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21 Jan 2004

Tumour on Uterus
My wife has just returned from the Gynae and passed on some disturbing news and I haven’t a clue how serious it is and what I could do to help.

She was sterilised about three years ago and hasn’t visited the Gynae since then, she has been experiencing extreme pain during her period and has also bled heavier than normal, the prognosis that she came home with is that she has 2 tumours in her uterus. The Gynae says they are benign and don’t need to be cut out he offered her hormone treatment which she has declined and given her painkillers to ease the pain.

What-as a concerned husband-can I do to help in any way? Will this interfere with our sex life, what happens when menopause steps in and would a hysterectomy clear it all up?
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01 Jan 0001

She probably has fibroids, growths of the muscle of the uterus. This is very common as women get older. They can cause heavy periods. If they are large. a hysterectomy is necessary. Smaller ones can be treated symptomatically. She could try taking Ponstan during her periods. This will help the pain and may make them a bit lighter. The fibroids should not interfere with your sex life. Fibroids gtrow very slowly and tend to stop growing after the menopause.

Best wishes
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