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I've got very large fibroids, my uterus feels about the size of a large grapefruit ( 16-18wk). For the most, they don't give me too much trouble, just feel full most the time & I keep myself thinner then usual so I don't look like I'm too pregnant. My menstral cycle is regular (not on BC & it's every 28-30 days) & more recently only 5-6 days & it's become "normal heavy" only a day or so, compared to the 12-15 days & changing my pad (tampons out of the question when flowing this hard) every 30-40min for the first 3-5 days. I went from passing large clots & even passed a fibroid (was like giving birth) to normal. My fibroids seem to have slowed down in growing so I'm hoping with menopause just around the corner they are shrinking. But in the meantime, I have this problem & every doctor I've seen for it just scrates his or her head & says "hmm" & gives me no answer. So here is my problem:
After my cycle ends & all the after yuk is gone I will have this clear discharge that smells like dirty butt...ok, I know you all just went "dirty butt?!..what?!" Really, it isn't fishy, metalic, cheesy clumps, nor is it yellow or green goo, it's clear, it's a lot in amount, & it smells funky like dirty butt. It happens with no pre warning & it's usually about a week after my cycle ends. I soak my panty liner & undies when it happens. I've never had anything like this until after I got these fibroids & every woman I've talked with about this has never experienced this type of problem. Any one else ever have this problem or am I truely all alone??
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replied November 30th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Best way to know the cause for this foul smelling discharge is to get it tested to identify the organism via smear test and culture test. Once identified, medications to cure it can be started for you. Get your partner also treated simultaneously and avoid intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection. Keep area dry, and wear loose cotton undergarments.
Get a repeat ultrasound scan done to see if fibroids are indeed shrinking in size.
Take care.



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replied January 15th, 2013
Yep, I get exactly the same thing, and all the doctors seem to do is look unbelieving or couldn't care less. It is ruining my second marriage. My periods go on for up to 8 days, then this disgusting stink which I've tried everything for, from mainstream meds, to alternative. I'm at my wits end trying to cope with all of this. Heavy periods are a disaster with my work in a male oriented environment, then having to wear tampons longer because of this discharge so that no one else can smell it. STRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!. I'm soooo tempted to have a partial hyster, but I know that that can cause hormone imbalance even further, and in some cases has brought on fibromyalgia, which is in the family. Grooooooooooan. I'm off to a naturopath who specialises in women/hormones.
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replied July 4th, 2013
Okay ladies, I think know what the smell is. I am 34 and I was diagnosed with fibroids when I was 25. I am also a RN. I noticed the smell about 1.5 years ago and the smell is after my period. I mentioned it to my obgyn and she was clueless and tested me for various organisms and everything was negative. So my fibroids became very symptomatic (to the point of severe anemia) and I had the UFE procedure (uterine fibroid embolization). The procedure cuts the blood supply off to the fibroids and either shrinks them or kills them. Well, about 2 months after the procedure I noticed the smell more intensely along with discharge. To make a long story short, I ended up passing (vaginally) a submucosal fibroid within the uterine cavity. The fibroid had become necrotic (dead) because of the procedure. The smell was awful but familiar(to a more intense degree). My theory is that the smell is coming from intracavitary and submucosal fibroids that are sloughing. The entire fibroid is not dead, but maybe portions are. I am getting ready to have another procedure called a Myosure. A scope goes into the cervix and a tool slices off the fibroid in the cavity. I think treating the fibroids is the key. Also find a doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to investigate. Sadly, they are not always ample. Be proactive and don’t give up!
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replied February 3rd, 2014
Dear Mchu,

