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I first saw Michelle when she was 35 in 2005. She had her first myomectomy at the age of 26 and her second at the age of 33. She was sent to me by her Ob-Gyn after an ER visit for severe bleeding.
I did an ultrasound on the first visit, and there was fluid in the uterus which outlined a large submucous fibroid. The bulk of the fibroid was in the wall rather than inside the cavity of the uterus. Because of the location I felt hysteroscopic treatment was inadviseable. Although we were concerned because she already had two abdominal myomectomies (elsewhere), I did her third myomectomy.
I did an ultrasound in September, 2006 showing a healthy 10 week prgnancy. Michelle delivered her first son by cesarean in 2007. Her OB noticed some scar tissue inside her uterus at the time. I later did an office hysteroscopy to clear this and a small amount of retained placental tissue and treat the scar tissue. In October, 2010, she returned with another healthy early pregnancy.
Comment: Michelle came in today with her 4 year old son, her 4 month old baby, and a picture of them taken when he was just born. Even if you have had prior surgery don’t give up hope without seeing an expert in the treatment of fibroids.