Large Fibroid Symptoms

How does the size of an ovarian cyst affect you? The questions you want answering are whether its size could affect your chances of getting pregnant. Whether it could be cancerous and whether you need surgery. Now before you can even begin to get these answers, you need to get along to the doctors for an ultrasound which is the only way to know its exact size. If you are diagnosed as having a large ovarian cyst then you need to know your options, since a large ovarian cyst is more prone to be painful or to rupture.

Now there are a few types of ovarian cysts that you should be aware of, and they are as follows:

1.Follicular cysts which can grow to over 2 inches but are not normally painful

2.Cystadenomas cysts which are formed from cells on the outside of the ovary. They are often filled with fluid and can grow large and be very painful

3.Dermoid cysts which are cysts that are formed of different cells. It is possible for them to contain hair, teeth and other tissue which all forms part of the cyst. They can be extremely painful.

Although all of the above cysts can be painful they are unlikely to be cancerous and they are not permanent. There is no need to live a life with cysts because the majority of them will go away of their own accord and the good news is that there are natural treatments, that you can do yourself at home, that will both ease any pain that you have and also help to shrink the cysts and get rid of them.

If you are diagnosed  with a large ovarian cyst then you will most likely be offered medication or surgery by your doctor. But don't jump to the conclusion that these are your only options. Both of these options have their downsides. The problem is that the medication offered will most likely be hormonal and this can often create side effects and can actually aggravate the cyst and make it worse, and secondly surgery is costly and not without slight risks, and quite often the cysts can reappear.

Many women are led to believe that medication and surgery are the only choices when it comes to dealing with a large ovarian cyst, but believe me when I say that there are natural treatments that are proven to successfully shrink the cyst and prevent it from recurring. You don't have to live a life of pain, bloating and feelings of nausea, if you take action now, you can start to change your life for the better.


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38 Responses to Large Fibroid Symptoms

  1. MonicaMA says:

    has anyone used the birth control pills yasmin or yaz? I’ve had several bad symptoms, can it be the pills?
    I was on the yasmin for 1yr. with very heavy bleeding and bad migraines. but then the doctor changed it to yaz because my ins. didn’t cover yasmin anymore. So the migraines continued and so did the bleeding, but 2yrs. ago I stopped the pill for 1 week and got pregnant. after I found out I was pregnant they found out that I had a large fibroid in my uterus which cause me a lot of trouble in my pregnancy. Also I had stones and a infection in my kidneys , that almost caused me to miscarriagee my baby at 5 months. after I had the baby I kept taking the pills and 1yr. later I have not 1 but 2 fibroids, and lots of stress and anxiety. I just stopped taking these pills 5 months ago because the doctors said that the tumors keep getting bigger because of the hormones in the pill. Has anyone had something similiar happen to them. I still don’t know if the pill is to blame!

  2. Rita M says:

    I have a large fibroid ..I was told I cannot get pregnant because it is too large, I have no symptoms, I menst
    I have a large fibroid ..I was told I cannot get pregnant because it is too large, I have no symptoms, I menstruate normally .. I have no pain .. Im also 53 no changes yet .. can I possibly get pregnant .. should I worry?

    • Q says:

      Yes, it’s still always possible you could get pregnant–but the fibroid would prevent you being able to carry a pregnancy. So to avoid any trouble, you should probably continue to use birth control, even though the chances of pregnancy are really really small.

  3. fransou19 says:

    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    - I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • marycontrary9 says:

      You need to direct these questions to your doctor.

      Generally, people on Answer Yahoo aren’t intelligent enough to write complete sentences, much less offer medical advice, answer questions or give opinions.

      Good luck… wait til Tuesday!!!!!!

  4. fransou19 says:

    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELPPPPPPPPPPPP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    - I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • Hungry Man says:

      Fibroids are clumps of uterine extra tissue overgrowths, some do not cause any discomfort and the ones that are larger and that will need to be surgically removed through an incision like a c-section to basically go into the uterus . If you are 26 years old, and want children, make sure that they leave your ovaries, tubes and uterus intact and NOT TO REMOVE THEM and only remove the fibroids. However, if your doctor suggests that something be removed so the fibroids don’t come back and start growing again? Ask him what your options are. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor all the questions you have. Make a short list and take it with you to your appointment. Be ready with some questions.