I have exactly the same that you're describing. The only difference is that the foul vaginal discharge started 2 months ago ( and 5 months after my UFE). Now it's been 6 months after the procedure & I'm desperate to solve this situation. I noticed you wrote about having the myosure procedure back in July of 2013. I would like to know how your experience went with this and if you're back to a normal life. Also; if you could recommend a doctor, I'm in Florida, but I'm willing to go anywhere to have this done. A million thanks in advance,
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replied May 3rd, 2014
Dr. Madhumita Avinash Paul,
This discussion is not about STD's nor about yeast infection. It is about leakage of degrading uterine fibroids. The reason so many women have to go through years of B.S. prior to getting appropriate treatment for their problems is because of doctors who don't listen.
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replied December 3rd, 2010
Thank you..
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replied February 5th, 2011
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if the fibroid(s) are inside the uterine cavity, you may notice a discharge. This is a common sign that the lysing (dissolving) of the fibroid is occurring. The color of this discharge can range from clear to white to blood red or brown periodically during the first few months. So don't worry too much about it.

The odor is weird, but you are absolutely right it is not fishy. Still don’t worry about it. I was told to take odorless garlic pills and probiotics throughout the process and add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath.
If you are not already doing so,
1) Eat plenty of raw organic fruits and dark green veggies. Fibroids can not survive in an alkaline environment.
2) Drink about 2 litres of filtered water per day.
3) Use chemical free products only. That includes detergents and hair and skin products.
4) Milk thistle is also great for balancing your hormones.
5) There are also some great foods like shitake mushrooms and kelp that help to shrink fibroids.
6) Exercise everyday and stay positive. In no time they’ll be gone.
I’m not a doctor, but I’ve been seeing a Chinese Medicine herbalist who has prescribed herbs that are quite powerful and known to disintegrate fibroids that are smaller than 6cm in 2-4 months. She was also the angel who has empowered me with a truck load of information to prevent and cure fibroids. So you may want to explore this route, because quite frankly western medicine offers little help in this area.
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replied December 8th, 2013
Thanks for these great tips.
I just stumbled onto this series of posts because I was looking for information about the weird discharge and fibroids. The ultrasound shows 2 intramural fibroids (one of them may be partially submucosal) and no one has been able to tell me about the discharge. It could be bright yellow one day, clear the other, and then greyish -- but hardly any smell though. Each day is different but sometimes so much comes out they soak up an ultrathin pad.

Your naturopathic advices sound awesome. I have an acupuncturist who hasn't given me herbs yet. But his wife suffered from fibroids and he was able to shrink them with a combination of herbs and acupuncture. He hasn't given me a lot of details and don't seem to care how big the fibroids are (my largest one is 5cm).
Your estimate about the size of fibroid (<6cm) and time (2-4 months) is super helpful. Many thanks!
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replied July 30th, 2014
Hello - Can you share the names of the Chinese Herbs you took? Thank you
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replied February 6th, 2011
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OMG I have been thinking I'm dying slowly! The discharge I have is like mucus, my periods are so heavy that the first 2 days I'm wearing a jumbo tampon AND a pad and still leaking through. My pelvic ultrasound took 25 seconds(not lying)and was told all is well! What??? The mucus is just non stop and starting to get me down. I have 4 bumps on my cervix(sp) when I went to the Dr. I had 2. No one but me thinks this is a problem,how do I get their damn attention?????
Had enough!
Kelly.
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replied February 6th, 2011
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I'll tell you what my Chinese Medicine therapist told me. And it's making my road to recovery smooth. I now have normal periods and almost no discharge.

You have to remember that your job right now is to get better. So, don't waste time or energy trying to get the M.D.s attention. You'll only be frustrated and that will only make your condition worse. There are political reasons why doctors act passive and arrogant. I suggest that you immerse yourself in literature about non-surgical natural healing of fibroids.

I learned that fibroids are made of fibrin and enzymes eatâ fibrin. Enzymes are my new best friend. Uncooked vegetables, fruits and sprouts offer the highest levels of natural enzymes. See where this logical progression is going?

