After a routine annual exam and subsequent MRI, I found out I had uterine fibroids – one of which had grown rapidly and appeared to be the size of a cantaloupe and I am only 116 pounds. I had frequent urination and bowel discomfort and pain. After meeting with many gynecologists who all told me a hysterectomy was the only option, I was absolutely devastated.
Based on my research, I decided to meet with a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Edward Dourron told me he could remove my fibroids and return to me a fully intact, functional uterus. I cried. He spent an hour and a half in consultation and listened to what was important to me.
Dr. Dourron removed a total of 13 fibroids. He found clusters and clusters of them and it took hundreds and hundreds of stitches to close. He patiently placed each stitch and the surgery lasted under three hours. His surgery skill level is amazing. I had a total blood loss of only 100cc, which is about 1/4th of a cup and minimal for this type of surgery. He did it all without Pitressin, which is a vasopressin commonly injected into the uterus to minimize bleeding. I wanted to avoid this drug just to be safe, as it can have some cardiac side effects.
I am now fibroid free and doing very well. I just had a second period and, although I had some cramping, the bleeding was very light.
I wanted so much to be able to give some peace and comfort to those of you who are reading this and have fibroids that are giving you problems. Dr. Dourron has over 18 years of experience removing uterine tumors! You will have the best surgeon and someone who really cares that you keep your uterus and that it functions when he is finished. I could not believe that he could actually save mine, but he did.