      You will be OK. Have faith, and speak to someone at Social Security and start some benefits, you need to speak to a counselor, a dietician, and you need alot of support, emotional and medically. And try to have someone with you all the time, because you shouldn’t be alone in this.

  5. XYZ says:

    Rare cancer was not diagnosed for a long time?
    I have a rare ovarian cancer that was not diagnosed after seeing four gynecologists. My ultrasound was misread and the radiologist said the growth was a benign fibroid. I am so sad because I tried soo hard to get help from the doctors and suffered with many symptoms. Finally the last doctor opened me up and found and a large tumor. I’m stage 3. How can I get past the what-ifs and concentrate on my recovery?

    • Em says:

      Receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult and life changing. Fortunately, medical advances have made treatments more effective. Women diagnosed in the earliest stages have a five-year survival rate of nearly 93 percent, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
      Until recently, ovarian cancer was known as a “silent killer” because it usually wasn’t found until it had spread to other areas of your body. But new evidence shows that most women may have symptoms even in the early stages, and awareness of symptoms may hopefully lead to earlier detection.
      Early detection is important; still, only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found before tumor growth has spread beyond the ovaries. Your chance of surviving ovarian cancer is better if the cancer is found early.

      Treatment of ovarian cancer usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
      Surgery
      In most cases, you’ll want to have a gynecologic oncologist perform ovarian cancer surgery because they often have more training and experience with this type of operation.
      Chemotherapy
      After surgery, you’ll most likely be treated with chemotherapy — drugs designed to kill any remaining cancer cells. The initial regimen for ovarian cancer includes the combination of carboplatin (Paraplatin) and paclitaxel (Taxol) injected into the bloodstream (intravenous administration). Clinical trials have found that this combination is effective, though researchers are continually looking for ways to improve on it. A more intensive regimen has recently been shown to improve survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer by combining standard intravenous chemotherapy with chemotherapy injected directly into the abdominal cavity through a catheter placed at the time of the initial operation. This intra-abdominal infusion exposes hard-to-reach cancer cells to higher levels of chemotherapy than can be reached intravenously.

      Lifestyle and home remedies
      Eating well
      Good nutrition is especially important for people undergoing cancer treatment. But eating well can be difficult for a time if your treatment includes chemotherapy or radiation therapy. You may feel nauseated or lose your appetite, and foods may taste bland or unpleasant. You may find that the last thing you want to do is plan meals.Even so, eating well during cancer treatment can help you maintain your stamina and your ability to cope with the side effects of treatments. Good nutrition may also help you prevent infections and remain more active.
      Remember these strategies for eating well when you don’t feel well:
      * Eat protein-rich foods. Foods high in protein can help build and repair body tissues. Choices include eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter, lean meat, poultry, fish, beans and lentils.
      * Keep an open mind about the foods you might eat. Something that is unappealing today might taste better to you next week.
      * When you do feel well, make the most of it. Eat as many healthy foods as you can. Prepare meals that you can easily freeze and reheat. Also look for low-fat frozen dinners and other prepared foods.
      * Pack calories into the foods you eat. For example, spread butter, jam or honey on bread. Sprinkle foods with chopped nuts.
      * Eat smaller amounts of food more frequently. If you can’t face the thought of a large meal, try eating small amounts of food more often. Keep fruits and vegetables handy for snacking.
      Staying active
      Even if you don’t feel well, try to stay physically active. A regular, short walk or climbing the stairs can keep your muscles from deteriorating due to lack of use. Exercise can also help prevent fatigue and depression and reduce anxiety.
      In addition, activities that require repetitive movement, such as swimming, can produce a mental state similar to that achieved with meditation. The same is true of yoga and other stretching exercises.
      I’m sorry it’s so long but I wanted to make sure you have a fighting chance. your attitude is good, move on & fight.

  6. Anon Speaker says:

    Abdominal Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroid Tumors?
    I have done my research, so I am really looking for answers based on the personal experience of other women. PLEASE, serious responses only.

