I'm 47 and I just found out I have fibroid tumors. I've had heavy bleeding, painful sex, and bladder problems. I would have my period, which was very heavy, then less than two weeks later I would have bleeding again. Then I went for 3 months without a period. I just started my period yesterday and it's back to the same heavy flow. I'm very confused on what to do....just made another appt. with my gyno for next Monday. I'm trying to avoid a hysterectomy but my insurance won't cover ablation...only a hysterectomy. Anyone have any experience with this?View Thread
Thank you for so much information!! I know alot of women who have done the albation and all of them have amazing results. If I can get the heavy bleeding to stop, that would help so much. We travel alot and I don't want to have to deal with something so unpredictable. I know I only have a few years left of menstruation, if that long, and if I can avoid a hysterectomy altogether that would be great. I think the ablation would carry me through the next few years until menstruation ceases. I was put on the pill about a year ago because of an ovarian cyst that wouldn't go away but I didn't stay on them long because of wild mood swings and headaches. For me, it wasn't worth it. But I would like to keep an eye on that tumor. I was told if they get big enough, it can grow on the outside of the uterus and maybe even attach to other organs. My appointment is Monday and I will discuss further with my doctor exactly what I should be doing and I guess I will have to fight with my insurance to get anything done. I was hoping after three months of no period, it wouldn't be as heavy as it was before once it started again but I was wrong and I don't want to do this for the next 5 or 6 years. My mom was 52 when she has her last period. Again, thanks for the help!View Thread
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