I Have Fibroids, Uterine

Fibroids, Uterine anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Fibroids, Uterine. You're not alone. 119 People

    It was after my first child 12 years ago

    that I learned about these things called fibroids. At the time, I didn't think anything about it since they removed my daughter and the lemon sized fibroid that was blocking my birth canal at the same time. Now this was only the beginning of my journey because I was told that...
    facelessforgetable facelessforgetable
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    8 Days Post Abdominal Myomectomy

    Hi Everyone, I am currently recovering from an open abdominal myomectomy I had 8 days ago. I had 14 fibroids removed during an almost 3.5 hour surgery. It has been a a very emotional journey, but I am glad to have the worst hopefully over. I hope my story will help other women...
    Hopeful19 Hopeful19
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

    45 And Growing A Good Size Fibroid

    Funny how I see it also spelled fybroid, not that it really matters.My monthy cycle started to change a couple years ago and I had a pain likeI"ve never felt before during my cycle so I went to the doctor who sentme for an ultra sound and internal exam. Turns out my uterus has a...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Nov 6, 2011

    I've been looking around

    for others that have the same issue. I was diagnosed 2 years ago and have been in a bit of denial. I have a very large fibroid that is 9-13cm and one that might have grown bigger since I was first diagnosed. I am now looking into options for surgery and also natural ways to...
    BakaNekoDansu BakaNekoDansu
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 18

    My Fibroid Friends

    Im 26, and I was recently told that I would be lucky to carry a baby to five months because I have fibroids. Specifically, I have three, and I have decided to name them Frick, Frack, and Frank. The largest of the three, Frank, is the size of a softball. His two goon partners are...
    bohemianbombshellsophisticate bohemianbombshellsophisticate
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 21, 2011

    Fibroids And Cysts

    I am 33 have been diagnosed with multiple Fibroids and Cysts.. I have been suffering for some time now & glad to have answers. The bleeding, the heaviness, the cramps the urinary issues, the extreme pain from the bursting cysts...it's terrible. Problem is now I have to seek...
    gypsydd gypsydd
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    About a year ago I went to my PCP,

    asking about heavier than normal periods. She blew me off, stating that things change when you're over 40 (I was 43). Over the next few months, things got worse, so I sought out a gyn who did an exam, said she suspected fibroids and sent me for an ultrasound which confirmed...
    Readingmaestra Readingmaestra
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 7

    I'm 31 and I am getting ready to embark on a

    journey to have my fibroids removed and hopefully have a baby. This whole process is so frustrating :(. I could scream I am happy to see there are others out there like me.
    Twistedcandi Twistedcandi
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    My uterus is the size of a 5 mo.

    pregnancy and I've had fibroids for over 4 years now that started as a small but noticeable bulge. Most of the doctors I've been to either want to take out my uterus or put me on drugs. I only wish to get a myomectomy and keep my uterus. Because of my age one doctor today went...
    RainyMa RainyMa
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

    So 4 years ago I found out

    that I had fibroids but I wasn't going to the doctor so last year went and now they're so big that I might need a hysterectomy I'm 32 and single and I don't have any children
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    Im Am NOT Only My Fibroids!

    I am a 30 year old graduate student, I was diagnosed with fibroids March 2012, after an ER visit that I though was appendicitis (textbook: Right Lower Quadrant pain w/ nausea & vomiting). I was sent home apprehensively with a bottle of Vicodin and Promethazine. I began my own...
    turtlefeet turtlefeet
    31-35
    7 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    My Fibroid

    Hi there, I have recently been diagnosed as having a large submucous type 2 fibroid, seems to be that they are considering me for I an hysterectomy, I am only 43 yrs and I dont really want to go down this avenue as I know there is alot of cons to having the surgery such as the...
    chezzco34 chezzco34
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    Myomectomy vs Hysterectomy.

    Laproscopically. These are my options. I currently have no symptoms other than a heavy but short period, but my fibroids are large. At some point, I must decide. Children are not a concern as I'm 41 now. Anyone have experience with either of these procedures?
    iloveanaspie iloveanaspie
    41-45, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    Hi I am a 34 year old woman

    now recovering from my second resection of 3 submucousal fibroids (I call them aliens) within the last year and a half. My first surgical procedure yielded good outcomes with 80% of removal. This last surgery only yielded 75% total removal due to the size. This time the recovery...
    crysy2007 crysy2007
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    Why Do I Feel So Sick All The Time???

