Uterine Fibroids

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Topic Title: Uterine Fibroids
Created On: 12/11/2004 08:30 AM

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 03/09/2008 04:47 PM

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Dee1

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I would experience pain followed by heavy bleeding, that has helped in the pain is switching from tampons to pads .. I was not happy with the suggestion of a hysterectomy and did the homework myself to find the underlying cause for myself whcih in my case is the hormonal imbalance of premenopause ... and the body's overloading of hormones that I entered into my body in all forms, food, drink .. I detox my body .. changed to eating organic as much as possible.. taking a good quality multi-vitamin and iron along with supplements to help my liver & kidney get rid of the overload and thereby the body helping itself... castor oil packs are great over the lower abdomen at night for about an hour with a hot water bottle .. over time the fibroids has slowed in growth ..for me I realized that you have to remove the underlying problem that is causing the tumors, you get a hysterectomy and not find the reason why the tumors and in my case ovarian cysts .. it will show up in another form as with me, cysts ... I use diet and exercise to control the tumors and cyst as according to studies once the menopause phase is complete they usually shrink .. as an article that I read says " a hysterectomy appears to be too great a sacrifice for a condition that is considered to be benign 99.9% of the time. Yet 30% of hysterectomies performed are to remove fibroids."
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 01/24/2008 01:20 AM

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lorineedshelp

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Hi KimI'm having the same problem as Cindy. I thought I was going crazy trying to figure out what the cause of my back pain was. I knew it had to be female, My back hurts everyday and ten times worst 2 weeks before, during, and right after. My back pain is only tollerable for about 1 week out of the month and I'm never pain free. I am 37, no children. Everyone is telling me I'm too young for a hysterectomy. I'm going on my second D&C and Laproscopic Myomectomy surgery on Feb 6, 08.My first surgery was Sept 5, 06. Since that surgery I was worse. Painful cramps I never had before, more back pain, and extremely heavy bleeding with huge clots. My doctor wanted me to do and endometriosis study because I would get the free medical help, but never told me if I had endometriosis. When he did the operation he took photos and gave me copies, on the back of the photo he said the surgery went well, he removed most of the fibroid. I asked him why he didn't get it all and he said he couldn't get to it. Meanwhile I'm feeling worse and lost my job in December for missing too much work. My doctor then dismissed me and said the cause of my back pain was something else, so he sent me to an orthopedic back specialist. They took an MRI and found 2 herniated disks. The back doctor suggested surgery, so I had the back surgery in March 07. My cramps were getting worse, my bleeding now so heavy I tried depends underwear, because I can't wear pads and forget the tampons they are useless. The depends I found work the best. Just can't be seen in public.I decided not to do the endometriosis study and after research found out that the fibroids can grow back. I also switched doctors. My new GYN did an ultrasound and found I still had fibroids. He put me on progestrone cream and a multi-vitamin. I have another D&C and Laproscopic myomectomy surgery scheduled for Feb 6, 08. My new GYN says this is probably the last surgery before he recommends a hysterectomy. He gave me the choice this time to choose. I'm only 37 and I do want children. Am I going to be in pain even after this surgery? I'm so depressed because I can't work and am fustrated and tired and in pain.I'm going through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program through Jobs Ect.and the community medical clinic through the hospital. They've been wonderful. Have paid for all my surgeries and most doctors appt's. I'm lucky to have found out about this program.I ended up in the emergency room New Years Eve due to extreme cramps where I thought I was going to pass out. My hair was soaking wet, like I just got out of the shower. They prescribed me pain killers.I don't like the way they make me feel, very dizzy.Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.I just found this site and love it.Certain foods I should be eating?I try and exercise - walking some and stretching.The heat pack helps some also.ThanksLorilorineedshelp
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 09/25/2006 09:29 PM

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toby459

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Hi Cindy....has your physician mentioned a hysterectomy?....that's the option I would decide on...look into Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy(TLH), or at the least a Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, also called LAVH...your fibroids are probably the cause of your bleeding...if the fibroids aren't that large, they can also be removed laparoscopically, it's called a myomectomy....but at your age, I would just opt for the lap hysterectomy & be done with the bleeding problems for good....a word of advice, I would not suggest a supracervical hysterectomy, because you would still have to go back for yearly pap smears to check for cervical cancer.....good luck...hope this helped...Kim, RN, BSN, gyn surgical nurse, team leader.
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 09/25/2006 11:20 AM

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cindy49

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I HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAVE FIBROIDS IN MY UTERUS AND OVARIES, I AM HAVING BAD BACK PAIN, AND PAIN IN MY OVARIES, I BLEED 23 DAYS OUT OF THE MONTH, AND HAVE CLOTTING, MY DOCTOR REFUSES A HYSTERECTOMY, I AM 50 YEARS OLD, AND I COULD USE ANY ADVICE ANYONE COULD GIVE ME, THANK YOU CINDY 49
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 07/14/2005 10:29 PM

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lucinda1

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hi Pam, my name is Cindy. Sorry to hear that the surgery didn't go as you would have liked. I'm 47 with 5 fibroids. My Dr. has (I guess you could say) jerked me around the last few years. Would only say that the next step was a hysterectomy. Maybe at my age thats the answer, but I've seen the same Dr. for almost 30 years and am not sure he has my best interest at heart. I have made an appt. with a female Dr. next week because I want to be sure there isn't any other alternative for me. I just found this web sight to night and had no idea my back aches could be from this. I hope I can be intouch with women that have the same condition because i have had no one to talk to that understands. Trust me... my husband doesn't want to hear or talk about things like this
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 07/06/2005 03:09 PM

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james30

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hi this is pam. im 51 and i have fibroids also.i went to the dr yesterdy and they burned one out but couldnt get the other 2 out because they saw a lot of bleeding.,and yes they do cause back pain..........i have to go back and have a uterine surgery in about a weekText


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 12/19/2004 08:20 AM

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Blondi1336

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Very possible. My own fibroids were diagnosed before the back pain started. When the back pain did start, daytime pain relief was controlled with 800mg ibuprofin prescribed by my obgyn & nightime relief was controlled by sleeping with a pillow between my legs. Since having my hyst. in Sept., I've been totally pain free. p.s.: I found a great friend here on the forum who said she went thru almost a whole year with tremendous back pain to find that it WAS fibroids that caused it. Sherri
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 12/11/2004 10:33 AM

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Diane62

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The reason I went to the doctor outside of my annual physical was the lower back pain I was having. This went on for awhile, I was thinking it was poor fitting shoes, then I thought it was my posture, etc. Then I starting having right hip pain in about the same area - thus called my physican to schedule an appointment before my yearly appointment came up. Once he felt inside he said that fibroids were causing my pain in my side and lower back. He said normally I should also experience pain during intercourse with those fibroids, however I wasn't. I did have a hysterectomy - took everything but one ovary. The uterus was full of fibroids, a fibroid was also attached to my bladder, (which is why 2 times prior to the surgery I didn't make it to the bathroom in time - but I didn't put the two together) and the left ovary had a cyst. I'm 42- married, no children and don't want any kids - so this surgery was a good thing for me!!!!!
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 12/11/2004 08:30 AM

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b1soyh44

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Can someone out there tell me if it is common for Uterine Fribroids to cause extreme pain in the lower back? This pain has been going on for 10 weeks now. Are my fribroids getting worse, bigger? Are there any other options other than hysterectomy?
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