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enlarged uterus,fibroids,and endomitriatus

I went to er a year ago cause I am 52 alrealdy stopped menstruating and was hemmoraging pretty bad the doctors told me I needed a hysterectomy so had all these tests done ultra sound and a few others but then they said one more test before we do surgery to make sure there is no cancer in the uterus and there was not why wont they do the surgery then the last test was pretty painful and all they said was see you next year why would they do and say that.
So the docs tell me my uterus is about 3x larger than it should be I have a lot of fibroids that I look like im9 months pregnant have thickening endo , and have bad vertigo and could not stand for too long so I had to quit my job is there another reason that they wont do anything for me
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replied September 30th, 2015
Hi,
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If you had attained menopause, then the recent symptoms that you describe is not normal and could suggest underlying abnormalities. Do not ignore your symptoms. The delay advised for hysterectomy could suggest non-cancerous result for investigation performed. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation, clarification and get started on appropriate treatment measures for symptoms control based on examination findings and evaluation results. You may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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replied October 11th, 2015
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Have you gone a full year without a period? If not, then you are not considered post-menopausal. Many women have irregular bleeding in the years leading up to cessation of menses. They can miss months of periods (even close to a year) only to have an episode of heavy or prolonged bleeding. And fibroids can make matters worse. And they can make the endometrial / uterine lining appear thicker than it is on ultrasound.

My guess is that the biopsy was normal which is why they "backed off" on the hysterectomy recommendation which is good. Most hysterectomies are done unnecessarily and since the uterus, along with the ovaries, has LIFE LONG functions, you don't want to have it removed unless it is necessary (at least 90% of hysterectomies are not necessary). Fibroids typically shrink after menopause. If they continue to be troublesome, there are treatment options other than hysterectomy that preserve the uterus and its anatomical, skeletal, sexual, and hormonal functions.

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