    Background: I’m 34 and I have uterine fibroid tumors, diagnosed by internal ultrasound. 2 of the 3 are quite large. 1 is pedunculated. I know that small, asymptomatic fibroids are commonly left untreated, but in my case, my doctor recommends removal because of the size and my symptoms. My symptoms include pain, enlarged abdomen, bladder/urinary issues, pain during intercourse and even tampon use, dysfunctional vaginal bleeding (like a period, but for 2+ wks of the month, in addition to my week-long, heavy period), etc. My doctor also recommends surgery because removal will increase my chances (from my current state) of being able to conceive later.

    In my case, my doctor determined that the only surgery available to me is abdominal myomectomy. (There are less evasive treatments including medications and laparoscopy, but I do not qualify for them.) This surgery involves a 4-5″ horizontal incision in my abdomen and an incision in the uterine wall once the uterus is lifted out through the incision. If I am later able to conceive, and if I successfully carry a child near term, I will have to have a planned C-section birth a few weeks early due to the weakening of the uterine wall.

    I know there are risks as with any surgery (blood loss, anesthesia issues, etc.). The possible complications for this specific surgery include infertilization, unexpected hysterectomy, excessive scar tissue, recurrence of the fibroids, etc. For me, my desire for a normal quality of life and my hope of having children both outweigh the risks.

    My questions are:

    (1) How long will this surgery take to recover (i.e., when may I walk and sleep without excruciating pain, return to the desk part of my job, exercise – cardio, situps)? My research says it takes 2-6 weeks to return to work, varying from person to person. I am healthy, relatively active, and have a fairly high tolerance of pain. Can anyone similar to me describe the approximate recovery time?

    (2) What other personal experience can you share (i.e., post-surgery pregnancy, infertilization, surgery complications, recurrence, pregnancy complications/miscarriage, etc.)?

    (3) If you did experience infertilization (not caused by unexpected hysterectomy), is In Vitro still an option?

    THANK YOU!!

  7. Koal Kottentail says:

    Menopause, fibrosis! Scared young ‘Woman in training’?
    Today I had lady talk with my mother, and ladies, you might consider me foolish or a time waster to ask this but, it regards my fear of menopause and fibrosis (blushing), even though I’m only 21. (Answerer’s thinking: “Is she dumb”)
    My mother (age 48), had a hysterectomy 2 years ago, they removed her womb and saved her ovaries, she had a large fibroid. I reacted to it emotionally, more than she because it triggered a fear that I shall inherently experience the same thing; in addition to the fact I would not imagine my mother having to have a missing organ.

    1. Is Uterine fibrosis genetic, can they be avoided, my grandmother never had anything at all and didn’t experience menopause symptoms at all her period just stopped at 60. Can it skip a generation? (stats have shown among women who are African/black descent are more prone to fibrosis, I’m African).

    2. I DO NOT want to get a fibroid, I’ve heard they have been linked to eating hormone laced and chemically heavy-processed foods, and specifically for black women and diary products hold a connection with uterine issues apparently. (My diet is very plant/fruit based, with whole grain, yam, plantain for starch, and I avoid cow diary and consume organic Goat diary products and eat lean meat) How can I avoid fibrosis?

    3. I don’t want to experience menopause… Hell I don’t want to age badly (So shallow), can one be a verile attractive old lady? My mother and my grandmother look youthful and are in good shape, however since my mother has been the first to go through this procedure I don’t know how that will effect her when she hits her 50′s and 60`s? (I don’t want her body to breakdown on her)

    4. I had an ultra sound with my doctor, the results showed no fibrosis or cysts, however she said I have a small uterus, is that an issue? She said it was nothing, comparable to women having different breast sizes, but still, I’m wondering.

  8. queen-E says:

    Will a mammogram hurt my unborn child? ?
    I have had so many symptoms of pregnancy missed period,nauseous,very moody,changes in my breast,the next months bleeding, i had a pinkish blood and i only spotted for a few days. my stomach feel bigger too. I told my doctor all this he did a blood test and it came back negative. He had me take a mammogram anyway knowing i could be pregnant. I also have large fibroid tumors. If i am, will the large fibroid tumors protect the baby from radiation? My first child i had i never found out till i was 3 and half months pregnant with him. All the test i would have with my son came back negative just like this one. Please can someone help me? I’m so worried!!!
    I for got something i think I’m eight weeks far along I had sex DEC 7th of 2008.
    Sunshine how far along were you? Your answer makes me feel better.
    I had sex on DEC 7th my period was due DEC 18th through 20th missed my period for DEC. In Jan on the 17th my first bleeding was pinkish color. I only spotted for a few days. I did tell my Doctor about my first child my son all my symptoms and how my test would come back negative for months.
    Also will my large fibroid tumors shield my unborn child from radiation?