    Hi i am 48 years old and started having lower back pain and pelvic pain in feb 2013. My doctor first thought i had kidney stone because of blood in urine preformed ct scan no kidney stone but mass either on uterus or ovary performed , trans vaginal ultra sound inconclusive then...
    snowfall2011 snowfall2011
    51-55
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    My Journey With Uterine Fibroids

    Hello I am 40 yrs old and hopefully soon will be "officially" diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids. Over a year and a half ago I started having issues. I would have cramps all the time and my periods began to become heavy. Truly, I thought I was going into early menopause! I tried...
    ScoutmomMichele ScoutmomMichele
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    An Alternative Treatment for Fibroids Your Gynecologist Won't Tell You About

    When my gynecologist suspected that I had fibroids and that I would need a hysterectomy at some point, I started fainting. I'm that way. The thought of being cut open makes me woozy and I start going down. After the nurse put a cold cloth on my head and some juice I started...
    sweetbutterbiscuit sweetbutterbiscuit
    41-45, F
    Dec 15, 2012

    I Am Not My Fibroid

    I didn't have a clue what was going on with my treacherous body until my dear sister in Christ stopped me in the foyer at our building and said "You have fibroids. I know because I had them; I had the same symptoms when I was younger." Turns out she was right. My old doctor had...
    Iamnotmyfibroid Iamnotmyfibroid
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    Found Out Today

    I am 41 and I just found out today that I have Fibroids and I am very scared.  I was diagnosed with a trans vaginal sonogram.  I am still waiting to talk to my doctor about the results and my options but I am terrified.  The sonogram...
    TJ78216 TJ78216
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2010

    My Journey With Uterine Fibroids

    My name is K. M. Green and I am 45 yrs. old. In the fall of 2009 I was diagnosed with having multiple uterine fibroids. The fact that I was noticing a hardened type of mass in my lower abdomen prompted me to see my Gynecologist earlier than my routine yearly check-up was...
    fibroidmaven fibroidmaven
    46-50
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2013

    Hysterectomy Done Yeah

    Well we waited 3 months tried different hormone treatment to stop bleeding from fibroids but every time I stopped pills I would bleed like crazy so my doc said enough is enough we made the decision to have the robotic assisted partial hysterectomy that was one week ago it went...
    mictim mictim
    46-50
    1 Response Mar 20, 2012

    I'm 23 years old for crying out loud!

    I was recently diagnosed with a large fibroid. My Gyn said she wasn't concern. She referred me to a Gyn oncologist just to make sure it's not cancerous. I saw the specialist and she said the fibroid is smooth and mobile, which is a good sign. She also said the only way to tell...
    msjackson10 msjackson10
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    I'm a 29 year old female

    that was diagnosed with uterine fibroids the beginning of this year. They are consuming my life with the bleeding. I have been on numerous hormones and combinations of hormones, which help the bleeding for a few days, but ultimately, the bleeding returns. Now, I don't bleed...
    Court7 Court7
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    Fibroids mean small, noncancerous

    that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fortunately, fibroids are usually not cancerous. They could lead to pain, and excessive bleeding, in some sever cases it would cause infertility. Fibroids sometimes grow as a tumor, perhaps you could find many of them formed in the uterus...
    sunnygogo sunnygogo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    A Ten Year Journey

    I'm in my late 40s and was diagnosed with uterine fibroids over 10 years ago.  Since they're asymptomatic I have been able to maintain a 'benign neglect' attitude towards them - until now.  Now they've reached a stage were my uterus is enlarged to the size of a five...
    rscarlet rscarlet
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Jul 12, 2009

    THIS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE IN ONLY A FEW DAYS

    TIME!!! I want to share something with women all over the world. Today I want to make a difference in the way you feel mentally, emotionally and physically. I have suffered with fibroids for the last 8 .5 years of my life. I had the Fibroid Embolization surgery about 2 yrs ago...
    LoveisMonroe LoveisMonroe
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    Fibroids, The Mirena And Babies

    Hello everyone, Around 6 years ago I started bleeding uncontrollably heavy. I would have to wear a tampon and sanitary pad at the same time, and even then they would be sodden after half an hour. As well as this, I had terrible, ghastly pain and I was passing golf ball sized...
    annabelleuk1 annabelleuk1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013

    I'm 26 and I have always been in pain.

