Your Questions About BC, Ministrokes and Uterine Fibroids

Sandra asks…

What is the safest birth control for women who have had a ministroke?

I have had more than one ministroke and, my OBGYN wants to start me on Ortho try Cyclen lo due to uterine fibroids, not to prevent pregnancy. I am wondering if anyone here has had the same experience and, been put on something safer?

Stephanie answers:

I’m not sure if the combined pill is the right thing for you. I’d suggest getting a second opinion, since most doctors would not even consider giving hormonal BC to women who have a history of blood clots and strokes.
Many women with fibroids have had good experience with the Mirena IUD- it’s low hormone, progesterone only, and it’s very reliable.

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Your Questions About Fibroids And Back Pain

Sharon asks…

What do you know about fibroids and back pain??

I have had chronic back pain for a couple years, most of the time every day of the month..and gets worse around that time of month. After having my yearly routine exam, my doctor mentioned I had fibroids. I didn’t put two and two together until after my appointment, as he didn’t mention fibroids could cause my back pain. Now after doing the research, I realize that could be why I have so much discomfort and after chiropractic, physical therapy, and after prescriptions for muscle spasms found little relief for my pain that comes and goes. Could my pain disappear for a month or two and then come back for another year while fibroids shrink and grow new ones?
I have other symptoms of fibroids, such as bad cramping, constipation, etc, but no extra bleeding. I will talk to my doctor about my options, but I’m just doing my research ahead of time; so I am well informed. In the articles I have read, back pain isn’t usually the main symptom; so I am cautious to think that is the root of it
my back pain can be best described as:
a sharp sensation in the lower back that is worse after sitting for a period of time sometimes after 5 minutes. It also has a dull pain, and sometimes radiates down to the back of my thighs. Sometimes it feels like there is a catch or something out of place that causes additional pain. I have changed my seating position, and taken the muscle relaxers, and treat myself to extra breaks during to alleviate the pain with varying success depending on the day or who knows why?
Thanks for all the good responses, I am keeping them all in mind.

I just wanted to know how common this was or could be and if there is anything anyone found to help relieve the pain in the meantime before medical treatment as I know from the research that is not a medical emergency so I am not in panic mode, but I will visit the doctor soon.

Stephanie answers:

The back pain indeed is one of the most common symptom of uterine fibroids. Here is a full list of all the symptoms: http://www.fibroidshelp.com/fibroids-symptoms/uterine-fibroids-symptoms/

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Your Questions About Fibroids Symptoms Nausea

Sharon asks…

What do these symptoms mean?

For about 3 weeks now, I have had these symptoms:

- Light headed/mild dizziness
- Nausea and stomach cramps, the nausea and feeling sick is getting more frequent
- Bloating
- Mood swings
- Mild fatigue/tiredness

Some facts about me
* I am 21, female
* I have IBS
* I have unprotected sex with my partner, BUT it is only because he is classed as 65% infertile and I haven’t had a proper period for 9 months and they are irregular. This is just due to been overweight, I have been tested for everything like pcos, fibroids… all negative
* I suffer from Non-allergic rhinitis and I suffer with my sinuses alot, but no infections
* I tested for a urinary infection, all clear…. I also have no temperature/fever.. but I have been feeling more warmer and I am not sleeping very well at night.

What does anyone think it could be? I thought pregnancy but it seems so unlikely.

Stephanie answers:

Why not just take a pregnancy test cos there still is that 35% that your partner is fertile.. :-)
It will put your mind at ease also.

Good luck.

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Your Questions About Fibroids And Pregnancy

Jenny asks…

i want to have asecond child, but scared b’cause i am 38 yrs old & my first was a C-section at 24 yrs?

i never felt the need for another child, until now, after seeing my sis have her second one last year. she was only 31 at the time of delivery, both her pregnancies & deliveries being normal. my son never asked for a sibling, but does feel hurt a bit after seeing his cousin having a baby sis. i would love to have a cute little chubby girl of my own, & i know that my husband would love too..
i did go to the doc for a check up, she said everything was normal, except for 2-3 small fibroids, that could give me some pain during the pregnancy.
i thought the urge to have one more will slowly die down, but hasn’t & is making me feel miserable for the past 7-8 months!
what do i do?

Stephanie answers:

Hi Jenny,

Previus cs is does not have to mean any complications for another for pregnancy, as each has an individual development. And the very first pregnancy and birth giving is always little more tricky.

38 years old is not yet a criteria for high risk. In your place I would have the second baby, especially when you both want it so much!

The uterine fibroids during pregnancy can bring some issues but knowing that you plan the second baby, you can get rid of the fibroids first and then get pregnant.

If you want to know more about fibroids during pregnancy, I wrote a post about it here: fibroids and pregnancy.

 

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Your Questions About Uterine Fibroids

Linda asks…

Uterine Fibroids?

I have been diagnosed by uterine fibroids, does anyone knows how fast is the rate of their growth? how can one determine if they are the kind that grow fast or not?

