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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Average Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   I am almost 52 years old and still having my period. My periods are very heavy, was diagnosed with uterine fibroids years ago, but I do not have health insurance. This is interfering in my life...I cannot get a job until this stops. What are my options?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
User :   severe cramps, anemia
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How big is the fibroid? single or multiple?
User :   they are not huge, I think there were a couple
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i just had a uterine biopsy, that was negative
Doctor :   Did you consult your gynecologist on this regard?
User :   of problem is that I do not have insurance
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in this country, there don't seem to be options...i'm wondering if i went out of the country to have some sort of surgery performed, is this my only option
User :   but at my age, shouldn't these periods be stoppin?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   stopping
Doctor :   Menstrual disturbance is due to fibroid.
User :   i have had bad periods my whole life...even before the fibroid
User :   what r my options
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You can go for surgical removal.
Doctor :   Treatment also depend on the size.
Doctor :   Uterine artery embolization
User :   I know all that...but I don't have insurance...what can I do without insurance? what country could I go to to be safe and get this done?
Doctor :   Did you ask about Medication ?
User :   in this country it costs over XXXXXX just for the hospital fee and not even the surgery
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Which country?
User :   USA!!!!!
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You can try other country where the cost of the surgery is less.
Doctor :   You can also go for non- invasive techniques.
Doctor :   Are you there?
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