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Unread 07-20-2006, 03:55 PM
enlarged uterus?

this might sound dumb, but my dr told me I have a large uterus (like 10cm, I think) but no fibroids. I didn't question it, but it just seems weird. Is that a bad thing?

thanks Chari
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Unread 07-20-2006, 04:08 PM
enlarged uterus?

i too had an enlarged uterus due to adenomyosis. because mine was so big i had to have abdominal surgery, which was ok because then i got to keep my cervix. so size does relate to what kind of surgery your dr. will perform hope this helps.

Unread 07-20-2006, 04:29 PM
enlarged uterus?

I too was told I have a large uterus. The OB-GYN said it was partly because of having babies (we have 4 sons). The size effected the decicion she made to do my hysterectomy with an abdominal incision-which will happen on July 31. We first talked about an ablation but apparently the size of your uterus does deteremine if you are candidate for this procedure.
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Unread 07-20-2006, 06:57 PM
enlarged uterus?

My uterus was 14-16 weeks in size and I had 6 fibroids. I had a TVH. I have a patient doctor who knew I wanted the shorter recovery time!!! My surgery was long but my recovery was a breeze!!
Unread 07-20-2006, 07:11 PM
enlarged uterus?

My uterus was also enlarged, mainly due to fibroids. Lot's of different conditons can lead to an enlarged uterus. I was able to have a LAVH, my doctor said it was a little difficult, but he was able to do it LAVH!
Unread 07-20-2006, 11:29 PM
enlarged uterus?

They told me my uterus was 15x10x7 cm. and that there were two fibroids, but they couldn't see the size.

When they actually did my surgery 3 months later, they found I had over 30 fibroids (plus my entire uterine lining was like a big fibroid in and of itself).

What I'm saying here is that there may be fibroids present that don't show up on an ultrasound. It's very possible. Also, your uterus may be "boggy", which can cause it to be enlarged, as does a condition called adenomyosis where the uterine lining is thickened.

Simply having an enlarged uterus is not necessarily a cause for alarm. I would ask for more clarification as to what is causing the enlargement and what treatments (if any) are necessary because of it.
Unread 07-20-2006, 11:55 PM
enlarged uterus?

I had a large uterus as well, 12 week pregnancy sized, the size of a grapefruit, 365 grams (normal is 60) 9 golf ball sized fibroids. I had a LSH last week and I'm up, out the door, driving. Worked 3 hours Tuesday and will work 4 on Saturday. Most likely be back full time next Tuesday. Check into LSH if there is someone in your area.
Unread 07-21-2006, 01:00 AM
enlarged uterus?

This one hits home with me too. My doc didn't say I had an enlarged uterus... she said "Wow.... isn't your uterus nice a big in there"... sets one back on their heels a bit. Thus far the plan is to do mine vaginally. As I am having mine done because I have a period every 12-13 days and it with it comes bad cramping and other such fun, (i.e., they don't know what is wrong with me, they think it is adenomyesis sp) It is good to see I am not the only gal who has been told she has a big U up there.
Unread 07-21-2006, 01:41 AM
enlarged uterus?

it will in a way affect the way surgery is done .

mine was enlarged with adeno and i have endo as well

I couldnt get it done vaginally because it was not only big but hard .. so it was a big smiley cut

Unread 07-21-2006, 07:32 AM
enlarged uterus?

Enlarged uterus here, too. About the size of a large grapefruit. I had an abdominal incision, but I also had some bladder and intestinal repairs.

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