I have been told that I have 3 large fibroid tumors in my uterus. The OB/Gyn I saw last week has given me the following options: myomectomy, laproscopy, lupron injections or an arterial procedure. I have a friend who had the lupron injections and I'm not very excited about the injections, nor the menopause effects. My mom had a hysterectomy. The laproscopy and arterial procedures are still a bit experimental and may hinder conception or complications.
Because I am single and 31, the jury is still out for children. I really don't think I want them, but who knows and so a hysterectomy is off the table.
The pill, which I though would be an option, is not b/c although it would make my periods easier, the estrogen & progesterone can make the tumors bigger.
I have a second opinion appt. next Friday and then we will go from there.
After finding out about this a couple of weeks ago from my family physician and following the ultrasound, the way I have been feeling makes total sense. I have had horrible cramps, extreme flow and extended periods, sometimes 2x a month. The rest of the time, the bloaty belly that I thought came w/turning 30 is those little boogers, along w/the constant pressure and back pain. Plus, they are somehow putting pressure on my urinary and gastrointestinal tracts! And I have become queen of colon cleaners!
YAY!!!!! Anyway, my first thought is to get them taken out, but I would love to get input from others who have dealt w/this. I'm looking for any input anyone can give on their experiences.