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I look four-five months pregnant! I look four-five months pregnant!

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Unread 04-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

Hi Alice - my uterus is the size of a 5-month pregnancy, and I go in for DaVinci surgery next Thursday. I have 4 very large fibroids, multiple small fibroids, along with cyst(s). I don't believe I have prolapse, but my body seems to change daily - so who knows. I went to many doctors before I found someone who was right for me.

I hope this helps.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 08:55 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

I have had the same issues, constant peeing, back pain, and that is from the uterus and fibroids. I just don't understand why you have to wait so long for surgery. My uterus is slightly smaller, and I found out just last week that I have to have a total on the 25th. So, you don't have to have the cervix removed?
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Unread 04-21-2012, 09:47 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

I'm so glad I found this thread. You all are describing me. Big bulgy belly, off-kilter belly button, low back pain, bladder issues, horrible periods with heavy flow and bad cramping......

I have a 5 month pregnancy basically, with a huge uterus full of smaller fibroids, and a couple giant pedunculated firboids. My da Vinci surgery is set for May 1st. I have been waiting two months. I'm nervous, but looking forward to having my body back!

The worst part is that I will likely get my period in the next few days and I can't take any ibuprophen to get me thru. This is going to be painful. I hope my period comes and goes before surgery, but knowing how my body works it will wait until the surgery to really start bleeding.

Good luck ladies. See you on the other side of surgery.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

Hi there

I have a very large fibroid 22cms from what I have been told. And get quite severve pain which I find quite frightening. There is also something suspicious on the right over and my consultant wants to take everything away with a vertical cut. My stomach sticks out most days and some days are worse than others. I go for my pre admission appointment on the 8th May and then I should be given a date for surgery. It all doesn't seem real somehow and I get really worried and anxious about what is in store.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

Twinkley - hi there. I know how scary this all is. We're all going through some pretty crazy stuff. Glad you are moving forward, though. Hang in there!

As I tell my husband, "aliens have invaded my body!" I've had some real emotional ups and downs through all of this, too. I'm 5 days out 'til surgery, and finally feeling more at peace with my decision as I get closer.

I say that now - we'll see how I am Weds. night!
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Unread 04-21-2012, 10:50 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

Hi All:

After researching and seeing 2 gyn's and considering the fibroid embolization I am scheduled for May 7, partial hyst. The bleeding is just exhausting. I had a pelvic MRI and that was the clincher. My former gyn and a surgical nurse i met both said not to bother with the embolization. So I will be having the robotics, hopefully just one night in the hospital.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 10:05 PM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

I have large fibroids, also. I wanted to share something I just found that helps me with the feeling of the heavy uterus dragging me down. I had ordered the abdominal binder for after my surgery (that isn't scheduled yet, unfortunately) and tried it on this morning. It supported my heavy gut - fibroids and all. I wore it all day and didn't have the normal aches that I normally have by about lunch time. My back felt better, also. I never imagined it would help so much. I have been doing abdominal exercises for a few months now to try to strengthen the muscles, but still have that heavy, unsupported feeling. I'm glad I didn't wait until after my surgery to try it out.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 12:13 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

I feel the same way you all feel. It has been so annoying to have your pants getting tighter from the constant bloating and pain that once you get home from work ( I work in an office) you can't wait to take them off to ease a little bit of the pressure. I got so fed up that I decided to go to the active wear department and bought some "workout pants". I figured as long as I wear a long enough shirt to cover the top and heels they look just like slacks and no one knows. I made sure to get the ones that don't have that extra stitching down the sides and I am much more comfortable all day! Plus I can wear them through recovery and when I return to work.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 10:35 AM
Re: I look four-five months pregnant!

I know how you feel. I started noticing that my pants was getting tighter around the waist the last couple of years and I have put on at least 10-15 lbs in the last 2-4 years. I am very active and eat healthy. I did not understand why the recent weight gain. My doctor never told me that my uterus was "boggy" and my pap smears always were negative. However, the last 2 years have not been great. Excessive bleeding, bloating, weight gain, cramps uuuugh!! I told my doctor this and all was said that I am getting older and the body goes through changes. Lucky for me work in the health care field and I did my research and found out what it was. I went to my primary doctor and insisted that something be looked at. The doctor schedule a MRI and adenomyosis was confirmed. Now I have to wait to see a specialist. Geez
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Unread 04-22-2012, 10:59 AM
I look four-five months pregnant!

linniechanel "i have a belly below my belly button". Hi- I thought it was just me!!! Unlike most people here my hyster is because I have 3 prolapses with bladder AND rectal problems. My belly is getting bigger below the b/button. Feels so abnormal, I know I have fibroids too but mainly prolapses. You are so NOT alone. X
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