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Question: Bleeding uterine fibroid treatments?


 jewel1953 - Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:03 am

I have uterine fibroids that bled out for almost six weeks, hemorhaging at times. My gynecologist put me on high strength progesterone even though I told her that the low dose had a severe affect on me. I was given 12 pills - one a day - and repeat the same the next month. I didn't get thru the 12 pills as it severely affected my diabetes and depression. My family doctor treated me for the horrible side affects. My gynecologist won't consider surgery. I am looking for an answer but haven't been back to this doctor since she didn't listen to me when I told her about side affects from progesterone. Can anyone help me out? I am 56 yrs. old and have had periods until this year which has only been the fibroids bleeding.
Jewel1953
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 am

User avatar Hello,
It sounds like it's time for a second opinion. If you don't have a good, trusting relationship with your doctor or you don't feel heard, you should see someone else. You will feel more confident if both doctors agree or perhaps someone else will find an acceptable solution to your problem. Is it because of your diabetes that your doctor does not wish to do surgery?

Your health care plan may determine who you can see, so you should start there but you can ask friends for a recommendation or even the hospital. Sometimes the nurses on the floors where that type of doctor works (women surgery) can help you find a doctor you can feel good about.

Good luck with this frustrating condition.

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