Fibroids May Keep Me From Conceiving Should I Try Now

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shalyn - June 6

Here is my story...I am 21 years old and recently found out that I have uterine fibroids. For those who may not know what fibroids are, they are masses of tissue that grow in certain parts of the uterus sometimes causing multiple symptoms (heavy periods, pain, infertility, etc.) or if you are lucky...no symptoms at all. I on the other hand was not as lucky, and developed a horrific pain in my uterus that incapacitated me for almost 4 weeks. I ran back and forth to the emergency room almost every other day because the pain was so excruciating. I was put on multiple pain medications...literally everything under the sun. To no avail every doctor I saw told me the same thing....I have a large fibroid in my uterus and its completely unfortunate because I'm so young and this usually happens to women in their 30's-40's. Well I'm doing much better now...no pain, but I've elected not to do anything about my fibroid in regards to surgery because almost every doctor is afraid to go there. There's the chance of hysterectomy and since I'm so young and have no children they would prefer I just wait and see. Well my GYN has informed me that he would like to see me FINISH my family within the next five years because the chances of this thing increasing are great and I do want to have kids one day. Not to mention, fibroids increasing in size cause a host of other medical problems and when they get to the "emergency" stage there may be nothing that could be done to spare my uterus. Needless to say...I'm scared. And along with that bit of info comes the news that my most recent pap is abnormal and they want to do further testing on a possible HPV (cervical cancer) cell strain that was found. This happened to me a few years back, and although it turned out to be nothing I was told to keep it monitored. So thats another thing to worry about...when it rains it pours. Long story short, with all these recent health revelations I am thinking more and more about my chances of conceiving in the future. I would love nothing more than to have a child and would hate for time to go on and the fibroids to worsen and then I wouldnt be able to. I have established the career that I want, I'm not much of a school person but I will be finishing up my degree next year just to get it over with, I have people behind me who would support me 110% (mom and grandma have been hinting at me having a baby since this whole fibroid thing happened and they know how serious it is), I am with a wonderful man who I know would support me throughout this, and I would definitely be financially stable by the time this child was born. I work from home so there'd be no question on who would be taking care of my baby. I know that I am mentally ready and capable of doing this, but honestly I am still a little scared. I know I would be a great mom, but sometimes you can't help second guessing yourself. What I'm looking for is a suggestion as to what would be logical considering my whole situation. I don't really have anyone else to talk to about this because I have beaten it over my friends heads for weeks and they can't seem to give a logical opinion. Sorry this was so long...guess I just needed to get it all out.

 

denisecasanova - June 7

I feel that you should leave it in God's hands. Talk it over with your boyfriend see if he want to hae a child now and if he does through all of you contreceptives away and see what happens. If God feels like it is your time to have kids it will happen. Good luck

 

Lin - June 14

Since there probably is no god, it's not a good idea to leave it in "his" hands. I say if your boyfriend is happy with trying, then go for it! I normally don't think anyone should have kids until they're around 25, but it's a special case when your fertility is declining fast. Best of luck to you!

 

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