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Old 08-11-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Ibuprofen and Uterine Fibroids

I knew that Ibuprofen could lead to stomach bleeds but how does it relate to Uterine Fibroids? I had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids but I was having other pain issues so I would take it whenever I was working. I would always take it with food so I thought that I was safe. I began to have heavy bleeding witn my fibroids and I was planning to have a hysterectomy. My doctor told me to avoid Ibuprofen for this without indicating why, when lo and behold, my bleeding decreased dramatically. What connection is there with this?

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Re: Ibuprofen and Uterine Fibroids

As far as I know, there is no direct connection between fibroids and Ibuprofen. However, it may have an effect on your bleeding (one of the possible side effects of fibroids). I'm not up on which pain killers are blood thinners, but that's probably where the connection is. You don't want to be taking anything that causes bleeding when you've got fibroids that are already causing problems with that.

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