Again, that weird non-stop "goo" discharge is a good sign. It is a signal that the remnants of the fibroids are passing through you. See explanation above. But don't just take my word, do lots of research and take control of your uterus. Again, relax, juice dark green veggies and have faith, so your body can heal quickly. I hope this helps.
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replied February 6th, 2011
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I forget to mention some good supplements that have helped me.

B complex vitamins help reduce abnormal blood clotting.

Vitamin C and bioflavonoids help to strengthen the capillaries in the body, which can reduce heavy bleeding. Taken as a supplement, vitamin C produces results for women with heavy periods.

Vitamin E helps to slow the growth of fibroids.

My supplement plan includes

A good multivitamin and mineral tablet with Vitamin A* as beta-carotene, not retinol; (10,000 iu per day)

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids (1000mg per day)

Vitamin B complex (providing 50mg of each B vitamin)
Vitamin E 400IU
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replied December 8th, 2011
I was having a lot of spotting for 4 months. My doctors gave me 3 different birth control pills and not one could stop the spotting and clotting. Yesterday I got feed up and went to my local natural products store. Spoke to an angel, she gave me Maca to help balance my hormones. An hour after I took the first does I felt cramps then the 2nd hour the flood gates opened I was having a real period. I was having contraction like pain all night but I still took the maca the next day. this time double the dose. 26 hours after the first treatment I passed a fibroid. At least that's what the doctor said it is. I feel so much better. You better believe I'm taking my Maca tomorrow. Research it to see if it's something you should unapproved advertising spam God's way.
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replied September 10th, 2012
Uterine Fibroids and Maca
Could you elaborate on the type (powder, capsule, etc) and dose of Maca that you were taking. Also perhaps the brand recommended. I'd greatly appreciate it.
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replied December 3rd, 2012
Hi Ninalara,

when you had a sudden bleed, wont you be scared? What made you continue and even upped the dose?
I took serrapatase blend for a few days,, and suddenly i had mega bleeds for 7 hours ,, i got freaked out and stopped. My naturopath said it's normal, but is it really normal?
Just a bit puzzled why you welcomed the abnormal bleeding, but thank God you passed out a fibroid, but how did you know that the bleeding was a good thing??
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replied July 30th, 2014
I too would like to know if you could elaborate on the type (powder, capsule, etc) and dose of Maca that you were taking. Also perhaps the brand recommended. I'd greatly appreciate it.
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replied January 4th, 2012
At Last!!!!!...This is the fist time I have heard someone else with the exact same problem!!...I have had it for about a year now ( on and off)...The pain and discomfort associated with this problem is sometimes worse than the menstrual cramps. I have been told I am Peri-Menopausal, So going through all the usual blood clots etc/ heavy periods. I had an ultrasound scan a couple of years ago, and I was told that I had 4/5 fibroids, but that they will die off as I go through the Menopause..So have I read right that the clear, runny, foul smelling discharge ( which as she said above does smell like butt!!) with loads of pain, is the fibroids dying???...if so, I am glad that there is light at the end of this horrible tunnel!!....I will look into chinese medicine. Thanks for all the great info on here Smile
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replied January 4th, 2012
At Last!!!!!...This is the fist time I have heard someone else with the exact same problem!!...I have had it for about a year now ( on and off)...The pain and discomfort associated with this problem is sometimes worse than the menstrual cramps. I have been told I am Peri-Menopausal, So going through all the usual blood clots etc/ heavy periods. I had an ultrasound scan a couple of years ago, and I was told that I had 4/5 fibroids, but that they will die off as I go through the Menopause..So have I read right that the clear, runny, foul smelling discharge ( which as she said above does smell like butt!!) with loads of pain, is the fibroids dying???...if so, I am glad that there is light at the end of this horrible tunnel!!....I will look into chinese medicine. Thanks for all the great info on here Smile
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replied July 30th, 2014
I am 65 and I got the fibroids 4 years ago which was 8 years AFTER menopause - So I am living proof that menopause is not always the answer. The excessive discharge & odor started a couple of months ago after I started on a hi-dose of Potease - I swear it smells like rotten hamburger - I assumed it was the fibroids dying off and am so glad I found this site which confirmed my assumption. I will continue the protease for another month and then let you all know the results. Thank you all for your honesty and sharing your experiences!
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replied February 9th, 2012
Fibroids and Smelly discharges
I am 44 years old, with fibroids likened to a 32 week old pregnancy. I already had a myomectomy to remove fibroids about 8 years ago and they have grown back so drastically and am not ready for another surgery. The fibroids are huge and embarassing and i have to wear baggy clothes to disguise the extended stomach. I have this horrible smelly discharges and i have been to so many doctors who have told me that i do not have any STD, however no one can explain the horrible smelly discharge. Its even more embarassing during sex. Am glad to hear am not alone in this. However what is the solution. The fibroids are not shrinking despite the intense discharges.
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replied November 21st, 2012
Foul Yellow Discharge with Fibroids
thought I was crazy as my doc says it's a bacterial infection. Taken flagyl and canesten 3 but it just comes back after my period which is painful and bleeds like a river. Three myomectomies, last three years ago. Now about to schedule a hysterectomy for better quality of life. Have heard about something called fibroidclear but wonder if it is anygood. Will give it a try as I hate this hysterectomy surgery idea - so final.
Any thoughts on this? Anyone going through same yellowish, foul, fishy discharge?
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replied March 12th, 2012
fibroid removal
hi all , i am going in hospital for fibroids removed tomorrow tues 13 march and i really hope it gets rid of this horrible smell and heavy bleeding and pelvic pain .. will let you know how i get on .... jules
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replied March 15th, 2012
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Fibroids and Water Fasts
Surgery does NOT work. They will just grow back. However, I know that what prevents them from growing back is drinking apple cider vinegar, with a pinch of baking soda and molassis. (You have to drink it every day on an empty stomach in the morning.) And avoiding sugar, meat, hormonal medications and foods (i.e GMO soy, dairy etc.)

