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    Old 04-29-2020, 12:50 PM   #1
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    Hi, I am 50 years old and a couple of years ago I was told I had a 3.9 cm fibroid. I was having pelvic pain and back pain. The symptoms went away for almost 2 years now it is bag again. I went to my Gyne and she did a exam and said my uterus was quite enlarged and scheduled me for another ultrasound which I cant get until June 22 because they are not doing ultrasounds now because of COVID 19! My question is can a fibroid get smaller thus alleviating my symptoms and then grow to cause me even more symptoms. I still have regular periods but the flow is very heavy as always.

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    Old 04-29-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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    Re: Enlarged uterus

    Fibroids don't get smaller if estrogen driven, but they can sometimes get smaller after menopause.

    I had fibroids and endometriosis. Periods were hell from day one. I had a total hysterectomy at age 39....best decision!



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    Old 04-30-2020, 06:10 AM   #3
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    You asked " My question is can a fibroid get smaller thus alleviating my symptoms and then grow to cause me even more symptoms."

    Fibroids can shrink...but they do not go away.... Hormones play a HUGE role in the size and change in fibroids.. Being that you are past child bearing age- look into getting this removed or its going to continue giving you issues.. a 6 week recovery will be much better than living with this forever.
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    Old 05-21-2020, 03:07 PM   #4
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    Re: Enlarged uterus

    Fibroids tend to shrink after menopause. Since you are 50, it may not be long before the symptoms abate. If heavy bleeding is too problematic, there are meds to reduce flow (e.g. Rx Lysteda or Rx strength NSAID's). If other symptoms warrant treatment, you could seek out a surgeon who will remove just the fibroid allowing you to keep your uterus and its non-reproductive functions.

     
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