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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:19 AM
Okay. Here's the back story. I've always had an irregular cycle except for when I was on the pill (example: last four cycles have been 54, 32, 30 and 45). We have one child who is 3 and was conceived naturally quite quickly (started trying seriously in the November and I was pregnant by early January). Textbook pregnancy except for a bit of pre existing hypertension for which I was prescribed tablets mid pregnancy and that cleared up straight away. At the 12 week scan for that pregnancy the sonographer noted that I had two fibroids, which I had previously not known about (apart from an irregular cycle, I have never had any period pain or heavy periods etc.)
Fast forward to beginning of 2012. Fell pregnant again. Due to irregular cycle I was sent for dating scan. At this scan it was noted that my fibroids had grown and they were noted as "large". A couple of dating scans later I miscarried. No heartbeat etc. was ever found - just the gestational sac. Ended up in hospital with an infection and had a D&C.
After the D&C it was 71 days until my next period. We have been half heartedly TTC since then with no success. Saw the GP last week and was sent for a blood test and an ultrasound to check size of fibroids and also to check for polycystic ovaries and to check my uterus. Had that this morning. Fibroids were again noted to be large and there was discussion between the Dr who was brought in and the sonographer about my uterus being "pushed over and to the left" I'm guessing by the fibroids.
Anyhow - if you've gotten this far thanks and I guess what I'm curious to hear is from other people who may have had the same sort of issues and what happened with you. Should I prepare myself for the news that having another child will be extremely difficult, if not impossible?
I have to ring the Dr on Friday for the results and to see if he wants to see me. I'm assuming he might.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:29 AM
The most simple solution would be to have the fibroids removed. I have always had a very regular cycle but with lots of pain each month. An ultrasound discovered a huge fibroid. I had it removed the morning after the specialist found it. There was no incision as he managed to get it all out from the bottom up, a bit like the way a D and C is carried out I guess.
My recovery was great because I was no longer in and pain at all.
Fibroids can be an issue with TTC but getting rid of the fibroid would be my first option.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:30 AM
My situation is not the same as yours so not sure how much help it is really.
I have 7 large fybroids. My periods are heavy but regular. I had no trouble conceiving whatsoever although it did make it very cramped and eating and breathing became more of a challenge as the pregnancy progressed.
I would think one successful pregnanyc is encouraging in your case?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:01 PM
Can I ask what type of fibroids are they? Are they intramural, submuosal or subserosal fibroids? and where are they positioned to? It really depends on where the fibroids are as to how they are treated.
Also I would have thought you would have a blood test for hormones. Many times high oestrogen levels can cause fibroids, and when you are on "the pill" as it regulates usually oestrogen and can reduce or assist in stopping the fibroids to grow. It is not always recommended that fibroids are removed because that can cause infertility.
I would have thought you would want to discuss your situation with a gyn who would be able to discuss your situation. good luck
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