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Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh? Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

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Unread 04-23-2007, 07:59 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

Mine is the size of a "football". Ok, how much would a lard-filled football weigh?

Just wondering if anyone here knew the size of theirs and how much it weighed.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 08:43 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

Arly, I had three fibroids measuring from 5.3 cm and two at 3 cm and my uterus was enlarged to 14.cm plus an ovarian cyst measuring 9.3 cm All in all the dr removed everything including endometreosis and I lost 10 lbs that day. Everyone thought it was too much and I have since regained 5lbs and feel so much better. I think when I go back to my regular gyn not the one who did the surgery I will ask. If you find out please pass the info on.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 09:56 PM
fibroids

I read on the internet that some can weigh 15lbs!

mshowdy
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Unread 04-23-2007, 10:01 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

The world record is 140 lbs, and was found during an autopsy. Smaller ones - 100 lbs - people have survived.

What I am looking for is some kind of unscientific guideline, such as:

Grapefruit size = 3 lbs
Football = 8 lbs
Basketball = 10 lbs.

Something like that.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 10:11 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

Pre op I was told mine was the size of a football. After surgery the Dr. said it was even bigger, more like the size of a watermelon. I will find out when I see the Dr. on Friday what it weighted and will let you know. I do know I came home 8 lbs. less and despite a little swelly belly my stomach is much flatter. My clothes fit better and the items I bought one size bigger,for recovery, are a way too big. Even with the large size of the fibroid everything came out easily and I have had a great recovery. At 2.5 week post op. I feel great.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

As they say, it all "depends". I had over 30 fibroids and my uterus was enlarged to 15 x 10 x 7 cm. My uterus weighed a grand total of 370 grams when removed -- I was, to put it mildly, disappointed. Thought I'd lose much more.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 11:11 AM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

well...454g is a pound...so you were close. If that was actual body fat, it would have about an extra 5 miles of blood vessels in it!

Trying to find a silver lining here..... HUGS!
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Unread 04-24-2007, 11:15 AM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

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Originally Posted by Arly3
The world record is 140 lbs, and was found during an autopsy. Smaller ones - 100 lbs - people have survived.

What I am looking for is some kind of unscientific guideline, such as:

Grapefruit size = 3 lbs
Football = 8 lbs
Basketball = 10 lbs.

Something like that.
There really isn't a good guideline for this, unfortunately. Some fibroids are more dense than others, which means they weigh differently.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 11:17 AM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

Regardless of how much it weighed and how big mine was my belly and waist are still SMALLER now.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Estimates, please - how much does a fibroid weigh?

it makes sense that once our uterus is removed our tummy would go down.. the fibroids when as big as most of ours are have to make some kind of an impact, plus doesnt our uterus know something is in there growing, makes sense it would make room for it??? all i know is my upper tummy is hard and i look pregnant.. i think the weight that some put on is during recovery when there is not much to do but sit around, we are not as active as we normally are so that is probably why some gain it??
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