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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Confused re surgery type

I am a little confused after reading other posts now! My uterus also measures 12 cm. I have had 2 vaginal births, and my last 2 were c-sections. My surgeon told me she thought the only was for my hysterectomy is to have a TAH. Should I be questioning her more on this? My surgery is booked for March the 30th! I know how my recoveries went with my c-sections and I am not exactly looking forward to this one! Suggestions ladies??

All the best!
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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:51 PM
Re: Enlarged Uterus

Ninjaqueen: it probably has something to do with scar tissue from your previous c sections. The scarring on the inside may not be ideal for a laparoscopic. But definitely ask your Dr.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:20 AM
Re: Enlarged Uterus

Thanx! I will ask her asap!
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Unread 03-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Re: Confused re surgery type

I had a davinci on Feb. 23rd and found after that my uterus was the size of a 16 wk fetus. So, maybe that can be an option to discuss with your doctor.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 08:07 PM
Re: Confused re surgery type

I tell ya, That is exactly what i am going to be asking her next week! Hopefully i can get in to see her before my surgery?!!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Re: Confused re surgery type

Your Dr. may not know exactly what size your uterus is. I don't know how it works in Canada, but in the states everything is based on insurance. I don't have any. The Dr. that is working with me does so through a low income clinic that is funded by private donors. I believe the only test that can tell you exact sizes of tumors/organs is an MRI. Here they are very expensive so they are used very sparringly. Since the sizes of tumors/organs can be very well estimated by an ultrasound, it is very rare that MRI is used. I never got an MRI because it just isnt "necessary" to diagnosis and it's very expensive. I was one of the patients that went in for a laproscopic hysterectomy and came out with an abdominal hysterectomy because my uterus was just too big. It was discussed with me that that might happen and I was okay with what my Dr. decided. I was disappointed, but not surprised. It would have been nice to know exactly how big everything was in there and to know that i wouldn't need to be cut open but it's not "cost effective".

Hope you get all the answers you're looking for and have a successful hyster! I'm So happy with mine!!!!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 02:13 PM
Re: Confused re surgery type

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Originally Posted by ckent826 View Post
Your Dr. may not know exactly what size your uterus is. I don't know how it works in Canada, but in the states everything is based on insurance. I don't have any. The Dr. that is working with me does so through a low income clinic that is funded by private donors. I believe the only test that can tell you exact sizes of tumors/organs is an MRI. Here they are very expensive so they are used very sparringly. Since the sizes of tumors/organs can be very well estimated by an ultrasound, it is very rare that MRI is used. I never got an MRI because it just isnt "necessary" to diagnosis and it's very expensive. I was one of the patients that went in for a laproscopic hysterectomy and came out with an abdominal hysterectomy because my uterus was just too big. It was discussed with me that that might happen and I was okay with what my Dr. decided. I was disappointed, but not surprised. It would have been nice to know exactly how big everything was in there and to know that i wouldn't need to be cut open but it's not "cost effective".
Hope you get all the answers you're looking for and have a successful

hyster! I'm So happy with mine!!!!
I completely understand. I did not know my uterus size until after it all over! We just looked at Dr. and said "ok?". As long as it caused no problems with surgery, I was ok.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 12:30 AM
Re: Confused re surgery type

Hi Ckent! She does know my uterus size as mentioned above. I have insurance as Canadian medical is a God send! It was mentioned above from a woman that her uterus was measured much larger than mine and she was able to have a Da Vinchi, hence this thread. That is my confusion. I will be making an appointment to see her asap just to make sure that this is the only route to go! Thanx everyone for your thoughts and experiences! Wow what a site hey?! Sure helps this gal!! xo
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Unread 03-05-2012, 08:31 AM
Re: Confused re surgery type

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Originally Posted by Ninjaqueen View Post
I am a little confused after reading other posts now! My uterus also measures 12 cm. I have had 2 vaginal births, and my last 2 were c-sections. My surgeon told me she thought the only was for my hysterectomy is to have a TAH. Should I be questioning her more on this? My surgery is booked for March the 30th! I know how my recoveries went with my c-sections and I am not exactly looking forward to this one! Suggestions ladies??

All the best!
Hope this helps ~ I have had 3 c-sections and my uterus measures 14 cm and my doctor is doing the daVinci.
Maybe your doctor is not trained in doing robotic assistance hysterectomies. I know it can not be done vaginally, however there is always a risk of her changing to an abdominal.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:07 AM
Re: Confused re surgery type

I am scheduled for the 20th. They first thought they could do it vaginally, even with the large size (20 weeks at least) but that was when they thought I had fibroids. When they did a sonogram they saw that it was one massive tumor in there and said because it is not something they can cut into pieces they will have to do it abdominally. Maybe that is something similar with you?
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