Numerous Myometrial Fibroid Masses No Symptoms

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Created On: 09/04/2008 12:05 AM

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 09/07/2008 01:04 PM

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joriannb

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Thank you so much for your advice. Four years ago at age 47, after my first ultra sound indicated a midly enlarged uterus due to fibroids, I consulted with an OB/GYN and she recommended a hysterectomy. I left her office in complete disbelief. Again, I was experiencing absolutely no symptoms, I choose the "wait and watch approach". I continue to have annual PAP's and pelvic exams and a utrasound every two years to monitor my fibroids, my Internist does this for me. I do not have an OB/GYN and probably need to find a good one that I can trust.Knowledge, research and advice are powerful tools when making major healthcare decisons, I love this website.I thank all of you who take the time to post!Joriannb
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 09/06/2008 01:06 PM

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Hi Joriann, If there is no other medical reason for you have treatment for the fibroids, and you have no symptoms, I would not do anything at this time. You are correct in saying that fibroids shrink significantly after menopause. The uterus also shrinks after menopause. Unless you become symptomatic I would do nothing right now. Kim, RN, GYN Team Leader
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 09/04/2008 12:05 AM

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joriannb

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Hi,I am desperate need of advice. I have been watching my fibroid tumors for four years, I have had three ultrasounds. Last week the ultrasound results indicated numerous myometrial masses, most of which could not be visualized well enough to measure. I have three large subserosal masses that have not changed much in two years, the largest measuring 5.5cm x 5.4cm x 5.4 cm (the size of oranges). I have an ovarian cyst 18mm, and a uterus larger than can be measured on ultrasound, I am assuming it's because of the fibroids? I have no symptoms, believe it or not. I know so many of you have terrible symptoms that have posted on this web site! I am 51 years old with no signs of being perimenopausal, but I know it is imminent due to my age. I have read that fibroids will shrink up to 50% after menopause.Do my fibroids need to be treated since I am close to menopause. Has anyone expierenced a similar dilemma. I am not anxious to put myself through painful treatment's, hormone thearpy or surgery without symptoms. Is there any harm in leaving well enough alone. I am scheduled to consult with two GYN's next week but would like other opinion's/experiences if possible.Any advice is welcome!
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