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LSH-what happens to remaining organs? LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

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Unread 02-10-2012, 02:16 PM
LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

Once they take out my enlarged uterus, what happens to everything else? Do the organs fall down into the place the uterus was? Does it feel all loose and squishy/jiggly in there?

I'm not sure how large my uterus has gotten, but the doc said he would be taking it out in strips.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

Well, my surgery was different, and removed vaginally, but for awhile, it felt weird inside (I'm 3.5 months post op now btw), sorta swollen, , but that goes down. Now I can't really tell the difference. Except that I feel better (way way better!) than I did before. Mine weighed over half a pound, no fibroids or anything. I will say after surgery, make sure to clinch (do a kegel, tighten up) before coughing or sneezing.
Unread 02-10-2012, 05:33 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

was wondering the same, only just been told after 20 odd years of pain etc, what they think it is, a large boggy uterus with adenomyosis, and fibroids,....
they want to try and do it through LAVH, but told me at preop they may have to cut, ...
keep tryin to picture in my head if it should be the size of my fist, then wonder how big it really is, no doubt i'll find out soon,...
but ... do you feel empty ? like its gone,,I know its gone, but you know what I mean, ..Ive still got 4 weeks to go, I think Im gonna send myself crazy by then
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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:52 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

I felt the same inside, just no pain. I could tell that my intestines were settling, but nothing to obvious.
Unread 02-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

My understanding is that the organs move in to take the place of your missing uterus/cervix and/or ovaries. That is where some of the pain and pulling can come from.

Unread 02-10-2012, 09:41 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

My DR said to think of a jar full of jelly beans. You take out a few jelly beans, the remaining shift around but the jar is still full.

Good luck to you!
Unread 02-10-2012, 09:52 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

This is why I love this site!!! I was wondering the exact same thing. Doctor removed 10cm fibroid, uterus and cervix and I wondered what would happen with all that space too!

Thank you for asking the question and thank you for the excellent answers!!

Alliegator, they took mine out in strips too - glad I was knocked out!! lol
Unread 02-10-2012, 09:55 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

I had my surgery vaginally and he took my uterus out in strips too and it was normal size. I did feel different in my pelvic area and I could tell my uterus was missing. But that feeling has gone now and it just feels regular.
Unread 02-10-2012, 11:57 PM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

its funny the things you start thinking about, before I found out thats what they thought about it being larger, I use to think my tummy always felt full... now I gotta wonder if thats why
Unread 02-11-2012, 01:01 AM
Re: LSH-what happens to remaining organs?

Well, in my case, I know it's gone, but to me because of my situation it's a sense of relief (kinda like a splinter). Mine was making my back hurt constantly. I haven't had that back pain since the surgery. I can lie on my back or stomach without crying 10 minutes later when I try to move. I had no idea it was the weight of my uterus dragging me down. But if you think about it, the organs being removed are really small (or supposed to be), and if they're enlarged, or there are extra growths, the other organs are being squished, so they get their old space back plus a little bit. I wonder if it would feel different if if something larger like a liver was taken out? Here's hoping for successful surgeries all around!

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