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fibroids and weight gain

i have just been diagnosed with fibroids after year ignoring heavy periods etc until i started to flood and could not leave the house at the time of my periods. one fibroid is very large and i am now waiting for a hospital app to see gyno. I am concerned about weight gain though, i have lost 3 stone since january but this is slowing down, could this be due to the fibroids?? as i am large lady i could not see difference to my stomach but have read lots of stories from women who have looked 6 month pregnant!! i am going to continue with weight watchers but will have to work even harder to lose weight if the fibroid is growing. does anyone know anything about this?

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  • janedoeshus

    Hi Beth,

    First of all, you need to separate your weight loss goals from your fibroid issues - one has nothing to do with the other. The reason why some women can look 6 months pregnant, is because the fibroid itself is growing, not because they are gaining weight. The reason why your weight loss is slowing down is probably because after losing 3 stones, you are approaching your ideal weight (and congratulations on that!).

    My advice to you would be the following:

    1. Do your research on fibroids to understand what they are and how they can affect you. It sounds to me like your fibroids are inside your uterus, hence the heavy bleeding. Explore the various procedures that ddoctors use to remove fibroids, especially if you want to maintain your fertility.

    2. If a doctor tell you that you need to have a hysterectomy, find another doctor. That should be a last resort. There are many other treatments out there!

    Just to give you added comfort, I have had 2 fibroids on the back of my uterus for over 5 years. During that time, I managed to lose over a stone and went to the gym consistently. Due to the location of my fibroids, I had a slight paunch, but at no point did I look pregnant. However, this was due to the location of my particular fibroids - every woman is different. I say this just to reassure you that there is no link between the fibroids and weight gain. I recently had my fibroids removed via laparoscopic myomectomy because of the pain caused during exercise. I used Adrian Lower and I would highly recommend him. He is an excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner.

    Good luck with your appointment. Knowledge is power, so do your research so you can ask your doctor the right questions and understand your options. All the best!

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  • goeroe

    Hi Beth,

    Just read your concerns and Janedoeshus experiences. Hope all is well.

    I have a large multibulated fibroid uterus with large and small multiple fibroids ( some are within the uterus and in the middle of the uterus.Symptoms are a bloated tummy ,heavy periods and pressure on the bladder,aneamia. I have heard about Uterine Artery Embolisation and Keyhole surgery. I am scared and do not know what to choose.

    Please ,if experienced , what are the benefits , risks and can I keep the uterus after these procedures?

    Please help! And how can I contact Adrian Lower for consult.

    Thank you very much.

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  • isabel7

    It is really astonishing the various health problems that can be helped by natural remedies. I was enduring pain from fibroids and was planning surgery or embolisation. I have been following a natural treatment plan and my fibroids have shrunk. I am almost pain free. I have discovered that there are natural, dietary and holistic treatments for fibroids. These remedies can shrink fibroids naturally and put an end to long standing discomfort.Many could be helped by this treatment.

    Please see this website: fibroidpain.org

    See the link on the site to an e-book which is extremely well researched and gives tons of information on shrinking fibroids naturally. I was doubtful at first but the advice has helped me enormously and I also feel much healthier. I have also lost weight!

    Regards

    Isabel

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  • AnuuC

    Hi Ladies,

    I have suffered from Fibroids for 3 years now, the Doctors let me down and i suffered a lot. My fibroids caused me severe pain and very heavy bleeding.

    I have some natural remedies that have worked for me, and I want to reach out to all women who suffer from this horrible condition and help you overcome and get your life back. Please know that this condition can be cured. I spent 3 years worrying endlessley. I saw results after one month after taking my herbal remedy.

    Please note that I have set this website up to help women in need. I am not making any profit and there is no payment involved for my services.

    If you are interested, then please call me on 07528 126504, I want to help.

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