A healthy 80% percent raw food diet, serrapetase, vitamin d, iodine and water fasts help get rid of fibroids naturally.

The water fasts are very effective, but it's safer do it at a clinic (i.e TrueNorth Health Center.) It's expensive though. There is a testimonial on Youtube. See "Results of Water Fasting - Uterine Fibroids".
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replied March 16th, 2012
fibroid removal
hi all , had my op on tues and i have never felt better .. i feel 10 years younger and have my energy back , also that horrible smell has gone and i have no bleeding!!! will let you know how i get on x
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replied April 6th, 2012
I am 42 and I have fibroids with that fluid like discharge. I am also experiencing lower back aches. I opt the natural remedy and I have faith that the suggestions that was mentioned will work. Thank you guys for sharing.
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replied February 8th, 2013
Hi Juliekk, exactly what surgery did you have? Did they only remove the fibroids and nothing else?
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replied January 13th, 2014
Hi, glad you're doing well from the surgery. I would like to know who performed the surgery. I find it very helpful for people to mention a good gynecologist surgeon. I,ve been struggling to find a good surgeon. I've read ton of reviews of surgeons but sometimes when you meet them you get a different perception of the doctor. Being that surgery is a tough decision, I find it very important to trust the surgeon. This is the reason I feel good recommendation are important from someone who had a good outcome. Thanks
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replied April 10th, 2012
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along with avoiding sugar, you should NOT eat grains (wheat, rice, corn, etc) because they convert to sugar quickly and also other reasons you can read about at marksdailyapple.com for free
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replied May 28th, 2012
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Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors in Rats
ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2012) — Treatment with vitamin D reduced the size of uterine fibroids in laboratory rats predisposed to developing the benign tumors, reported researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.


