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Ladies please--fibroids/ablation?

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posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 09:53 AM
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I have fibroids and every time I have them checked they've grown. My cycle is horrificly bad. To the point where I can barely do anything that week, including leaving the house. I've been recommended to have an ablation. Anyone have experience with that? Is it worth doing? Would you do it again if given the choice.

BTW, sorry to any men who may have accidentally stumbled in here. I didn't mean to scar you.




posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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I thought Fibroids Ablation was the title of a kick ass sci-fi movie.
Hope the docs can fix you up.
Best of wishes.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Bwahahahaha! I wish that was what it was. Thank you. You gave me a laugh.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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I had fibroids went I neared perimenopause.
Horrible monthly cycles.
Cramps, and heavy periods.....and TMI.

My doctor put me on Prometrium, a natural progesterone. It worked quite well.

I don't know if your situation is worse, or if this Ablation is a newer procedure...I have no knowledge about it.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: proloz

This is not exactly what you were asking but I had marvelous results adding natural progesterone and flaxseed oil to my diet. There are additional nutritional interventions you can do that are listed below. I would definitely give these diet changes a try before having the ablation procedure.

draxe.com...

1. Avoid Foods that Make It Worse

This includes:

High-Fat, Processed Meats. High-fat, processed meats are some of the worst food choices for women when it comes to fibroids. Foods high in unhealthy fats like non-organic meats are processed meats can increase inflammation levels and often contain chemical additives. (Think hamburgers and processed breakfast sausages.) When you eat beef, you should always opt for grass-fed beef.
Conventional Dairy. Non-organic dairy is very high in steroids and other chemicals that can alter hormones and encourage the development and growth of fibroids.
Refined Sugar. Consuming refined sugar can increase pain and reduce immune function in the body. It may also lead to weight gain and hormonal imbalance, two factors that encourage the development of fibroids. Studies have even shown that a high dietary glycemic index is associated with higher risk of uterine fibroids in some women. (3)
Refined Carbohydrates...

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posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: proloz

An ablation is a very simple procedure, and they work very well for some women. I wasn't so lucky...I had a single large tumor that was basically feeding off my arterial blood supply, and had the ablation done. It didn't even work for one day. After almost 80 days straight of bleeding and life threatening anemia, I had a partial hysterectomy in 2004. I was only 33 years old. I know plenty of women who had an ablation too, and they were successful. Individual mileage may vary.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: proloz

If the fibroid is in the endometrium (the lining of your uterus), it is my understanding that you are not a candidate for an ablation. Fibroids that are located in the myometrium should not cause irregular bleeding, but they can cause horrible cramping. An ablation will help with excessive bleeding, as it burns the lining of your uterus, preventing it from building up every month. An ablation will not help with cramping. I had an ablation 10 years ago for extremely heavy and painful menses. I haven't had a period since, but I still cramp every month.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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I had an ablation after years of menorrhagia and I was cured instantly.

I no longer had periods, because bleeding with a huge tumor in your uterus is NOT a normal menstrual cycle.

I was in and out of surgery in 2 hours. There was no pain or discomfort following surgery.

I really regretted having not done it sooner. Do it -- you'll be glad you did!



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: proloz

Angelica Sinensis/ Dang Gui
Utilized for centuries in China to regulate menses and clear fibroids.

Amazing stuff referred to as "female ginseng"

I recommend decocting it over using an alcohol tincture.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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My wife had it done after we tried to have kids for two years. Fertility Doc did the ablation and two months later she was pregnant. It was definitely worth doing for us. Her cramping and all improved too.

Best of luck!

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posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: proloz

I too was a candidate for ablation. I choose not to do it. Read all the things that can go wrong and really think if you are ok with any of those scenarios. It may not happen to you but it might. As i've gotten older I will say that things have gotten much much better and I'm glad of the choice I've made. I've read that there is a benefit to having heavy periods. Most of us have too much iron and menstruation and donating blood is a good way to get rid of it. Look into natural remedies too.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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I've read that there is a benefit to having heavy periods.


Are you joking? There is no benefit to having non-stop bleeding that makes you anemic , as OP has already mentioned, and depletes iron from your body.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: proloz

While I'm not female, my ex wife had an ablation when her periods became so unpredictable and painful. It's a very simple procedure and she was in and out in one day. She had no side effects and said she had no regrets about having it. On a good note, although it's not especially meant for that, we never had to worry about contraceptives again. We knew that if she did get pregnant again, we'd just have another child. It was no big deal either way. If it happened, it happened.
Hope that helps a bit.



posted on Aug, 5 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: proloz

My neighbor is a nurse and she had horrible painful periods and endometriosis, and all sorts of problems. She had ablation done and said it was the best decision she ever made. And she said the procedure itself wasn't bad at all. I too have troublesome periods, with terrible cramping and vomiting and she highly recommended it to me.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: proloz

I too was a candidate for ablation. I choose not to do it. Read all the things that can go wrong and really think if you are ok with any of those scenarios. It may not happen to you but it might. As i've gotten older I will say that things have gotten much much better and I'm glad of the choice I've made. I've read that there is a benefit to having heavy periods. Most of us have too much iron and menstruation and donating blood is a good way to get rid of it. Look into natural remedies too.


I have read the bad things that can happen. I could end up with a colostomy bag if there is a hole that the water gets through. The thought terrifies me. With that said though it's really affecting my life. My blood count was low and my doctor said I was anemic from so much blood loss.

Not trying to be TMI, but I literally can't go out of the house during my period. It's that bad. A few months ago I had it for 30 days. 30 days of hell.

Think I'm just going to bite the bullet and do it.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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*hugs*

Gentlemen look away.



Awful horrid wretched experience!
The Chinese herbs work really well to regulate periods but,
I found it didn't reduce the fibroid so if I stopped I practically hemorrhaged. No joke ended up in Hospital Casualty a couple of times!!!

Progesterone, builds up a tolerance to it and all it did was destroy my balanced hormones.

Had 3 surgeries, last one was a success. Just get the right doctor, most will tell you to have hysterectomy as it's easier for them, don't listen if you want kids etc.

The Menorrhagia is not for the light heated soul. It is a curse.
Operate, get them out! don't scrape or burn them, ask the doctor to cut them out from either side of the fibroid and then re-sow your uterus. Makes it smaller, but this beasties will not grow back as likely.

Take iron tablets and vitamin C, you will be depressed and anemic soon enough.

*Hugs, Hugs Hugs*



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Glad you got better...to be fair to the science of Chinese Medicine, your differential diagnosis would not be at all the same as most anyone elses...so mileage differs as do quality vs. Master practitioners.

So again, Its a shame your singular experience was poor with whomever you received treatment from as well as your own root constitutional issues regarding Chinese or any herbs...but raw materials, processing, practitioner etc...all come into play. I wouldnt write off the second oldest medical paradigm on earth.

And heres a hug for you too...no offence intended
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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket



The horror of it I have not put in writing as it would people gag.
I don't accept every treatment as being infallible.
Guess what? I am open to Chinese medicine and have used it for the last 20 years, which means I didn't crap on Chinese medicine as you seem to think I did.
I just said it helped alleviating symptoms but didn't remove the fibroid.
My hellish experience doesn't need judgement from you.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Um..i wasnt?
Lord folks are thin skinned any more...good for you



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

First you say I wrote off the world's "second oldest medical practice" which I didn't, it's clear as day in my posts that I use Chinese medicine.
Next I am apparently I am thin skinned.

Way to to disrupt a thread trying to help some poor women with a health trauma.
I assume you aren't in anyway a healer yourself with this really rude attitude.



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