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    Theresaa38 posted:
    I have been on my period for five months bleeding pretty bad I thought I was going through the change so I ended up in the emergency room on march 5 2013 to find out that my blood level was a 4 and it should be between 12 and 14 so they found out I have a fibroid tumor in my uterus and informed me that I need a hysterectomy as soon as possible so I don't have insurance so how important is it to have surgery asap what are my options will I die if I don't have it
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    georgiagail responded:
    While an internet board cannot tell you if you will die if you do not have this surgery, a hemoglobin of just 4 indicates VERY severe anemia from all of this blood loss.

    Please understand that bleeding for five months straight is NOT a sign of "going through the change" and should not be mistaken for such.

    Has this bleeding been able to be stopped?

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    fcl responded:
    Firstly, fibroid tumors are nearly always benign. Secondly, I would see a gyn about possible treatment of the fibroid. Hysterectomy is not the only possibility. What has been done in the meantime to stop the bleeding?

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/DS00078/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs


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