    I had a feeling it was Endometriosis since another family member of mine......actually two people in my family have the same thing. I felt something was up when I had trouble when I was pregnant with my son. That really opened my eyes.....plus the pain had increased. I...
    Sb88 Sb88
    26-30, F
    Jan 18, 2015

    Fibroids Before Kids

    I am 27 years old and just found out about 3 months ago I had a pedunculated fibroid. During my routine exam my gyno said my uterus felt full and ordered an ultrasound. I'd never been prego before so I had no idea what I was looking at. However as I was looking at the screen I...
    ChicDent14 ChicDent14
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    I have written out my experience/troubles with

    fibroids but accidentally posted it in another area! Please check out my posts (it's my first one) ! Really would like some guidance x x
    geefrancesca geefrancesca
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2015

    Fibroid Hell

    I am so sad I have just been told i have fibriods and i will have to have an operation if i want to start IVF is there a other way to get rid of them as i am really scared and just keep crying please help someone
    goldgem goldgem
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    I have been experiencing low back pain,

    bladder pressure and when I lay on my back it's worse. When I have my periods they are very heavy and my body feels inflamed. My Gyno had a CT Scan done and they found fibroids. Now he wants to do an ultra sound. I would just like the bladder pressure to go away.
    Litho14p Litho14p
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    Am I Crazy

    Ten years ago I was told I had a few fibroids. The largest was only the size of a quarter and that I really shouldn't worry about it! I've had heavy periods my whole life, sever menstrael cramps, lower back pain, occasional numbness in the legs. In the past ten years I've had 5...
    Cindilou74 Cindilou74
    36-40, F
    May 20, 2011

    Scared

    I had surgery in May to remove endometriosis and the dr found a fibroid. Turns out she didn't remove all of it and now I have been bledding heavily for almost 2months and in excruciating pain. She wont do surgery on me because I lost my job because of all this pain and bleeding...
    myolan1 myolan1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Fibroids And Fed Up !!

    I am 47 and i have had fibroids for a few yrs although i have had terrible problems with my periods since my daughter was born 16 yrs ago . 6 yrs ago i had the Mirena IUD placed and it was awesome hardly even had even a light period ! But it was time to remove it it was removed...
    mictim mictim
    46-50
    8 Responses Jan 31, 2012

    I'm going through the same thing I just found

    out I have fibroids I also wake up every morning nauseous gasy And I'm always sleepy with dizziness and head aches I'm so scared I don't know what to expect I look like I'm six months pregnant too I always think to my self am I dying
    Enony Enony
    26-30, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    I am 48 - have always had heavy periods

    and over the past number of months have bled to the point where a transfusion was required, my hemoglobin was so low. Surgery is inevitable according to doctors. 2 fibroids, each 5cm in size. The doctors tried blood clotting meds to stop the bleeding, progesterone and a new...
    Mary19667 Mary19667
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    Can I Trade My Uterus?

    I first had uterine fibroids in 2001 when I was 25. I was on the pill & the symptoms were painful cramps & heavy period to eventually never-ending period (I always had cramps and heavy periods since first getting my period at 11 years old – hence, the pill). I had a myomectomy...
    MissMouseKey MissMouseKey
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2013

    This past January, I found out

    that my husband and I were having a baby (which was planned). This was his third, and my second child that we were expecting. Everything seemed to be find up until I was going on three months pregnant. I went into the doctor to have my first ultrasound to see if there was any...
    msinterpret msinterpret
    26-30, F
    Oct 29, 2015

    I Didn't Know Something Abnormal Was Going On...

    I wish women talked more openly and honestly about this stuff. Girls/women alway complain about how heavy or painful it is so I thought this was normal. They should put a warning label on Heavy Nighttime liners stating that if you're wearing them on your "light" days there may be...
    LivingDeadGirl781 LivingDeadGirl781
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    I have 2 fibroids. They are large

    but currently only cause heavy but very short periods so the doctors said to wait 6 months and do another ultrasound. Laproscopic myomectomy or laproscopic / vaginal hysterectomy seen to be my options. Does anyone have experience with either of these surgeries?
    iloveanaspie iloveanaspie
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Hello, I just joined this forum.

    I have a fibroid and the doctor refused to remove it, cause he said it was not the cause of my post menopausal bleeding. He did a D/C and things cleared up, but now I am bleeding again and the internal ultrasound found what they think is a second fibroid. they can not be sure...
    kimmie820 kimmie820
    36-40
    Mar 14, 2015

    Ufe

    I have dealt with fibroids for 6 years. I've had about every symptom you can come up with from the heavy bleeding to my hair falling out. I had a UFE 6 weeks ago and feel so much better already! I looked at a hysterectomy but just didn't want anything taken out that didn't...
    Lightchild63 Lightchild63
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2012
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