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    went to my gynacologist for my yearly pap test, the doctor found that my uterus is enlarged

    i also told her that i have been bleeding in between periods. she said something about fibroids.

    anyone experienced this what was the outcome.

    im having an ultrasound done on the 16 and she also sent for some bloodwork.

    thank you. lydia

  • #2
    Hi Lydia,

    Sorry to read that you are dealing with another problem.:hug:

    I found something for you to read...

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during your childbearing years. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

    As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Your doctor may discover them incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.
    Found it here.....

    I hope this helps you.


    • #3
      Hi Lydia,

      Sorry you're having gynae problems, I just wanted to say I am also having some gynae problems right now so can empathise with you. Sorry, but I can't give you any advice about fibroids but just wanted you to know you're not we need this on top of everything else!

      Take care.


      • #4
        thank you keebler, and tracy. i know that i might be jumping the gun but im just afraid that this could be something more serious like uterine cancer.

        i mention to my primary doctor that i was having in between vaginal bleeding, and she told me that it was normal.

        i found out through the gyn doctor that it is not. i have been bleeding a couple of months now if i knew i would have gone to my gynocologist office alot earlier.


        • #5
          Hi Sushi, I've had fibroids two actually one was 4cm long can't remember the other ones size I didn't have to much bother with them and they decreased in size after the menopause the one thing they did cause was heavy periods. Now my sister also had fibroids she a very big large one so she opted for a hysterectomy because they were causing her problems and she had completed her family. So as you can see too different stories it all depends on how much they are bothering you.


          • #6
            thanks pippa.


            • #7
              Hi Lydia,

              I had numerous fibroids that caused no problems for about 15 years. Then suddenly one began to grow rapidly and was heading into the cervix. I opted for a hysterectomy as I had additional problems also. Now there are more options available to you than I had without undergoing surgery.

              Try not to worry.

              Take care,


              • #8
                Hi Sushi

                I have 4 small fibroids been going to gynae specialist some 5 years,at first was thought they cause of heavy bleeds,and inbetween period bleeds.
                got as far as almost having big operation myometomy to remove them when head gynae took look via scan for himself.

                to find out they are tini not causing problem and that i have endometiois causing bleeds,in its early stages.
                i take a clotting medication to ease heavy bleeds.

                im trying for child once had 1 if my fibriods grow then i may have them out,not causing me any bother like u at 1st i worried thinking cancer when told me uterus is enlarged.

                but on asking more soon realised,once had scan done that not cancerous its very rare for such to be so.
                ask me anything re fibroids.
                if you like and for now wait see what scans say.

                gentle hugs
                Last edited by countrylass; 11-04-2010, 11:12 PM. Reason: spelling


                • #9
                  thank you all for replying to my post i feel more at ease........lydia....this site really makes me feel alot better..


                  • #10
                    Sushi, sorry for all that your going through.
                    I am sending you hugs and good wishes that you get to feeling better.
                    Try not to worry, easier said then done but if it were cancer I am certain you would be having other very obvious symptoms.
                    Keep us posted and try to keep a positive attitude.


                    • #11
                      thank you very much Karol.


                      • #12
                        Hi. I just thought I would share.. I too had an enlarged uterus - long story short I had a TV Hysterectomy. Upon my doing so they found that the cause for my uterus being so large was do to the muscle wall of the uterus.. it was swollen and mangled up.. I had moderate to severe uterine prolapse.. I also had endometriosis and adymetriosis (sp?) - so many reasons for this. My sister was told her uterus was big but she has three children and they say its normal. Good luck!


                        • #13
                          what is a tv hysterectomy? thank you very much for your reply i feel so much better. i have an appt on the 16th for the ultra sound.

                          what do they do when they do a hysterctomy..... how did they treat your endometriosis and adymetriosis? thanks again Jenannshear


                          • #14
                            Hi.. A tvh is a transvaginal hysterectomy. Basically they removed my uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes but I kept my ovaries. . . All through my vagina instead of abdomen.. I have blood disorders so they went this way instead. But I want to tell you that I had moderate to sever prolapsed organs.. I literally had to push my organs back inside many times through the day. I did have laparoscopy surgery a few times to alleviate the symptoms of having endometriosis and such.. It lasted a few months and then I would go back in and get another few months of relief. The ultrasound was fine.. I hope it goes well and you have your answers very quickly - and that the answers you do receive are promising : )


                            • #15
                              wow Jennannshear, it sounds like you really went through glad that everything went well with you. and thank you very much for your well wishes.

                              i have to admit that im alittle scared because i have been through alot these past couple of years... i always tend to think the worse....even though i shouldnt, i sometimes cant help it. thanks again