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DepoProvera and hysterectomy

47 years old and thinking of doing a partial hysterectomy due to large fibroids. my gyn has prescribed depoprovera injections in order to stop the bleeding and improve my iron count leading up to surgery. what are the risks of going this route?
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Your gynecologist is doing the right thing by prescribing depo provera and iron pills. The primary treatment for patients with large or symptomatic fibroids is surgery. Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the entire uterus) is the most frequent operative technique used to treat this disorder.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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I have fibroids and have very heavy bleeding with huge blood clots every since I turned 40. I am 42 now. My bleeding is so bad i would soak through pads. I got on the depo shot and it did help the bleeding alot but I still bleed heavy, just not as many clots and not soaking through pads. My fibroids still bother me very bad. I did some research and came across alot of women who said they took Apple cidar vinegar and it helped and or shrunk their fibroids. Since I have been bleeding for almost 28 days straight, I decided to start taking it since it couldn't hurt.  I began taking it on a Sunday, December 6, 2015. And on Tuesday when I woke up, there was no bleeding, no spotting, no pain in my stomach. For the past year, I have never NOT bled or spotted for more than a few days. Not sure if this is due to the ACV but ever since then I haven't bled at all. Not one spot. So I am now making this a part of my daily routine. I take 3 teaspoons diluted with 3 teaspoons of water. sometimes I add a teaspoon of honey to mask the taste. Hope this helps. I know that everybody is different, but it doesn't hurt to try. Oh and I also shedded weight from it!
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