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Fibroid and tamoxifen


Re: Fibroid and tamoxifen

Hi jacstar


It's Emily here from Someone Like Me.


I'm really sorry to hear about your fibroid and cyst.


We have a telephone volunteer who had an ovarian cyst while on tamoxifen. 


If you'd like me to arrange for someone to give you a call while you're waiting for replies on here, feel free to drop me a direct message through the forum with your name and number, or you can call us directly on 0345 077 1893. A staff member will have a chat to you first to talk through what you're experiencing, so that we can match you with the volunteer who's experienced something similar. 


Best wishes
Emily at Breast Cancer Care



Re: Fibroid and tamoxifen

Hi Jacstar


Sorry that you havent received a response yet.  Hopefully someone will be along shortly to share their experience with you.  In the meantime you may find it helpful to speak to one of our specialists on the free Helpline, 0808 800 6000.  Alternatively you may prefer to post a message directly to our nurses in the Ask Our Nurses area of the Forum.


Best wishes
Digital Community Officer


Fibroid and tamoxifen

hello, I'm hoping to find others possibly in a similar situation for advice please. I have been taking tamoxifen for 4months and with relatively few problems. However I have started to get very heavy periods and lots of pain and pressure in my lower abdomen. I recently found out that on a CT scan Dec last year they found a sizeable fibroid in my uterus and a 2cm cyst on my ovary. Thus they were both there prior to tamoxifen. But I think the tamoxifen is now causing the worsening symptoms!

i have just been to my GP who has ordered an urgent Ultrasound scan and voiced that she thinks the fibroid needs to come out as it's inside my uterus but that the US scan should be able to show more of the soft tissue than the CT scan to find out what's going on. She seemed to pass off the cyst issue even though during period and at ovulation stage of my cycle I get a very tender left side ( cyst is on left ovary) .

The pain is fairly constant this month but I can manage it with ibuprofen, it's just making me feel very lethargic and tired.

any information anyone can provide on fibroids and cysts gratefully welcomed, thank you

jac x