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Unread 06-11-2003, 06:08 PM
enlarged uterus

I had a TVH May 19, 2003 and a D & C three weeks before that. Each time the doctor told me my uterus was enlarged. What causes an enlarged uterus. Also I thought someone mentioned that an enlarged uterus can cause weight gain, is that true?
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Unread 06-11-2003, 06:12 PM
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The uterus could be enlarged for a number of reasons. For me, it was because of fibroids. My uterus was the size of 12-14 week pregnancy. Fibroids can weigh quite a bit, thus there can be a few extra pounds carried around in the fibroids.

If you had a TVH, hadn't he removed your uterus? What was the reason you had the TVH?
Unread 06-11-2003, 06:33 PM
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I had progressively longer and worse bleeding after menopause. I had cells that almost always turned cancerous. Yes he took my uterus.
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Unread 06-11-2003, 07:26 PM
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I also had an "enlarged uterus"....when it was removed it was the size of an 18-20 week pregnancy. I had adenomyosis and also a bunch of fibroids. Took some getting used to feeling "empty" after the surgery. After I got over the initial feelings that everything was just gonna fall out I was ok though.
Unread 06-12-2003, 03:46 AM
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The darnedest thing -
Okay, this is perhaps a useless question, but I'm curious to know if anyone else has faced this little gap in logic, or understands it:
I too had an enlarged uterus (size of a 22-week pregnancy). Immediately after the surgery, while still swollen, I weighed 10 pounds less than I did before the surgery; now, at 2 weeks out, I weigh about 15 pounds less.
But according to my pathology report, my uterus weighed 3 pounds.
Does anyone know what those other 12 pounds were? Did anyone else have this New Math experience?
Unread 06-12-2003, 08:09 AM
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Your pathology report should give the reason for your uterine enlargement. Have you requested it? You can probably get a copy for the asking at your DR office, as they will certainly have it.
Unread 06-12-2003, 09:44 AM
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Re: Path Report
Mine said "Endometrium with serous surface adhesions
Chronic active cervicitis, Focus of Endometriosis, paratubal cyst, follicular cyst & cystic corpus hemorrhagicus with serous surface adhesions for both ovaries

So...that takes me the the math question also---if all this came out...WHY AM I gaining???

Re:New Math------
I agree----something does NOT work out!
Except that pre-op I weighed about 5 lbs less than I do now-2 weeks post-op (TAH/BSO/Appy)
What is happening???
Maybe because I'm not as active as pre-op?
Maybe because of the IV fluids?
Maybe because I am home & not @ work---snacking more?

TAH/BSO/Appy 2 weeks ago 5/29/03

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