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Unread 12-19-2002, 02:01 PM
Fibroid Size Chart

I just found this chart and wanted to share it with everybody.

Size of fibroids

cm. in. compares to:
1cm=3/8in pea
3cm=1 3/16in walnut
5.5cm=2 3/16in lemon
7.5cm=3in apple/pear
9cm=3 1/2in orange
11.5cm=4 1/2in grapefruit

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Unread 12-19-2002, 02:21 PM
my easy way to convert

2.5 cm equals one inch. I seem to be able to do some math in my head, so my 3 cm fibroid was a little over an inch.

The ball/fruit comparison is also useful as far as visualizing size. I simply don't relate to the 4 month uterus comparisons. Might help those who have been pregnant, but not me.

My uterus was 168 grams, and a normal one is about 80 grams, so I can think in that kind of comparison too.
Unread 12-19-2002, 02:33 PM
Fibroid Size Chart

Thanks for the info. I'll have to find my sonogram report and do some comparisons to those fruits. I remember trying to convert the cms to something understandable. That is good to know.

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Unread 12-21-2002, 03:51 AM
converting sports equipment to fruit

This struck me as funny as all get out. I am going to change the size description of my fibroid size to the grapefruit from a softball.
Here we are in Canada, converting inches and feet to centimeters and meters, ounces to millilitres and temperatures from Farenheit to sporting equipment to fruit. What next?
Will you pass the football please?

It's now 5:30AM I've been up since 2, couldn't go back to sleep. Am I delirious? Probably!
Unread 12-21-2002, 04:48 AM
Size of Fibroids

All my DR told me was that my darn uterus was 3X the normal size.....good enough for me.....good riddance to it!!! Should have lots of room in the tummy now....
Shall say that this surgery was the best Christmas present I could ever get!!!
Merry Christmas to you all!!

Unread 12-21-2002, 06:56 AM
Fibroid Size Chart

Wow, no wonder I feel better. I had a grapefruit and numerous smaller sized items in there. Uterus weighed 754 grams!

good riddance!
Unread 12-21-2002, 07:48 AM
Fibroid Size Chart

WOW, CMCM! You got me beat; mine was 616 grams. At post op checkup, the doctor read the report that said what the weight was, then he looked down at my incision. He said "wonder how i got that great big thing out of there?" Ummmmmm. excuse me doc, i was asleep but you were susposed to be awake!

happy healing all,

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