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Old 11-29-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Unfortunately, my fibroid required me to have some bladder repair too.

That was actually much harder and worse to recover from than the hysterectomy, but that's another story.

I hope you are able to get your fibroid issue resolved soon and feel better quickly
Interesting thread; I found out I've got a fibroid.....Did it do damage to the bladder?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Interesting thread; I found out I've got a fibroid.....Did it do damage to the bladder?
Fibroids in the uterus do not damage the bladder, but an enlarged uterus can put pressure on the bladder and create an urge to urinate more frequently.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Fibroids in the uterus do not damage the bladder, but an enlarged uterus can put pressure on the bladder and create an urge to urinate more frequently.
Well that's proving to be true in my case

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I know a lot of women who have had hysterectomies.

Only one said she regretted it, and that was because she had an infertility problem and never been pregnant. The surgery made the fact that she would never bear a child final.
So with that being said, have you personally dealt w/ fibroids? And what was your method of treating them?
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Well that's proving to be true in my case



So with that being said, have you personally dealt w/ fibroids? And what was your method of treating them?
Well, in addition to causing more frequent urination, the weight and pressure from the fibroid can stretch the muscles out, causing you to lose urine when you sneeze, laugh or cough. This can become quite a problem!

I would recommend that you see a urologist and plan for him/her to do the bladder repair once you have gotten rid of the fibroid, or at least to be in consultation with your surgeon so they agree on the repair procedure.

I made a big mistake when I was facing this issue. I did not consult my urologist!

My GYN was also a surgeon and he told me he could take care of everything in one surgery. I trusted him, and he was a good doctor. However, he was not up to date on the latest surgical procedures for bladders.

He performed a procedure on me that I had great difficulty recovering from and that I found out later from my urologist is no longer used I was so upset. I had to be catheterized for 5 weeks!

But that's another story - bottom line - SEE A UROLOGIST for the bladder issues.

Now, fibroids are benign, so you don't HAVE to take it out. Some women live with them for years. Worst case scenario though, you'll have to have it out in an emergency situation - like mine.

I started a period that would not stop. On the 10th day I hemorrhaged and had to have an emergency D&C. My GYN insisted I have the hysterectomy 2 weeks later. He did not want to give my body a chance to try to have another period.

Hemorrhaging was a very scary experience and I could have bled to death if I'd been somewhere remote without access to a hospital. Not sure how often fibroid's actually cause this, but just be aware it can happen.

Please let me know if there are other questions I can answer.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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I appreciate your advice, Thanks for all the info
I have been considering my options as well; your story makes me a little apprehensive with the idea of surgery. But if the doc says it's absolutely necessary, I'm going to have no choice. And the suggestion of the urologist is a good one....hopefully that doc won't be needed
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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Ladies, I have read posts from women who said they looked pregnant with their fibroids. I have two which my Dr. said equals the size of a three month fetus which has made my uterus the same size. If you look or looked pregnant, where did it show because mine are right around my C Section scar. If you didn't have pain or bleeding (started menopause in Feb) but have to pee all the time and look fuller, would you get a hysterectomy or leave it alone and let time shrink it a bit? I am tired of always having to find a bathroom wherever I am and being self conscious of my puffiness.
I know this is an old thread, but I just found out from my gynecologist that my uterus is the size of a 4.5 month pregnancy. I just thought I looked a tad bit bloated/fat in the abdominal area but not 4.5 months pregnant! lol I did recently have a pelvic MRI so once I get the results back, I'll decide if I want to have a myomectomy. Fibroids suck!
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:29 PM
 
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Just a note - maybe worth trying progesterone ($25 OTC).
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:06 AM
 
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Ob/gyn can just cauterize these + cut off if you are not experiencing a lot of heavy menstruation. It is surgical but leaves uterus in place and recoup time is just a couple days. If you try to use HRT, sometimes the bleeding will return....
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:47 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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One thing that has helped me is taking iodine supplements--it also broke up the fibrocystic tissue in my breasts and caused me to lose 3 cup sizes lol.
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