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Need more info....Fibroid(in the uterus)
February 22, 2007
10:54 am
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Sakura_07
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Hi,guys

I had totally forgot to mention this and ask for some info.

A few months ago(october 06), my doctod told me I had fibroid(uterus). Now, I did the ultrasound and everything and he said it was not big. it was the size of my fingernail(tumb). I asked if there was something I could do in the meantime for it, so it could stop growing, He said no. Instead, he told to come back in six months, which will be in two months from now. Just to see if it grew and how fast.

Now, I don't know what to do. The doctor don't really talk much when you ask something. He's always so vague. I was thinking about changing doctors, because I think there should be more they can do than what he's doing.

And plus, I don't want to ruin my chance of having kids in the future. and the only way to get rid of the fibriod permentally is to remove your uterus. and that will not happen. I am way too young.

Do you think I need a second opinion? Change doctors. Or is there more that he can do right now. or should I just wait.

What actually cause Fibroid?

February 22, 2007
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I think a fibroid is something like a cyst, only it's "fiber" instead of fluid.

As far as what can be done about it...I don't know.

Perhaps the reason for waiting is that if it does NOT grow...there's no reason to do anything...but if it DOES grow, then he will do something about it.

As small as it is, there is probably no risk.

Do some internet research as well. But keep in mind, most are focused on "worst case" scenarios.

It's hard to say what causes them or if there is anything you can really do to prevent them....sometimes they are genetically common among certain families....knowing your mom and grandma's medical histories would be helpful.

I would say that if you don't feel comfortable with your doctor...find a new doctor. One that you feel more comfortable with.

When/if you decide to have children...you need to be able to trust your ob/gyn...cuz it's a LONG nine months...and labor and delivery can be scary...and if you don't know and trust your doctor....it can make things worse.

February 22, 2007
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Sakura, I am a nurse and I will try to explain to you about fibroids. Leiomyomas, also called fibroids, are the most frequently occuring pelvic tumors. They are benign, slow-growing
solid tumors of the uterus. The cause of fibroids is not precisely known. Although most women with uterine fibroids are asymptomatic, abnormal bleeding is the most common complaint. The bleeding may be only an increase in menstrual bleeding, or it may be continuous. They did an ultrasound to be useful in ruling out other causes of pelvic masses, including ovarian masses or malignancy. Having fibroids can lead to fear, anxiety or pain from pressure of fibriods. The doctor was right in suggesting observation and examination every 4-6 months. If the woman desires childbearing, the doctor may perform a myomectomy( the removal of the fibroids with preservation of the uterus) of the size, number, or location of the fibroids. This is usually performed in the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycleto minimize blood loss and to avoid the possibility of interrupting an unsuspected pregnancy. I would get a second opinion so that you feel comfortable and know all the options. I hope this information helps you understand better and helps you feel more at ease. Shelbeegirl

February 22, 2007
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Thanks, Shelbeegirl.

That was helpful. my menstrual cycle is not regular. I usually go two or three months without seeying my period. I have gotten used to it over the years. I am never really regular, I guess maybe that could be a sign.

Thanks again, Shelbeegirl

February 22, 2007
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actually, I believe fibroids cause heavier and more frequent periods.

Your lack of regularity may be a hormonal imbalance.

There is also a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and that causes irregular periods, as well as other problems like excess body hair, weight issues, apple shaped body (round on top, skinny legs), acne, etc...

I would suggest a new doctor that can give you more answers.

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