Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" I don't even know what those are (except the cysts and gall bladder) and omg. im sorry!!!!"
The adhesions are some kind of growth, if I understood correctly. Uterine polyps are giant blood clots which came out of my vagina. They were filling up my uterus and falling out. Can you imagine going to the bathroom and a blood clot the size of your outstretched hand comes out? I couldnt wear tampons because a super size tampon would be soaked through in 30 minutes or less. I had to wear the ultra big mega pads and would line 2 of them from the top of my underwear, overlapping up my back to the top of the back of my underwear. And I would still leak in about 2 hours. The pads would be sopping wet. I have always had a lot of blood clots during my period, and I was having wacky periods for awhile but then finally this went on for weeks. I finally said "Im really, really sick" because I slept about18 hours of the day. Couldnt breathe. Couldnt be active. My doctor took one look at me and ordered an iron test stat. I was almost hospitalized from iron levels in my blood and how bad I was bleeding. The ONLY reason I wasnt is that being anemic can take weeks to months to recover from. I did have to have surgery though. Looking back I waited too long for my body to lose that much blood before seeking help, but I think I was just scared. The only reason I kicked my ass into gear was because (and here is more TMI) I sat down to pee and it felt almost as if I was pooping out my vagina... just the feeling of something very large coming out of my vagina. I looked into the toilet and saw 2 HUGE blood clots at the bottom of the toilet. Like, take your hand and spread your fingers out wide and outstretch your fingers. That's how big each clot was. I grabbed onto the wall and almost passed out. I had my Mom look at them and she started to flip out. Went to the doctor that day and had surgery 2 days later. I was very, very anemic. I was on an "anemic diet" for months, basically ALL my food had to be so incredibly high in iron. Your body can only take in so much iron before it rejects it... so for example even if you take high iron pills, your body doesnt absorb all of the milligrams. You have to take iron continuously in order to actually get a high level back in your blood. So if I took 500mg of iron, your body may only absorb 300. So you eat iron rich foods, drinks, and supplements to really get the most benefit. I was drinking a ton of the "Green Machine" smoothie drink from Odwalla, spinach salads, iron snacks, iron pills like 4 times a day. I was a sick kid.
From that I had to get my mirena, and yet I still have bleeding issues form cysts. Freaks me out because I NEVER want to develop polyps again, I was so smurfing sick and literally tired... I could wake up from a 12 hour sleep, walk upstairs to the kitchen, make something to eat and sit down to eat it and go to sleep on the couch for another 8 hours. Anemia REALLY messes with your body! I also ruined a lot of my clothes. I had to line my bed and couch with blankets. You know those diapers for old people? I had to wear those for the bleeding. I also was small enough to wear the pull up night pants for big kids. I couldnt control the bleeding, it really was that bad.