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How can you know if your fibroids are shrinking?

Shrinking fibroid naturally photo july 16 2012

I don’t think that just because your stomach looks flatter it means your fibroids are shrinking. In my experience different things affect how big my stomach looks from day to day.

I’ve been having a pretty comfortable day with the fibroids today. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve been giving my stomach a break drinking mostly tea yesterday and today. I only had 1 solid meal yesterday and it was a pretty small dinner; and so far today I’ve only consumed tea with the exception of the 1 corn pancake I ate at around 4PM. I plan to only drink tea for the rest of the day. I took the picture on the right this morning to post in order to show how my stomach is more manageable when I don’t eat.

Obviously I still have a protrusion. I’ve said in other posts that I don’t think I’m ever going to get my flat stomach back, and right now my goal is to manage my situation so that I can achieve as flat a stomach as I am going to have while still having fibroids. If in the process of trying to manage my situation I eventually succeed in shrinking the fibroids down to where I get back the flat stomach I used to have that will be great; but I don’t think if that ever happens it’s going to happen any time soon.

If this is the first post of mine that you’ve read and you haven’t seen any previous pictures of what my stomach has looked like, here’s a picture that was taken in June 2011 (view picture). I’ve said that I think the size of my stomach when it gets to the size you see in the picture isn’t ever 100% fibroids. For sure I was carrying around more weight when the below picture was taken than I am now, but my stomach still gets big like that from time to time.

I think when my stomach gets really big like that its because the fibroids don’t allow for much space for anything I eat, so if I eat three full meals per day there isn’t any room for that in conjunction with the fibroids, so things get pushed about and around. Sometimes I can feel the fibroids pushing out my sides. There’s one that will rise higher in my chest. There’s one that will press lower into my pelvis and by the time everything has found itself a place to settle I look like I have a nearly full term baby inside me.

When I don’t eat then things settle better so my stomach looks flatter. It’s the reason I’ve kept saying that I don’t really know if my fibroids have shrunken at all. I think the only way I will know that is by getting an ultrasound.

The problem for me as I have said in numerous other posts is that I cannot afford too many days of eating next to nothing or not eating at all. It’s just not a viable option if I want to stay strong and healthy. So it would be great if I could actually get rid of the fibroids altogether, but I don’t know if that’s truly possible without getting some kind of procedure done. Obviously I’d rather not look like I’m pregnant when I’m not so I know I have find a diet that allows me to get the calories and nutrients I need to maintain my health while keeping my stomach fairly empty, as it seems my stomach needs to be empty in order to avoid looking too pregnant. There isn’t any room in there for food on top of the fibroids.

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My name is Monica. I have fibroids. My fibroids are large enough that they have transformed my figure into something I am still trying to learn how to live with. In the meantime while I try to learn how to live with my fibroids I am also trying every possible method I can find to try to shrink them naturally because I am afraid of the idea of a hysterectomy. I lived with fibroids from 2007 - 2016. I started documenting my experiences on this blog in 2012. On March 7th 2016 I had a hysterectomy out of concern that I might have ovarian cancer. It did not turn out that I had ovarian cancer. The cancer scare forced the hysterectomy I was trying to avoid, and so, I became fibroid free as of March 7th 2016. I will try to keep this blog up and running in the hope that it will be of some use to others going through what I went through.


  1. Hi Well I have fibroids and the other day I found it difficult to walk and to sit or l even lay down it was pressing on my appendix , my lower abdominal wall and my sciatic nerve and my spine yes .. now you know why the pain and the could not walk all of a sudden . I had this drink I had bought purity products ojc and I drank a glass and then when on to investigate a bit further I kept reading . I looked in to braggs apple cider vinegar . I did a combo or braggs apple cider vinegar with lemon and honey in 8 ounces of water twice that day and in three day . I feel no more pain and I can walk normal like nothing happen and for the rest of the day I just mainly drinking water and ginger tea with honey.

  2. A little over thirty days ago, I ended up in the ER due to excruciating pelvic pain and being unable to walk. After an ultrasound, I was told I had several fibroids and systs on my ovaries. So last week I finally was seen by an Obgyn. They ordered their own ultrasound and told me that they did not see ANY fibroids at all!! Ever since my trip to the ER I have been in pain and the swelling of my stomach or uterus resembles that of an at least 6 month pregnant woman. I am 38 and my tubes have been tied for 7 years. The Obgyn kept pushing an IUD saying that would give relief but I find it hard to believe these fibroids just disappeared like that! I’m spotting all the time, have a hard time emptying my bladder and I’m fatigued at the least. I’m so confused! Someone please help me!

  3. Hi, have you managed to get rid of them? I have had them for years, and finally decided to shrink them through natural ways, and it reaaally has been working. I also used to look pregnant like that :(.

    • Hi Sylvia, what did you do to shrink your fibroids and how big were they ? I have 3, the largest , 11cm, 9cm and 5cm. I’m on ayurvedic treatment and a vegan the past one month. Can you share some tips with me.

    • Hi Sylvia, I too am interested to know how you shrank them/what you used and did….and how you know for sure that they have shrank (ultrasound?).

    • Hi Sylvia, please advise on the remedies. I also have three of them and big, I will really appreciate yo help. Thanks in advance