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In May 2010 I was diagnosed with fibroid tumors the size of a 14 wk fetus. How large would it be now?

By Anonymous February 14, 2012 - 10:28am
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question and welcome!

The goods news about uterine fibroids (if it can be considered "good news") is that they are very common and most are harmless, even though they can have some very uncomfortable symptoms/risks like:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Feeling of pelvic pressure
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Clots in menstrual flow
  • Long periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Increased cramping during periods
  • Pain during sex
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Enlarged uterus, giving the appearance of pregnancy
  • Low back or leg pain
  • Infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes
  • Miscarriage

Iron-deficiency anemia may develop if bleeding is heavy.

Have you had your fibroid evaluated since 2010? If not, should should. Fibroids can shrink or gain in size at any time so we cannot tell you what size it would be now.

Do you feel any of the symptoms (or others) listed above?



February 14, 2012 - 11:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Actually I have every symptom listed except miscarriage. EVERYONE of them. Terrible heavy, heavy periods, I have to wear tampons and pads together. Extreme cramp pain with excessively huge clots, breakthrough bleeding for 7 days, very frequent urination, severe low back pain. Hard to sleep due to pelvic pain and pressure like a downward pulling sensation even when walking, standing or sitting, constipation and anemia. Accompanied by headache and nausea. I haven't been able to get pregnant with absolutely no birth control. And I have gained weight.

February 14, 2012 - 12:10pm
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