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Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. Fibroids grow within and around the wall of the uterus. Thirty percent of women 25 to 44 years of age report fibroid-related symptoms, such as lower back pain, heavy vaginal bleeding or painful menstrual periods. Uterine fibroids also are associated with infertility and such pregnancy complications as miscarriage or preterm labor. Other than surgical removal of the uterus, there are few treatment options for women experiencing severe fibroid-related symptoms and about 200,000 U.S. women undergo the procedure each year. A recent analysis by NIH scientists estimated that the economic cost of fibroids to the United States, in terms of health care expenses and lost productivity, may exceed $34 billion a year.

Fibroids are three to four times more common in African-American women than in white women. Moreover, African-American women are roughly 10 times more likely to be deficient in vitamin D than are white women. In previous research, the study authors found that vitamin D inhibited the growth of human fibroid cells in laboratory cultures.

"The study results provide a promising new lead in the search for a non-surgical treatment for fibroids that doesn't affect fertility," said Louis De Paolo, Ph.D., chief of the Reproductive Sciences Branch of the NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which funded the study.

First author Sunil K. Halder, Ph.D., of Meharry Medical College in Nashville conducted the research with Meharry colleagues Chakradhari Sharan, Ph.D., and Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D., and with Kevin G. Osteen, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, also in Nashville. The findings appeared online in the journal Biology of Reproduction.

For the current study, the researchers tested the vitamin D treatment on a strain of rats genetically predisposed to developing fibroid tumors. After examining the animals and confirming the presence of fibroids in 12 of them, the researchers divided the rats into two groups of six each: those that would receive vitamin D and those that would not.

In the first group, small pumps implanted under the skin delivered a continuous dose of vitamin D for three weeks. The researchers then examined the animals in both groups. Fibroids increased in size in the untreated rats, but, in the rats receiving vitamin D, the tumors had shrunk dramatically. On average, uterine fibroids in the group receiving vitamin D were 75 percent smaller than those in the untreated group.

The amount of vitamin D the rats received each day was equivalent to a human dose of roughly 1,400 international units. The recommended amount of vitamin D for teens and adults age 70 and under is 600 units daily, although up to 4,000 units is considered safe for children over age 9, adults, and for pregnant and breastfeeding females.

"Additional research is needed to confirm vitamin D as a potential treatment for women with uterine fibroids," said Dr. Al-Hendy. "But it is also an essential nutrient for the health of muscle, bone and the immune system, and it is important for everyone to receive an adequate amount of the vitamin."

Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna are the best natural sources of the vitamin. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D. Fortified milk and other fortified foods provide an additional source of the vitamin. Vitamin D is also produced when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin.
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replied December 17th, 2012
OMG! Although, I would not wish Fibroid on my worst enemy. I am so glad to know that I am not going crazy and that I am not alone. Thank you ladies for your response, It has been help full. I have been told that I have several approx 5cm fribroids that sit at the bottom of the inside of my uterus. I too have the heavy mentral cycle,clear discharge, full feeling and horrible cramps. I have been on Birth Control for the past yr to try and control with bleeding with no success. I am at a loss as to what to do surg Vs.nonsurg. I am just tired of it all and want it to just go away.
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replied January 30th, 2013
fibroids, pcos
In my case, a day before of my mens, I have this discharges thru my anus. The color is somewhat like light yellow, almost cream. Very painful whenever it is coming out. And you can never control it- it's like loose bowel movement. Anyone has this? I was operated - myomectomy and pcos 2yrs ago.
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replied March 3rd, 2013
Fibroids
hi everyone,

i am 42 years of age and was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. my gynecologist informed me that it needs to be removed, but i am a little skeptical about putting my body through surgical procedures. i have been discharging yellowish almost every day. however, the discharge has no smell. during the course of my menstrual cycle i bleed heavy using a tampon and a pad. i have been during research and have found something that has been successfully helping me. i drink red rasberry leaf tea, red clover tea, as well as milk thistle tea. i have noticed a big difference in my flow, it will gradually work its way of removing my fibroids. another good method is organic apple cider vinegar.
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