    • Pippin says:

      Mammograms are pretty low in radiation.

      The real question here is a) ARE you pregnant and b) do you need the mammogram?

      If it’s routine, I’d probably wait until you can confirm or rule out pregnancy (it sounds like you aren’t, but the doctor could do a blood test or ultrasound [if you're a couple of months along] to be sure.)

      If it’s important (you have a history of breastcancer, or a previous mamogram was suspicious) then you need to weigh the risks of doing the test against the risks of NOT doing it.

  9. le says:

    someone help; am i pregnant?
    i am very confused. ive been taking the birth control pill for a few years now and as i was travelling for 6weeks this summer i decided i would take my pill two months in a row without taking a 7day break as i didnt want to have my period while travelling.

    when i was in the middle of my 2ND month i stated to have my period even though i was still taking the pill, it lasted over a week and for just a few hours a day, i was told my pill was probably not strong enough to hold off my period. it has now been 5weeks since i finished that month supply of the pill and my period still hasn’t come? my stomach is hard and swollen and looks the same as my friends who is 4 months pregnant and ive lower back pains but no other pregnancy symptoms. i took a test just now and its negative.

    the thing is my boyfriend wasn’t away with me while i was away so i wasn’t not having sex in those six weeks so my initial thought was i must be pregnant since before i went away because the size of my stomach but im home only 3weeks so i would not have a bump if i had only conceived then. the test is saying negative even though i think im at least 9 weeks pregnant it is driving me insane. i was told sometimes a large fibroid can feel and look like a pregnancy, but this is not very common. anyone any advice?????? i cant got to the doctor 2day and need advice asap

    • angel69 says:

      Your real period could be a bit late and maybe that’s why your tummy is swollen it s not uncommon for this to happen but go to your doctor to out your mind at rest, take a water sample with you the best time is your first flow in the morning as this is when it is best to detect pregnancy you can also get it done at the chemist and they can tell you straight away good luck

  10. MEM says:

    I had an ultrasound scan & it showed 5cm submucosal fibroid. What treatment options do I have?
    I also have Factor V Leiden & Lupus anticoagulant. Due to these, ANY kind of hormone therapy is not allowed. I’m 32 and have no children. I would like to be able to have them if I can (someday). My Dr says to “wait & see”. Anemia, pelvic pain, pressure, heavy bleeding & large clots are unbearable & I’m confined to bed for 24-48 hours of my period. I only have symptoms during my period, the rest of the month – I am fine. Pain has persisted for at least 8 months.
    cannot take Lupron, it is a hormone. Factor V Leiden patients cannot take hormones due to the increased risk of blood clots.

    • BSB_Baby_Love says:

      Have you tried asking if you are a candidate for a myomectomy? A myomectomy is a surgery to remove just the fibroid itself. As a note, if they actually have to cut into the cavity of your uterus during the surgery, you will not be able to deliver any future babies vaginally. So as long as you can live with having a C-Section when you have a baby, this could be an option for you.

      If surgery is not an option, you could try a drug called Lupron, which sometimes is useful for shrinking the fibroid and relieving your symptoms.

  11. sasakasa1975 says:

    Confusing U/S?
    I don’t know whether or not I am still pregnant and wanted to know if anyone has gone through this experience.
    My hubby and I found out we were pregnant in Dec 06 the day before New Year’s. We went for an u/s b/c I started spotting at five weeks and there was no heartbeat and fetal pole. At eight weeks we went back b/c I was spotting again. There was a heartbeat 121 hp/m and a gestational sac and fetal pole. They estimated the gestational sac to be at 7 weeks. I started spotting again at 10 weeks, went for a u/s and they don’t see a heartbeat and detect the fetal pole and gestational sac are at 7 weeks and 4 days. I was told I had a missed miscarriage.
    I still have my symptoms of pregnancy (bloated tummy could be due to large uterine fibroid of 9cm), but no sore breasts no vomitting etc.
    My OBGYN wants me to go for another u/s in a few days to determine whether my pregnancy is non-viable b/c I haven’t expelled the baby and I am just spotting not bleeding heavily. Any thoughts?

