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Fibroids, polyps and other!


Fibroids


I have been wondering about Fibroids, these two fruits ( as I like to call them) have been happily and slowly increasing in size in my womb, I know that I had them in 2011, the large one has increased from the size of a tennis ball to the size of a large orange. During this time my periods have got worse and now it is almost unbearable. The Fibroids I have are the Intramural Fibroids.  My questions is would I just start to have intermenstrual bleeding  after all these years? If they have been happily growing on the wall of my uterus what would make them start bleeding now? I am hopeful that maybe my perimenopause or hormones have triggered the bleeding. Maybe because they are quite large that this set off the bleed. But all I know is waiting to find out and all this googling like a detective is not giving me any answers,  just a bowl full of gloom and speculation. I have also started to get pain in my left hip, lower back and pelvic area which is a bit worrying, I have read that these symptoms can be  either Fibroids or Cancer. Throw all this into the mix along with time to research and you get a pot full of worry. #Hurryupappointment!

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Types of Fibroids

  • Intramural fibroids, the most common, grow in the wall of the uterus and can make it feel bigger.
  • Subserosal fibroids grow on the outside of the uterus. As they grow larger, they can cause pain due to their size or pressure put on nearby organs.
  • Submucosal fibroids grow just underneath the uterine lining and can crowd into the uterus cavity and lead to heavy bleeding and other more serious complications.
  • Pedunculated fibroids grow on small stalks inside or outside the uterus.

Polyps


Although polyps did not show up on my transvaginal ultrasound I do wonder if maybe I do have some that have been missed.

One of the common symptoms of uterine polyps is excessive bleeding from the uterus, however many women do find that they experience no symptoms. Very heavy menstrual bleeding, spotting between periods, bleeding occurring after sexual intercourse or bleeding after menopause are symptoms of uterine polyps.

I have one symptom that I have researched over and over again which is bleeding from vagina after bowel movements, Dr’s look at me like i’m an alien when I mention this symptom and do nothing, but I have since found that this can be a symptom of polyps. The only thing now is,  do I have mysterious polyps playing hiding seek with the fruits? #comeoutcomeoutwhereeveryouare!

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Another cause of abnormal bleeding is                                      Nonmalignant Cervical Disorders