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Irregular Bleeding and Fibroids

Hello Dr. Parker,

I have been reading your website for the past few hours. I am very grateful to have learned so much about my condition.

I am a 42 year old female living in NYC who was diagnosed with 2 fibroids about 6 cm each. One of them is close to the uterine cavity. Right before I was diagnosed I noticed that my period was coming closer, every 23-24 days and it was lasting up to 7 days instead of the usual 4-5 days. In addition, I started to get cramps, which I never had before and this was when I went to my GYN who said I had fibroids. He suggested surgery but I was reticent.  I started seeing a homeopathic doctor that put me on MYrrh tablets, Omega 3 pills, and Estro-factors and told me to cut out all meat, dairy, soy which I’ve been doing for the past 5 months. My period became lighter and lasted for a shorter time and the cramping decreased. I did another sonogram and was told that the Fibroids are stable, down by about .4 of a cm. However, in the last 2 months I have been bleeding (not heavy) on and off, all the time. I took something called STem The Flow for about 10 days and my period stopped. Then I started exercising and it came back again. Sometimes I drink tea or soup and that starts me back bleeding again. I have no pain but the bleeding will not go away. It is totally ruining my sex life, as I cannot have intercourse or exercise because of the intermittent bleeding. What can I do? Please help.

It is important that you tell your doctor about the irregular bleeding.  Fibroids usually cause heavy bleeding.  Irregular bleeding is usually from hormonal swings, but the lining cells of the uterus should be checked to make sure no polyps or overgrown lining cells (it is extremely rare for this to be precancer or cancer) are causing this problem.

Bill Parker, MD

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