    • veronica c says:

      They probably want to do another ultra sound because of the confusion from the last two, you will probably have to undergo a d @ c…. a procedure where they scrape the inside of the uterus to shed the remainder of the pregnancy.

  12. lilmomma_babigurl says:

    Am I finally pregnant?
    I took 2 HPT tests. Both different brands. BOTH came back with very faint lines confirming a postive. Also had the following symptoms: Extremly sore breasts, so bad it hurst putting a bra on or off, exhausted. I sleep 8-10 hours a night and still feel really tired, especially in the afternoon. Heartburn, gassy, craving hot peppers, peeing all the time. I don’t need someone to tell me to go to the dr. I am calling first thing in the a.m.Just want to know who else experienced this and was pregnant. Can ANYTHING else give a postive on 2 different tests? Does the faint line matter? Also haven’t missed my period yet. Due the 28th of this month. Also battling large cysts nad a fibroid. Could either of these cause a postive? Please DO NOT answer with anything negative. I am a mom of a 6yr old. It’s just been a while, and we have been told for a while that I probably couldn’t conceive because of scar tissue and having PID 2x’s. No STD’s or other infections either!
    So I called the dr. and of course they took my info and said someone would call me back. AHHH! I hate the wait. After PID 2x’s, several cysts that were bigger than my ovaries, recently a large fibroid, and all sorts of meds, 4 pregnancy tests later, all positive! So yea I am thinking I am pregnant, BUT I am scared to get my hopes up just yet. I am do on the 28th for AF and I have a hostory of loosing them bw 6 and 8 weeks. Say a pray and I will get all posted. Thanks for all your wonderful support!

    • Wishin 4 Our Little Angel says:

      Congratulations MOMMY to be again!!!!!! – Your pregnant hun. I also had PID only once and we have been ttc for over a year and have had no BFP. I go for a dye test in early april to see if therse any blockage. SO the PID caused scarring and thats why you couldnt conceive naturally???…..Just wondering?…Acturally i started to worry there think well we wount be able to conceive either…but heck what the heck am i talking about!…YOU CONCEIVED NATURALLY!..WOO HOO!

  13. Elsa says:

    Dr. wants me to go on Ortho T with Depo, denies intramural fibroids symtomatic. 2nd opinion?
    A month ago I suddenly had severe cramps, with two large blood clots. I passed out and was taken to the hospital.
    I started a heavy period despite being on Depo Provera.
    My period has gone on for about 26 days now.
    My family doctor ordered an ultrasound which found a grape sized intramural fibroid. He sent me to a gyn he knows.
    She, while being condescending, and rude, told me that intramural fibroids cause no symptoms, and though I have two months of Depo in me, wants me to go on Ortho Trycycline. She says the symptoms are from the depo not working, though it worked fine for the last 10 months before the incident I described.
    This seems to be a dangerously high amount of hormones to have in my body.
    Also I know that intramural fibroids DO cause the same symptoms I am experiencing.
    Also, wont the estrogen in the ortho cause any fibroids to grow?
    Should I get a second opinion, or trust my family doctors faith in her?

    • Phill says:

      Actually Submural and Subserosal fibroids do not tend to cause any symptoms. however your Depo Provera can be a problem and you can develop heavy break through bleeding due to a tollerance being developed to the depo. Hvae you considered the use of the Mirena IUCD coil as an effective method to prevent bleeding.

      fibroids tend to shrink as oestrogen levels drop towards menopause, so unless cause continued problems surgical intervention is not always necessary. i would try the Ortho and see if it helps, if not return to your GP

  14. XYZ says:

    My cancer not diagnosed?
    I have a rare ovarian cancer that was not diagnosed after seeing four gynecologists. My ultrasound was misread and the radiologist said the growth was a benign fibroid. I am so sad because I tried soo hard to get help from the doctors and suffered with many symptoms. Finally the last doctor opened me up and found and a large tumor. I’m stage 3. How can I get past the what-ifs and concentrate on my recovery?

