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I have been diagnosed recently with fibroids. All started by completing an online diagnostic assessment foe physio on my hands. Glad I continued with the assessment because at the end I was told to call 111 asap. I have so far had an x Ray ultrasound transvaginal ultrasound twice. I have a MRI next month as well. Lower back pain is constant all day every day plus bowel incontinence. I'm 53 and peri menopausal. I would like to be pain free, if that means a hysterectomy then bring it on!

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Evonne02

Hi DomGirl, So sorry to hear about your health issues. I think you need help and a pain management plan ASAP. Don't understand why the medical profession is dragging its heels with you. A referral to Urology, your local pain clinic is needed. The 2 can diagnose and suggest pain management for you. Your lower back pain sounds like mine. Arthritis, then due to no pain release after years of medication they found after an MRI that the base of my spine was compressed, but not why, or how. The hysterectomy I don't think will solve all the issues and will throw you into the full menopause anyway. I would call the nhs111 again regarding ongoing acute pain because they keep finding issues but nothing is being done about it. Additionally, I would ask for a gp home visit to get medical intervention as well as medication to help even to take the edge of the pain away. Please let us know how you get on. All the best 😍

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DomGirl in reply to Evonne02

Hi Evonne02, thanks for your reply. I have to say my GP has been really good, I have my physio appointment about my hands next week so I'm going to ask about my lower back pain as well. My GP has mentioned to me about surgery as I have carpal tunnel in both wrists as well but I want to try physio first. I also try to limit the amount of ibruprofen I take as I want to feel the effectiveness when my pain threshold is at it's limit. I also get the results of my second transvaginal scan and ultrasound next week so I'll find out if my fibroids have increased in size and if there are any more. I have my MRI next month and my GP has said they will refer me to a gynaecologist to discuss my options. I'm pretty hopeful, I think I've been peri-menopausal for a while and have been coping quite well with it. I don't really want more meds - I'm type 2 diabetic and take enough meds for that. I'm doing a lot of positive thinking and mediation which does help.👍

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Evonne02 in reply to DomGirl

I've had the operation for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome on my right hand. It was excruciatingly painful, blead too much and became infected as the surgeon didn't put enough stitches in. Never again will I let them operate on my hands. .glad you have appointments coming up and your gp is a good one. You shouldn't be taking ibuprofen if you have tummy issues 🤔 Carpel Tunnel Sybdrome gets worse not better so you gauging the pain will not give an accurate threshold level in 6 months time, especially if like me you get flare up in pain intensity and duration of pain. Gynaecologist hopefully will help you out abd answer some questions. Ok, I respect your stance on medication for diabetes but when that pain hits after your hand operation you will think otherwise quite quickly. All the best .

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