Very heavy periods and tremondous pain. A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Consider surgery. If the fibroid is causing heavy bleeding and pain, you may need a surgery to remove the fibroid or hormonal suppression using contraception in order to help with your current problem. What matters is where the fibroid is...is it in the wall? Is it inside the uterus? I'd be happy to talk to you more about what's going on via consultation.
That is a . Common reason for hysterecymoy. You are also more likely 2 to be experiencing hormone changes that r consipiring with the fibroid. You may see improvement with bleeding and associated pain by using a birth control pill or an outpatient surgery called an endometrial ablation. Don't let yourself get anemic, take some iron. Gd luc.

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Should my 3 fibroids in my uterus be removed? I am 40yrs old with heavy periods.

Yes, maybe uterus. For women of your age with symptomatic fibroids, why not remove entire uterus. Minimally invasive surgeons can perform hysterectomy and you can go home same day. Recovery can be as little as 10 days. For women who are done childbearing, the uterus serves no purpose. While there is also minimally invasive myomectomy (removal of only fibroids) risks are same as hyster. And fibroids can grow again. Read more...
Possibly. It depends on how heavy the periods are( like are you anemic?) and your dis comfort. There are ways to suppress periods without estrogen that stimulate them. They tend to shrink in menopause so do not have all your info. Rely on your gyn to give to u best information for you! Read more...
That is an option. I would also consider uterine fibroid embolization (ufe), a minimally invasive treatment of fibroids that spares surgery. Heavy bleeding can commonly be caused by fibroids and can be treated successfully by embolization. Two good resources are www. Ask4ufe.Com and the society for interventional radiology (sir, the national organization of interventional radiologists) website at www.Sirweb.Org. Read more...

Why do uterine fibroids cause such horrible pain and heavy periods? I have two small ones near my cervix.

Depends on location. It sounds like these are submucous fibroids, meaning they are inside the uterine cavity. Submucous fibroids don't have to be very buff to cause problems like heavy bleeding. The cramps tend to be worse because the uterus is contracting to try and get rid of them, but of course it can't since they are attached. The can be resected using Hysteroscopy as an outpatient. Read more...