    • Doll says:

      Sorry i have no idea but i just wanted to say that i’m so sorry that you have cancer and you’re a unbelieveabley strong person. take care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

  15. needful thing says:

    women only. Men would not stomach it?
    i am still bleeding,bright red blood and very large clots. 93 day now. It does vary. I do have a fibroid – it took ages to find as, apart from bleeding my main symptoms were psychiatric, I have been driven to catching all the clots in a jar, so they can see I am not making it up. I am so sick of it. I do not believe an IUD would help at all, in fact I am sure my body would reject it. I have lost 100ml + blood today, and have to wear a female diaper/nappy. i am so sick of being fobbed off as neurotic. As of two weeks ago, my bloods and liver function are normal – low iron though.
    What annoys me is that I have had to demand and ultrasound, now have had to demand a hysteroscope and biopsy. I have had cancer of cervix, cured by cone-biopsy. do not have option or seeing another doctor on public health system ( Australia). In pain and sick. worse labelled by psychiatric shit
    yes 93 days straight. bleeding varies though- sometimes little, sometimes huge
    sorry Dj big dog. I did warn you. but thank you for your sympathy
    yes I am on elective surgery for hysterectomy. But may have to wait 10-12 months. Thankyou for your response. Was in ER 3 weeks ago – same reason- they can’t do anything, it is up to the ob/gyns and their golf schedule.

    • ♥ neionix ♥ says:

      You need to get on someone’s azz about letting you see another doctor. That’s bullsh!t that you have to go through all that, and all the blood loss is definitely not healthy, and you should be in an emergency room right now. I went through the same thing with my old doctor and after tons of misdiagnoses from her and other morons, I found an amazing doctor, but I ended up having a hysterectomy at 28 years old.

  16. Ddddd Fffffff says:

    Constent bladder pressure with negitive urinary tract infection?
    I’m a 38 year old who last week develop what I thought was a urinary track infection. I was running to the bathroom every 5 minutes as I had a constent urge to urinate but when I did only a few drops would come out. I went to my MD and they tested me for an Urinary track infection but it came back negative. By the weekend I was going crazy as I was unable to sleep it was so bad and I went to the ER. Again they tested me for a UTI and it came back negative. They did an ultrasound to see if my bladder was distended but it was completely empty. They gave me Detrol to calm my nerves in my bladder but it did not work at all.They did a cat scan and all that showed was large fibroids in my uterus. The ER told me it could ether be my fibroid or a bladder issue. I’m so frustrated now as I have had the fibroids for years so why now would they all of a sudden bother me so? It just does not make sense. Then this “bladder issue” what could it be that would just come on all of a sudden and be so severe? Except for the CONSTENT urge to urinate ALL the time I have no other symptoms…

    • Alice Baby says:

      Ask your doctor if you need an urtheral widening. I needed this procedure 3 times before it became perminant, but it improved my bladder issues quite a bit.

      Had urinnary frequency, nothing coming out, also lack of notice – just suddenly needing to go – with or without infections.

      good luck

  17. fransou19 says:

    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELPPPPPPPPPPPP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    - I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • Tink says:

      Its a fibroid – not the type that leads to cancer – and some of the other abdominal symptoms you have are related to it.

      Its not uncommon at all – and yours is not even all that large compared to some.

      Sometimes they do laser surgury to remove them – but they are usually not considered serious at all. Sometimes birth control pills keep the symptoms under control. I’m guessing folks are going to suggest vitex and black cohosh – I would avoid those – you might make things worse.

      Inhale deeply – exhale fully.
      The chances are very good you will be fine, and having children.

      Good Luck and Be Well
      Tink

  18. chelsea says:

    fibroids question?
    i’ve read the symptoms of fibroids and was wondering if there is a good chance i might have them. i have heavy bleeding during menstruation, it says in severe cases heavy bleeding may last as long as two weeks that seems about right to me cause my last period lasted 19 days and was heavy. it says that large fibroids can also cause pressure and pain in the abdomen or lower back that sometimes feels like menstrual cramps and my abdomen always hurts. it says also pelvic cramping or pain with periods i have that. also that sudden severe pain due to a pedunculated fibroid and i have sudden severe pain. whatcha think? =/

    • P r e s i d e n t says:

      My mom has very large fibroids. On her period, she uses super plus tampons and pads too. She’s in pain alot. Your symptoms suggest you may have fibroids, but to be sure you need to see a gunecologist. Get them removed while they’re small[er].

