My fibroid was really big and it was pressing on the whole length of my vagina and on my bladder, and causing urine leakage and heavy bleeding (I even had to wear incontinence pads).
I felt very weak, I had anaemia and I had to take iron.
The symptoms started when I stopped taking the pill as I wanted to have a second child. In the A&E they told me that my cycle just needed to regulate itself, but I knew something else was happening because I didn’t feel well.
After about seven months, I finally had an ultrasound which detected the fibroid. As my gynaecologist continued to disregard the symptoms, I went to see Dr Isern and Dr Rodriguez, who told me about the possibility of trying HIFU. I thought that if it didn’t work, there would still be time for me to have surgery.
It’s an outpatient treatment. You arrive first thing in the morning and you get out in the afternoon the same day. During the treatment I only felt slight discomfort and everything’s been great ever since. I no longer have leaks of urine or a swollen stomach and the bleeding has improved. Also, two months later my period was back to normal.
Now I’ve got my old life back, from before I had a fibroid, and I can try to become pregnant again.
Before the treatment, I had such heavy losses of blood that I couldn’t leave the house, and it made me very anaemic. After the treatment, the symptoms disappeared completely.
My first period after HIFU had already returned to normal. No bleeding, no pain, I haven’t needed a single pain-killer … nothing.
Very soon afterwards I became pregnant and my daughter is now 2 and half years old. It was amazing.
My fibroid was quite large and caused me a lot of pain during sexual intercourse. I didn’t have very heavy bleeding or much period pain, nor did I feel ill, tired or depressed, but I wanted to avoid the risk of a miscarriage if I got pregnant.
My gynaecologist referred me to this team and they did an assessment and said it was feasible.
After the HIFU treatment, the symptoms disappeared immediately. Really quickly I was completely recovered, which was great. I did have pain after the operation, but only for a couple of hours.
The same day I was home and the next day I felt great, and was able to carry on as normal. In my case it was a success.
I had a very large fibroid, the size of a peach, which was causing very heavy periods and anaemia (my haemoglobin was less than 7). I felt very tired and it was really getting me down.
I had no social life, I couldn’t do any sports, and I found it very difficult to go to work and to lead a normal life, all of which I have now recovered: things like going to the park and playing with the kids, going dancing, doing housework, etc.
After HIFU, the symptoms improved automatically. My next period was already different and my haemoglobin progressively returned to normal, even though I’m a vegetarian and they say we are more prone to anaemia.
The truth is, it has changed my life. I’m so grateful.
My fibroid was really big and it was pressing on the whole length of my vagina and on my bladder, an…
I had a very large fibroid, the size of a peach, which was causing very heavy periods and anaemia (m…
My fibroid was quite large and caused me a lot of pain during sexual intercourse. I didn’t have very…
Before the treatment, I had such heavy losses of blood that I couldn’t leave the house, and it mad…