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Unread 05-03-2006, 02:05 PM
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hi i have just been told i have a fibroid and its 19cm
so my doctor is sending me to gyn which i have just had my appointment for 4th july. the doctor has given me tablets to help with the bleeding which are called utovlan. they have stopped the bleeding but not the pain. i am in constant pain all the time the pain killers i have dont shift it the pain killers i need i cant have because of asthma. what should i expect from the visit i am 46 years old and cant cope with the pain any more please help daisy dimple
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Unread 05-03-2006, 02:37 PM
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19 cm is a very big fibroid. I had to have a hysterectomy for multiple, large fibroids that had displaced my intestines and pressed on my bladder, also caused a lot of bleeding. Isn't there a way to get an appointment to see a gyn sooner? July is a long way off. In my case, my gyn gave me a shot of lupron to shrink the fibroids before surgery, and it did help.
Your dr will probably discuss the options you have for dealing with the fibroids, and you should defiinitely discuss the problems you have taking pain medications because if you elect for surgery, you will need to talk to an anesthesiologist and also figure out what pain meds are best for you. Ask if lupron would be helpful for you and for how long before surgery.
Good luck .
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Unread 05-03-2006, 04:56 PM
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Hi DaisyDimple,

I agree with what Guitar said. Is there a chance of getting an earlier appointment?? Fibroid pressure is not fun at all and possibly your Dr. can work out something for the pain.

I was 46 when I also did lupron to shrink my fibroids for a less invasive hyst. I think lupron goes by another name in the UK. Lupron does cause temporary chemical menopause and for me it did give me some pelvic relief since my fibroids did shrink in size. You might want to check lupron out.

Best wishes. We Fibroid Ladies are here to help, if we can.

Mary
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