  19. Hoping he will bless me with #1 says:

    I just came back from getting my blood drawn. What are normal progesterone and other hormone levels?
    Like always, I am putting the cart before the horse. I want to be mentally prepared for any result that I get. They said it will take three days or so to get the progesterone results back, so I am assuming I’ll know something by Friday.

    I’m not sure what all tests my doctor ordered, but I know for sure he did progesterone. I also so something that said TSH or something like that. There were a couple of others too. Where can I find information on what normal progesterone levels are?

    I am 30 and have PCOS. I was diagnosed with it almost 10 yeras ago. I also have a fibroid that is a little larger than a golf ball and I found that out last year. So my doctor is taking tests to see if I am for sure ovulating. He did an ultrasound yesterday and said he saw a follicle??? However, I am due for my period on 03/17 and I have the usual symptoms now so don’t ask but he said we should be having sex during this time because it’s about to rupture or will soon.

    • Smiley says:

      Hi, I also have PCOS just diagnosed after coming off the pill 1 year ago I am now seeing a fertility doctor cause of my hormone levels which can be out of wack due to PCOS. I say if your TTC see an RE doc who can get you on the right path.

      Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman, both non-pregnant and pregnant. So the levels can only be averages and they change with the timing of the cycle. In general, the midluteal (middle of the second half of the cycle) progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be as high as 20 ng/ml. In a pregnancy cycle, it should be greater than 10 to 12 ng/ml to have a better chance of a good pregnancy outcome, but in general, we like to see 16 or over.

      Hope this info helps you out. Good luck. <3

  20. Ddddd Fffffff says:

    Constent bladder pressure with negitive urinary tract infection?
    I’m a 38 year old who last week develop what I thought was a urinary track infection. I was running to the bathroom every 5 minutes as I had a content urge to urinate but when I did only a few drops would come out. I went to my MD and they tested me for an Urinary track infection but it came back negative. By the weekend I was going crazy as I was unable to sleep it was so bad and I went to the ER. Again they tested me for a UTI and it came back negative. They did an ultrasound to see if my bladder was distended but it was completely empty. They gave me Detrol to calm my nerves in my bladder but it did not work at all.They did a cat scan and all that showed was large fibroids in my uterus. The ER told me it could ether be my fibroid or a bladder issue. I’m so frustrated now as I have had the fibroids for years so why now would they all of a sudden bother me so? It just does not make sense. Then this “bladder issue” what could it be that would just come on all of a sudden and be so severe? Except for the CONSENT urge to urinate ALL the time I have no other symptoms.

  21. Ddddd Fffffff says:

    Constent bladder pressure with negitive urinary tract infection?
    I’m a 38 year old who last week develop what I thought was a urinary track infection. I was running to the bathroom every 5 minutes as I had a constent urge to urinate but when I did only a few drops would come out. I went to my MD and they tested me for an Urinary track infection but it came back negative. By the weekend I was going crazy as I was unable to sleep it was so bad and I went to the ER. Again they tested me for a UTI and it came back negative. They did an ultrasound to see if my bladder was distended but it was completely empty. They gave me Detrol to calm my nerves in my bladder but it did not work at all.They did a cat scan and all that showed was large fibroids in my uterus. The ER told me it could ether be my fibroid or a bladder issue. I’m so frustrated now as I have had the fibroids for years so why now would they all of a sudden bother me so? It just does not make sense. Then this “bladder issue” what could it be that would just come on all of a sudden and be so severe? Except for the CONSTENT urge to urinate ALL the time I have no other symptoms.

    • shellbo says:

      There is a bladder condition called I.C. (interstitial cystitis) where the lining of your bladder is weakened. You should look it up and get treatment. The medication you take for it is Elmiron, also you can get treatments at a doctors office for 4 weeks up to twice a week. They can insert a small cather into your bladder and give you a mixture of Lidocaine (a numbing agent), and other medicines that will numb your bladder. Look up I.C. or Elmiron and see if you have those symptoms.

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