Stephanie answers:

Linda,

you could check in with your female relatives (mom, sister or aunt) & find out what normal is for your family…

But much better would be stopping your fibroids from the growth and shrinking them – that can be done entirely naturally, with no medication or painful surgery. More info here: fibroids treatment

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Your Questions About Fibroids And Miscarriage

Mary asks…

question about fibroids & pregnancy?

I recently had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. My dr recently told me that I have some fibroids one of which is about 7x5x5 cm.. she says that its unlikely that the fibroids caused the miscarriage, because the pregnancy was very early and if a fibroid were to cause a problem it usually does it around 7 or 8 weeks into the pregnancy.. has anyone else had these problems..anyone pg or had a child while having large fibroids? I already have two daughters and still TTC. but nervous…

Stephanie answers:

Mary, you  can shrink your fibroids naturally and after that conceive and  have a worry-free pregnancy.

Check out the Fibroids Miracle that helped so many women to resolve their uterine fibroids and have healthy babies. It takes only several menstrual cycles and has no harming side effects.

Good luck to you :-)

 

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Your Questions About Fibroids Weight Loss

Sharon asks…

Weight loss with laparascpy or was it the colyte???

I am just curious of others opinions.
I had laparscopy surgery several years ago, before I had the surgery, I was told to drink this HORRIBLE stuff called colyte. I completey cleans you out, I mean completley to prep you for surgery. Well, during the surgery, they removed 2 small fibroids, and a small cyst.
To my surprise, I lost about 22 pounds during the next few weeks.
I am curious of others opinions of what caused the wight loss……was it the colon cleansing, or the fibroid removal, or the two together. I am getting ready to have another dose of colyte for another surgery…….here we go again.
Any opinions are appreciated…please no sarcastic or rude comments.

Thank you :)

Stephanie answers:

GoLYTELY is probably the colon cleanser you used, and it can actually help you remove quite a bit of material from your body. Along with the surgery and the stress of this event, it doesn’t seem uncommon for you to have lost the weight.

Why is that you have to undergo another surgery? Did the fibroids or the cyst came back? It happens quite often but you can preven re-occuring of fibroids – check out the e-book of Amanda Leto: Fibroids Miracle.

All the best!

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Your Questions About Fibroids And Weight Gain

Helen asks…

Can uterine fibroids cause weight gain?

I have a follow up appt with my doctor on Friday to determine if he found uterine fibroids. I just wanted to know if weight gain is a side effect. I’ve noticed in the past year I have had some weight gain but I have not changed any part of my lifestyle including my diet. If anything I eat a little less and healthier. Does anyone know about this?

Stephanie answers:

Helen, yes that is correct, the uterine fibroids can cause a weight gain. Also ovarian cysts and PCOS can cause the weight gain so if you were not diagnosed yet, it could be that too.

These gynaecological diseases are connected to the hormonal imbalance and can be a reason to the weight gain (mainly) or weight loss without you changing anything of your lifestyle and diet.

Fingers crossed for the appointment and come back with the update! :-)

 

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Your Questions About Fibroids Symptoms Pain

Susan asks…

Pain in lower stomach…Fibroids?

My mom and my nana (grandmother) were both diagnosed with having fibroids. I know that they are genetic, so my probability of having them is higher than the average women. I often get sharp pains in my lower stomach on my right side. A few days ago the pain was so intense during sex that I had to stop. Yesterday it was excruciating to even set up, lay down, or even walk. I stayed up most of the night trying to deal with the pain. Also I have to urinate often, majority of the time have painful periods, and fullness and pressure in my lower abdomen along with other symptoms. This has happened many times in the past but I never made the connection between the pain and fibroids until recently. I know that pain during sex, frequent urination, fullness and pressure in the abdominal, area are some of the symptoms of fibroids. Could it be that I have a fibroid?

Stephanie answers:

Hey Susan,

There is a good chance that you do have a fibroid/fibroids. The symptoms you describe really are symptoms of fibroids but they also overlap with symptoms of other gynaecological illnesses such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis.

Here you will find lists of symptoms of the most common problems that women suffer from:

fibroids symptoms

symptoms of ovarian cysts

endometriosis symptoms

You should go to your gyno and get it checked out. If you are on hormonal birth control (pill, ring, patch, etc) it could be making fibroids grow larger. Go get checked out. The doctor will do a pelvic exam and will order an ultrasound on your uterus. Then you’ll have the diagnoses which will allow you to decide for an appropriate treatment.

Fibroids don’t always have to be removed surgically. There is a successful natural treatment for fibroids.

 

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Your Questions About Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Donna asks…

Uterine fibroids?

Hi. Has anyone had treatment for uterine fibroids? If so, did they work? Did you have children during or after these cursed things? My daughter has gone through the procedure of having the blood vessels blocked to them but new ones are now growing. Dreadful problem. please help

Stephanie answers:

Uterine fibroids occur again when the cause is not treated. I would recommend to your daugter to try a natural treatment for fibroids, other women had wonderful results with it. Check out this helpful ebook:

Fibroids Miracle by Amanda Leto

 

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