New here - questions about uterine fibroids

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2011
New here - questions about uterine fibroids
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 4:50pm

I have PCOS and have had 10-12 day periods for months. I have been on the pill for years. When I went and got my uterine ultrasound (6 months ago)

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2007
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 9:18pm
Fibriods can cause heavy and long periods, so they might be extending your cycle.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 10:28am

Did your doctor say if the fibroid was small or big? They can caused abnormal bleeding. Do you have any breakthrough bleeding?

It sounds like your doctor wants you to stop ovulating in order to reduce your bleeding. No ovulation, less uterine lining that will build up. If you are still having heavy bleeding, go back and see your doctor. We have had a couple people here who have had successful uterine ablations. But you must be done having children. You didnt say how old you are. Is it possible you are perimenopausal?

If the pill doesnt work, there are other options. I hope you find something that works for you. That must be very frustrating!