In 2000, my uterus volme was 160. In 2008, my uterus is 549 cu ***. In 2000 my fibroid was 40 x 49. In 2008, my fibroid is 68 x 62. I have a second fibroid about the size of a plum. One doctor is telling my to have a hysterectomy. Another doctor is telling me to wait it out. I am 50. I am having no problems at all. If I did not go to my doctor every year for my checkup, I never would know I had two fibroids. I am going for a third opinion. Any thoughts, opinions, etc. I am open to.
Wow that is a BIG Fibroid! I just had a TAH & removal of the 20 fibroid. All the drs I saw said even w/menopause a fibroid that large may not shrink completely. I am 2 weeks out & beside being tired, I do feel better w/out the fibroid. I was trying to wait until menopause (I am 42), but it kept growing & I was having pain, bloating ect. from it. Good luck in whatever you decide.
I am in the same boat too. I'm not sure how big my fibroids are for sure but 2 are over 3" in size. My uterus is oversized also - it would almost have to be with several large fibroids. My app w/the gyn isn't until Dec 15 to decide what I should do.
I had an ablation a few years ago. That helped alot with the week of extreme heavy bleeding - it is now only 2 days of xtreme heavy bleeding. My gyn then wanted to do the H-surgery but I couldn't take off work for 6+ weeks. But now I am in a different situation and can take off 6+ weeks of work.
WOW! 68x62!! That measurement MUST BE in millimeters because if it were in centimeters your uterus volume would be WAY more than 549. (My fibroid was only 16 CM and my uterus volume was 1272 - about 2.3 times yours.) Also if you had a 68cm fibroid you'd look 9 months pregnant, and it doesn't sound like you do.
I think your fibroid is 6.8cmx6.2cm, which makes sense with your uterus volume. I'm not surprised that you're having no problems at all - a lot of people with fibroids never know they're in there.
My thinking is, if you're not having any symptoms, why do anything? Surgery is expensive and risky. I say, do it only if you need to.