Hi there, I have had dreadfully heavy periods (Menorrhagia) for many years now resulting in incredible inconvenience. Despite raising this several times with my doctors and also Kidderminster hospital and having a quick internal check there, I was told that I was perfectly fine.
After a few years in 2015 and then 2016 when feeling a lot better and gaining the confidence to, I raised this as an urgent matter with my local Worcestershire GP again and blood tests were done quickly, and an investigation last year with Worcester Hospital booked. This was incredibly efficient and I had an ultrasound, a camera inserted into the vaginal cavity which was pretty much a breeze after experiencing childbirth! They were able to tell me there and then that I had a fibroid on my womb wall which was non-cancerous afterwards and would have caused or added to my heavy bleeding problem. I left and drove myself home and carried on for the day as if nothing had happened as i was in the middle of a divorce.
Since then I tried the Merino Coil to alleviate the bleeding yet i started to light bleed daily on it and it subsequently irritated me internally and slipped out. I am now a year later on taking 3 monthly injected progesterone which worked for the first 2 months no heavy bleeding but on the 3rd there has been a problem with bleeding yet again (it was like this with the coil). Any advice would be greatly appreciated on what to do next, I was going to take the 3 year injection a month ago but I need a treatment that reduces blood flow to just 5-7 days and makes it light or halts it altogether. I was hoping this would resolve it.
Would Ullipristal work to destroy the fibroid? Can anyone recommend any good alternatives. I believe that this has heavily contributed to mood changes and blood loss to exhaustion at times. Also my blood pressure has been high for quite a few years now which is unusual as it was always low.
My advice would be if you have heavy bleeding don't be fobbed off, insist on further investigation until the matter is resolved. The hospital investigation was really not too painful, similar to a smear test really, they put a clear covering over the probe and lubricant is available, looking at your womb is quite funny without a little person in it and from the inside and after all it seems my fibroid was non malignant!