I have VERY heavy periods and this is one of the things that could be causing it. Has anyone had a vaginal scan?


SubRosa Mon 22-Sep-08 12:27:41

I had a vaginal scan and the person doing it (sonographer?) was very considerate amd gentle, there was no discomfort at all. Sorry I can't advise on fibroids, as my scan was for a cyst.

Good luck for tomorrow, hope it goes ok.

PortBlacksandResident Mon 22-Sep-08 12:31:23

Thankyou Sub - that is good to hear. Did they use a speculum (TMI i know)?

SubRosa Mon 22-Sep-08 12:52:20

No they didn't, they put some of that jelly stuff on it I think, I wasn't watching too closely, tbh. The probe thing they use is quite narrow, it's not at all uncomfortable.

If there's anything else you need to know, just ask

CaptainKarvol Mon 22-Sep-08 13:04:56

ditto Subrosa's experience - thin 'wand', KY jelly stuff and a gentle sonographer.

My scan was for fibroids - the sonographer explained what she could see. Despite a 'lumpy uterus'hmm and pretty heavy periods, I only had 2, small, fibroids which were not thought serious enough to remove. So it's not a forgone conclusion at all that you'll be facing more procedures.

PortBlacksandResident Mon 22-Sep-08 13:11:15

Thankyou Sub - you've been very helpful <calms down a bit>.

Captain - thank you too. Doesn't sound too bad. I guess i shall have to wait and see - Gynie said my Womb was oversized (i second your hmm).

SubRosa Mon 22-Sep-08 13:21:16

Port, you're welcome, I'm glad the info's calmed you down a bit

Please let us know how you get on tomorrow.

blodwen Mon 22-Sep-08 14:48:29

I had one of these for fibroids too. The normal scan was far worse than the vaginal one because I needed a full bladder and that was agony! I was allowed a pee before they proceeded to do the internal one thank goodness, and that was extremely straight forward, absolutely pain free, and very quick. By far the worst bit was the full bladder discomfort. So don't will be a doddle. Let us know how you get on.

PortBlacksandResident Tue 23-Sep-08 11:51:14

Well i'm back.


No sign of anything - Fibroids / Cysts etc. so that's a relief (probably a hormonal problem they think).

Thankyou very much i didn't realise how worked up i was getting about it all. Knowing what you told me helped me to be prepared and it wasn't as bad as i thought. I had both types of scans and yes, the bladder issue was definitely the worst!!!

Thanks again Sub, Captain and Blodwen.

SubRosa Tue 23-Sep-08 13:09:59

Phew! I'm glad they didn't find anything

Hope you can get the hormonal problems sorted.

All the best!

CaptainKarvol Tue 23-Sep-08 13:12:55

Good stuff - always nice to know that no-one wants to operate on you! Hopefully your team will be able to fix on the right treatment for you nowsmile

blodwen Tue 23-Sep-08 16:23:33

Thats great news. I had to have a hysterectomy after mine (all recovered now though!) so glad you are ok.

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