Anyone with degenerated fibroid?

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  1. alliumali

    alliumali Member

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    I'm 21 weeks and after a couple of days of the most unbelieveable pain have just been diagnosed with a degenerated fibroid. The pain is so intense and constant and it's impossible to rest as it hurts to lie down. I'm hoping it will only last a few days but just wondered if anyone has any experience of them?
     
  2. timsmom

    timsmom Well-Known Member

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    Sorry honey I haven't but hope you're feeling better soon! :hug:
     
  3. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    Not heard of that before, hope you're back to normal soon :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  4. Sherlock

    Sherlock Well-Known Member

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    Heya :hug:

    I'd never heard of this before so went and did a bit of reading up on it. Found this

    Q: What can happen to a fibroid in pregnancy to make it painful? Can embolization be used during pregnancy?

    A: Embolization is NEVER used in pregnancy, even if the fibroid becomes painful. Any possibility of pregnancy is an absolute contra-indication to the procedure. The treatment of a painful fibroid in pregnancy is rest and pain-medication. It tends to quiet down quickly.

    There is, however, an interesting comparison between embolization and the "Painful Pregnancy Fibroid." A painful fibroid in pregnancy is often due to something called "Red Degeneration" - which occurs in about 10% of fibroids. It happens when - because of the stimulation of pregnancy hormones - the fibroid enlarges very quickly and outgrows its blood supply. The central area of the fibroid degenerates - much the way a fibroid does after embolization. The difference appears to be that the process is much less complete in "Red Degeneration" than in "Embolization". Later on, fibroids which have undergone Red Degeneration - may re-grow. Embolized fibroids never grow again.


    Taken from here

    I also found a heap more along similar lines.

    Hopefully you are able to take pain relief, even if only paracetamol and lots of rest. Can you prop yourself up with pillows in a comfy position to rest? What else did your GP or MW say about it?

    I really do hope it passes for you soon. I can't offer much else other than these :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

    Feel free to drop me a PM if you want to talk more :) I shall drop one to you later, just life has been hectic of late. Lots to catch up on and sorry I've been so slow getting back to you.
     

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