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Hysterectomy for Fibroids with Minimal Symptoms

Dear Dr.Parker:

I have just turned forty and I have recently had a pelvic ultrasound , which revealed four uterine fibroids, the largest being 8.6 cm in diameter (my uterus measuring 16 x 14 x 8cm).

I have never had children and have chosen not to in the future, my gynecologist suggested a hysterectomy based on that fact.  I am really scared about this, as I was only in the hospital the first time ever in my life in 2009 to have my gall bladder removed. I have a conctraceptive implant Implanon, heavy bleeding only two days a month, but this has improved while taking iron tablets and vit B12 injections as perscribed for anaemia.

After reading your  informative website, should I seek a second opinion?  As I am not keen on the idea of making such a rash decision, I wish to make the right one.

I thank you for your kind attention.

There should be many options available to you , as outlined on my website, including the option of no treatment since the fibroids do not sound like they are bothering you.   Hysterectomy should not be necessary and you should seek a second opinion from a gynecologist who can offer you the other options in order to see what is right for you.

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I hope you find this information helpful,

Bill Parker, MD


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