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Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« on: May 27, 2014, 03:22:01 PM »
Good afternoon fellow phobics!    :angel-smiley-006:

I have been going through some legit health issues this year.  Late last year they found a fibroid in my uterus that was 1.1 cm.  So really small.  I had some very bad abdominal pain in January and went to the ER where they did another transvaginal and found that the little darlinig had grown to about 3 cm.  I went to the gyno, who was ready to do exploratory surgery then to see what was going on.  But I was going through tests for my liver disease so she said they could wait 3 months and test again.

So tomorrow I am going back for another U/S.  I am uptight because of following:  1:  I don't want to have surgery.  If it has grown larger, faster, they will want to do surgery.  2:  If it is growing faster, the chances of it being cancer are higher.  (Yes I know even the faster growing ones are usually 99% benign)  3:  I have an autoimmune liver disease and I may need a liver transplant some day, so if I have cancer, there goes my chance at a liver.  Plus if I don't have cancer but have to get surgery, I will need pain killers, which will irritate my already inflamed liver.   I have come to terms with my liver disease, but this is just another thing that is throwing me for a loop.  I still have to go to a rheumotologist in June to see if I have another disease like Lupus or something. 

Just feeling overwhelmed and my HA (though these are legit concerns) is starting to flare. 
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 03:28:31 PM »
I don't know what to say other than my thoughts are with you & I promise you...you are going to be ok.
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 03:35:10 PM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence :)  I haven't been having any symptoms of my fibroid since January.  I hope thats a good sign it isn't getting any bigger
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 03:37:01 PM »
Like I said, I am sure everything will be A-ok.
You're good!
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 03:42:26 PM »
I don't know how much consolation this will be but I have a rather slow growing fibroid as most women do (well over 50% have fibroids).  But I have TWO friends who had symptomatic fibroids.  They both had surgery around a month ago (ironic, I know), and both went off without a hitch and were back to normal in no time.  I know for sure one of my friend's was quite fast growing, and the big C was nowhere to be found.  So even if you have a symptomatic fast growing thyroid, I'd bet money it's benign.
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 08:34:07 PM »
Try not to worry, a very small amount of fibroids are cancerous.  I just had 8 large fibroids removed via davinci robotic laparascopic surgery 8 weeks ago and I am back to all of my normal stuff.  Worst case scenario you can have a minimally invasive surgery to remove the fibroid and they will test it for cancer (which it won't be) and you will all set.

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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 09:46:38 PM »
You're completely fine.  Yours are so small!  :). Are you in your 30's?  They can grow really fast in your 30's.  Mine is the size of a 5-6 month pregnancy.  Fibroids are almost never cancer.  They can tell on the ultrasound, usually, by how dense it is.  My thoughts are with you.  Don't stress.  It's completely fine.
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Re: Fast growing Fibroid-test tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 12:01:39 AM »
Good luck!  I'm sure it's nothing.  Benign fibroids are so incredibly common.

I actually knew someone whose doctor was 90% sure she had uterine cancer because she was bleeding so drastically and her mass was HUGE.  It was a benign fibroid.  They can be really dramatic! 

Yours in comparison sounds pretty low-key and nonthreatening.  I understand your concerns; I think anyone with your set of circumstances would be worried.  But I doubt you have anything to worry about.
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