Posts Tagged ‘myomectomies’

Fibroid Warnings: Are You Seeing Them?

Kathleen Di Mond, 39, a mother of two in Oakland, NJ, had always had normal periods. So when her flow suddenly became very heavy and lasted for two weeks, and she developed excruciating back pain during her periods, she consulted her gynecologist. The diagnosis: fibroids. And the recommended treatment: a hysterectomy to remove the six golf ball-size growths in her uterus.

But Di Mond didn’t want to lose her uterus. Although she and her husband didn’t plan to have any more children, she’d just had her gall bladder removed, and she didn’t want to go through major surgery again. But the alternative her doctor suggested–do nothing and at menopause, the …