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Not My Mother's Hysterectomy

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I’m standing in my kitchen, making breakfast, when—as if a tap has been turned on inside of me—I start hemorrhaging vaginally. I race to the bathroom, where it takes a half hour for the heavy bleeding to stop.

Light-headed and panicky, I call my gynecologist, who says to come in right away. "Your uterus is about the size of a fourteen-week pregnancy," my doctor, Stephen M. Gallousis, M.D., tells me later. My uterus isn’t nurturing a fetus, but large fibroids are making my life miserable.

Two years earlier, a routine exam showed a small fibroid, a benign tumor that develops from uterine muscle. Mine was on the outside of my uterus and caused no trouble. Unfortunately, hormones make fibroids grow, causing heavy bleeding. Over the last couple of years, the fibroid has become fibroids, and they’ve grown into the lining of my uterus, which caused the massive bleeding.

Read more from Woman's Day Magazine, August 1, 2007 edition.

Name: Beth Levine
Age: 51
Home: Stamford, CT
Profession: Freelance writer
Family: Husband Bill, 50; son Levi, 14

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07-04-2007 - 06:09 AM


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