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I am 47 and have a medium sized fibroid in my uterus, periods

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I am 47 and have a medium sized fibroid in my uterus, periods are painful but I might not have them for much longer so I dont want the op. My stomach is constantly swollen, looking just like 8 months pregnancy ! I do get bloatibg after meals and indigestion and occasuonslly there is bright red blood on the toilet paper, but there is no pain, could this be connected ? what do you think this might be ? what can be done. Im most imbaressed about trying to hide the bump !
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Do you mean you have blood on the toilet paper from a bowel movement?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
yes
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
No, this is not from the fibroid.
Most likely from a hemorrhoid.
Is there any colon cancer in the family?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No cancer at all, my dad has haemorrhoids and had a heart attack at 60. Im seeing the GP next week, so will get it checked out. Im nearly sure that it, however what is the likely cause and solutio for being so bloated that I look 8 months pregnant !
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
The solution is probably the same for both problems, a bowel stabilizing diet.
The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have tried this before, but no change what is the next step ?