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i have just come back from a scan where i was diagonsed of having "Multiple intra-Mural/subserosal fibroid masess noted in myometrium. the leading one measuring about 42by42 mm in size. Please what is the meaning of this.

By March 29, 2011 - 11:17am
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just last year i had a scan and was told i did not have fibroid how did this happen. Please help me. Am loosing my mind. Am a very fat woman weighing over 130kg and will be 37 in august. Please what will i do can i ever be able to have a child?

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Dear Anonymous,
I can understand your fears. But, you are doing the right thing by seeing your doctor. Even here, in the U.S., the technicians at scanning centers cannot and will not tell patients the results of the scans. I can confirm this from personal experience. I have lost count of how many CT scans and MRI scans I have had. Talk with your doctor about the treatments for the multiple fibroids, what treatments are available, and if you indeed need treatment. I don't know in what country you live and if surgery is necessary, if getting treatment in another country is an option for you. Please keep in touch.

March 30, 2011 - 6:04am

Hi Kif,
When you were told the results of this scan, did your doctor explain what subserosal fibroids are and how they will impact your health? Did you ask your doctor the questions that you have just asked now...what caused the fibroids to develop and if you can conceive?
Your doctor is the best person to speak with and who will best know if you can conceive. Be confident to ask questions and have explanations repeated until you fully understand. Having information can relieve your fears.
Subserosal fibroids are one type of uterine fibroids, which is a condition that affects at least one in every four women.They usually develop in the outside covering of the uterus. Intramural fibroids develop within the walls of the uterus.
Again, your doctor needs to explain the scan results with you. determine if treatment is necessary and if the fibroids will interfere with fertility. Please talk with your doctor so that you can have peace of mind.

March 29, 2011 - 5:03pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Dear Maryann,
thank you for the comment. I shall see my doctor today. I went to the scan center where the scan was carried out but was not told the meaning of the result; just that I have fibroids. So I looked at the result and got scared. In my country women have died trying to remove the fibroids, some have had operations but it came back bigger than it was before, so naturally I became afriad. I don't want to go for an operation I have never had one in my life, please what do I do?

March 29, 2011 - 8:23pm
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