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Wonko
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I recently went in for a routine physical and my PCP thinks I have large uterine fibroids that are causing my uterus to enlarge. I'm waiting for a follow up appointment to visualize and detail this diagnosis.

I've been told in the past that I have fibrocystic breats and a possible PCOS-like condition. (I do get my period, but have several other PCOS symptoms.)

Surely I could have these problems regardless of Lyme disease, but I'm just curious if there is a link, or if others have noticed that Lyme aggravates these female health conditions.

I treated my Lyme and co for over 3 years and feel much improved, my primary lingering issue being extreme fatigue. I'm a bit concerned about this new fibroid diagnosis, but hopeful that it may be the missing piece of the puzzle for why I'm "stuck" in my recovery.

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joalo
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Up.

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Carol in PA
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Vitex, or chasteberry, can help PCOS.
Look it up at iHerb.com and read reviews.

Systemic enzyme therapy can reduce fibroids.

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Lyme definitely messes with the female organs. I had endometriosis and fibroids. I don't think the fibroids affect how you feel unless you are bleeding heavily, which is what happened to me.

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I had fibroids too....I didn't know I had lyme and possible babesia so I had a partial hysterectomy to deal with the resulting anemia.

I feel like it was so needless and that the anemia was Lyme/co related.

Live and learn.

Also I think fibroids are more common in late thirties early 40s. The heavy bleeding is hard to deal with. Are you having symptoms?

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