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Fibroids

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Have had heavy bleeding and cramps for years, just thought that was normal. Its not of course. Dr. recomends a hysterectomy. I don't want anymore children but can't afford the time off from work to have the hysterectomy. Just wondering what other treatment other women have done that have helped them or even the treatments that didn't help them.
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  • JOYFUL711
    I had the endometrial ablation, (had to take three weeks off, doctors orders) Now they do the albation in-office, so they might not cut through navel anymore? It does help immensely (it did for me) with a lot of the PMS symptoms, and I never had another period. However, five years later, some other symptoms returned, and a lot of pain, it was from fibroids and scar tissue, the only relief was a hysterectomy, and in hindsight, I wish I had had the hysterectomy the first time around, because the relief was complete...night and day difference. Had to take six weeks off, but the PO advanced me the sick leave, the have a request form for that, the PM has to approve it (not guaranteed). When I returned without restrictions, I still had to be careful about how I lifted things, my body informed me of that, if not for the lifting, I could have returned to work in three or four weeks. Either way, life it too short to be miserable, and that is what I was. Take care of you!!!
    3655 days ago
  • BUFFISAN
    I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago because of endometriosis and uterine cysts. I have a friend who suffers from fibroids. Hysterectomy's do require time off so that your body can heal, but not as much time as they did in the past. There is also a procedure called oblation, where the uterus is basically cauterized with hot water. Of course, you don't feel it happening, but it is a hysterectomy of sorts. Much less time off work - ask your Doctor about it.
    3655 days ago
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