| | intrauterine fibroid removal - when will bleeding stop?
Hi. I've been bleeding between periods for a year now. Sometimes its spotting, sometimes I have two "real" periods a month. I went to an OBGYN, had an ultrasound, was told that it must be hormonal. She put me on lo-ogestrel. The bleeding didn't stop.
Saw a hormonal specialist, but my hormones were mostly fine (high cortisol, though).
Saw an acupuncturist/herbalist.
Finally went to see another ob-gyn, and as she was doing an exam she saw that I had a fibroid. It was supposedly a rare type -- it had come out of my uterus and through my cervix. Its called a pedunculated intrauterine fibroid (submucosal). **She twisted the stalk/peduncle of the fibroid, and removed it that way.
She put me on a new birth control, and says if I'm still bleeding in 3 months, we'll talk.
I've been bleeding for a year, and I can't handle anymore! My first ultrasound didn't even SHOW the fibroid, so maybe I have more, maybe I don't.
How long did it take you to stop bleeding after fibroid removal or how long did it take you to get back to "normal"? It's been a week and a half (I know, short period of time), but I'm still not bleeding on cycle. She said the spot where she removed the fibroid had healed (after a week). I just started my new b/c today, so the bleeding I'm having isn't from the switch. And it's not period bleeding, because I had my period in the beginning of the week, and the bleeding stopped. It just started back up yesterday.
How long does it take your uterine muscles to heal/be able to contract properly again?
Last edited by ninesometimes09; 08-16-2011 at 07:32 PM.