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Uterine Fibroids

By June 25, 2010 - 7:14am
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I have been dianosed with uterine fibroids and I was wondering why some women get this complaint and others don't. Could you please tell me why this is so?

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After their findings of uterine fibroid, the doctor asked me numerous questions about my condition. the fill in doctor whom I saw on the day of my appointment needed to give me internal examination vaginally, the doctor was going to measure the width and length of cavity down there. I started to feel sharp pain running down my left and right leg, the doctor then stopped examination and said that I would have to under go surgery via general anesthetic and that the surgery would take up to 30 minutes or more depending on what they find up there. So in the mean time before the actual day of day surgery I had to rest up as much as I could and diet, dieting isn't that easy I watch what I eat do constant walking every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday. I don't eat meat every day and there are meals that are vegetarian I want to become a full vegetarian because I'm not having any more children. Well enough of that and getting back to my condition. The day arrived for day surgery they seemed to have a bit of trouble putting me to sleep. Then finally I went to sleep. They scraped out left over junk from hence when I had Samuel. I was given when Samuel was born medicine to rectify any infection that may occur and so I don't cramp up, I think they froze that area. But you see the freeze doesn't last forever and last year is when it started to affect me and the cramping were beginning. When they finally put me to sleep not only did I have scraping but also a biopsy and a camera up the vaginal cavity. I forget the proper term for this.

September 25, 2010 - 2:28am

Thank you cary for the information it is a great help.

June 25, 2010 - 7:01pm

Hi Wizzy

It is not know exactly what causes fibroids. They do seem to shrink after menopause, so it is thought that hormones may stimulate their growth.

We have a lot of information on fibroids: http://www.empowher.com/condition/uterine-fibroids, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a page on them: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp074.cfm. In addition, the National Institutes of Health has a good educational page: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/Uterine_Fibroids.cfm.

Thanks for writing. I hope this information will be helpful to you.

June 25, 2010 - 12:21pm
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