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Petitioner's Opinions To Support For A Call For Fibroid Research & Education Act.
Signature No. Petitioner Locality Opinions
1507.  M.G.G Hounslow Middlesex Many women suffer from fibroids and it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. In the long run with sufficient research the NHS will save money on surgery that may not be necessary and educate women on their living practices to prevent them from getting worse. I have had two operations and taken time off work to manage and remove my fibroids over three years. The government should encourage pharmaceutical companies to conduct research too and offer grants to universities to enable advancement of the condition. Especially as women are having children later and the population is getting older. I do hope that research will be possible.
1506.  D.R London
1505.  S.H.B Port talbot I have only just yesterday been diagnosed with a large fibroid and the the need for an urgent hysterectomy. I am 42 and have 2 lovely children but for this to happen is such a major shock. I haven\'t has a period for 10 years due to being on the mini pill and then having such a heavy bleed was so frightening. I had to be rushed to hospital from work (in court) of all places was humiliating and scary. Since leaving hospital yesterday I have seen my GP and doing more research on the internet, I came across this site. Nobody knows why fiboids occur and it does effect a large majority of women as does breast cancer but I agree that there is not alot of publicity about fibroids. I would love if this change and give more women a chance to save their feminity if possible.
1504.  M.G Middlewich
1503.  A.P Wednesbury
1502.  C.P Teignmouth
1501.  D.R Rutherglen Women need better all round services for gynaecological related problems.
1500.  J.W Heathhall, dumfries My own doctor and hospital consultant both assumed heavy bleeding and pain wassimply down to my age,50.Doctor at hospital told me that because i had been taking the pill for years i could not have fibroids.However after physical exam he told me i had enlarged womb and fibroids so now awaiting scan and will be injected with hormones to shrink fibroids before next appt in 4 months when he intends to arrange hysterectomy.When i asked if keyhole surgery was not an option he laughed and said that i shouldnt believe everything i read on the internet and that it wasnt an option.Do not have any confidence that I am getting best advice or treatment.
1499.  S.F Cannock
1498.  M.B Manchester
1497.  S.B Leeds
1496.  B.M London
1495.  C.D East bilney About time to do something about this, horrible place tobe in with no sufficcient treatment options
1494.  P.H Lockerbie
1493.  K.W Willesden
1492.  R London
1491.  B.N Surrey
1490.  C.O London Needs to be taken more seriously
1489.  S.T Harold Wood
1488.  A.B Widnes For the past 4 mths i have been having very heavy bleeding. Loosing clots. I visited my doctor as with having the marina coil this was very unusual as i dont have periods. My doctorrefered me for a scan which resulted in them telling me i have fibroids. I asked the radioologist is there anything i can do. She replied you could get the marina coil this somtimes helps!! She failed to recognize during my ultrasound that i have a marina already and have done for nearly 10 yrs.already i am feeling very anxious as to how i can put up with this heamoriging every 3 weeks.
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