Abby was 37 in 2006, when she came to me with extremely heavy periods.
She felt heavy pressure from her growing uterus, and she was so anemic that she almost needed a blood transfusion. I ordered an MRI, which show too many small fibroids to count. The largest fibroid was only 3.5cm (about 1 1/2 inches) and the uterus was like a big bag of small marbles. I did office hysteroscopy to look directly inside the uterus, and this confirmed that there were numerous submucous myomas on the inside of the uterus as well as in the walls.
Photo shows “too numerous to count” small fibroids. Read on to learn about Abby’s decision making process. Read the rest of this entry »