I just had a hysterectomy and fibroids were one of my problems. I had about a dozen small-medium sized fibroids. Over the past 2.5 years they actually didn't grow in size at all based on ultrasounds.
My gynecologist said the fibroids which cause the most problems are the ones that are close to or in the endometrial lining. Those tend to cause excessive bleeding, severe pain, and big clots during menstruation. I had 2 that were located there.
I've been experiencing debilitating pain for 2-3 days every month during my periods for several years now, and am looking forward to not having to plan my life around my periods anymore.
The following user gives a hug of support to twohands: flamepro136 (02-22-2012)
[QUOTE=flamepro136;4933459]I had a very large fibroid and he did an ablation on me. I am doing better except I still have pain and some bleeding,will I always have the fibroid? If I still bleed every month does that mean the fibroid will always be there? My doc said the fibroid will go away on it's own.
I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems! That sucks! I can't really speak to the ablation part because that wasn't an option for me (I was trying to preserve my fertility). My fibroid was removed so I don't seem to be having a lot of problems. But in your case, the fibroid is probably still causing trouble. I don't know a whole lot about ablutions but from what I've researched online, it seems to only be a temporary fix cause the fibroid is not removed. I know some doctors say that it will go away on its own but I've never heard of that happening unless a woman goes into menopause. Fibroids are fed by estrogen and if you're still many years out from menopause than it doesn't seem likely that it will just go away.
I think that your next step is to go back for another ultrasound to see the size of the fibroid to find out if it has grown. Mine kept growing. That's what they tend to do. I'm not sure whether a myomectomy is still an option after an ablation but you should find out. But I'd you're done with having kids then you might want to consider a hysterectomy. I know it's a difficult decision but that is the one sure fire way to get rid of fibroids once and for all.
The Following User Says Thank You to Kszan For This Useful Post: flamepro136 (04-27-2012)
Thank you,yeah I'm done with having kids. I had a tubal done in '06 and ever since then I've been having issue's. I'm gonna talk to the doctor..he said if the ablation doesn't work,then my last option would be a hyst. I will let you all know what he says,and thank you again!!
My ablation only made a slight improvement and i have fibroids which are growing so depending on a scan i have in Oct to see if the have grown some more a hysterectomy may be my only option. Well we will see i have tried everything else but cant say im overly keen on a hysterectomy