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Unread 09-12-2004, 09:01 PM
weight and inches lost after removal of large fibroids?

I am scheduled for surgery in a week from monday, I am having some large fibroids and will be having my uterus and cervix removed. I have opted to keep my healthy ovaries unless the doctor finds a problem when he is in there. My question is this,since my uterus is the size of someone who is 4 months pregnant and my fibroids are large i was wondering if women in a similar situation have found that they lost weight or inches after the surgery, I understand you are swollen for a while but when all is said and done. I am trying to find some bright light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks
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Unread 09-12-2004, 09:19 PM
weight and inches lost after removal of large fibroids?

Hi Oona
Yes I found that I lost 10 lbs and Im sure a couple of inches although I havnt measured and I live in my PJ's and havnt tried my regular clothes, but my stomach is smaller.
I am 10 days post=op, I lost 5 lbs just having the surgery and 5 lbs in the next few days I was home from the hosp.
Of course I was wishing that thing weighed about 50 lbs (lol !)
Anyway I was happy with that. Its one of the little bonuses of having this done.

Best wishes

Unread 09-12-2004, 10:09 PM
weight and inches lost after removal of large fibroids?

Hi Oona. The total mass removed in my surgery equalled two 24-week single pregnancies and a little extra tissue for good measure. I lost 16 pounds and I have no idea how many inches, but it was a matter of my stretchy pants going from way stretched to fitting loosely.
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Unread 09-14-2004, 04:26 AM
weight and inches lost after removal of large fibroids?

My uterus weighed 380 grams, size by palpation was about 18 weeks. A normal uterus is about 50 grams. So the 380 sounds like a lot right? Wrong. 380 grams equals about 13 ounces. Uh huh, just 13 ounces.

I did lose about 10 pounds right after surgery, mostly due to the lack of appetite. When my appetite returned so did about 5 of those pounds.

Once the swelly belly was gone, yes my tummy was a little flatter. I don't have a problem bending over, or tying my shoes like I did before. There was a lot of pressure before when I did stuff like that, from the uterus pressing on other stuff.

Best wishes!
Unread 09-14-2004, 05:31 AM
weight and inches lost after removal of large fibroids?

Hi oona-
Yes- I lost weight and inches. My uterus was the size of a 41/2 month pregnancy.I had a large tumor attached to the outside also. I lost 12 lbs. and I'm not sure how many inches. I've not tried on jeans yet. My stomach is MUCH flatter though! I can even see the scar from my appendectomy now LOL. Oh well- you can't have it both ways!

I think you'll see a big difference when everything is over.


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