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Question for those w/enlarg. uterus~ Question for those w/enlarg. uterus~

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Unread 05-30-2002, 12:53 PM
Question for those w/enlarg. uterus~

I was wondering for those who know they have/had an enlarged uterus, could you tell? Could you tell before the doctor diagnosed? I am going to the doctor tomorrow, and I SWARE I feel like I am about 4 months preg. I don't know if it's my imagination or what. I told my husband if I go in and he palpitates my uterus and says, Well, feels normal, I will tell him he's felt the wrong thing then. ha Thanks for any info!
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Unread 05-30-2002, 01:11 PM
enlarged uterus

Hello KC35:

I do have an enlarged uterus and I think I can feel mine as well but the doctor says that it won't drop far enough for him to perform a TVH so instead I get a TAH! When I stand up I feel this large mass in my stomach. I have a roll of fat anyway but i swear its my uterus I mean what else could it be?

I have learned since May 14 that my dr. thinks I need a TAH but I have known for a long time! I am glad it will be over soon.

Unread 05-30-2002, 01:22 PM
Question for those w/enlarg. uterus~

Hi KC!

Adeno & fibroids can each cause an enlarged uterus. Since you have already been diagnosed with both and you feel like your uterus is enlarged, I wouldn't be surprised if an enlarged uterus is what the dr finds. Come back and let us know what he says and what (if anything) you decide to do about it.

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Unread 05-30-2002, 01:23 PM

Yes, I had an enlarged uterus about the size of a 10-12 week pregnancy. And yes I could see my stomach growing the few months prior to my hysterectomy. I did feel and looked pregnant.
It really went down after the surgery inspite of the swelly belly.
Good luck to you both.
Unread 05-30-2002, 01:24 PM
Question for those w/enlarg. uterus~

Yes!! I definitely noticed a difference, but I wasn't exactly sure what it was. My pants were getting tighter and tighter around the belly area and I don't usually gain weight there. I thought that my body was just redistributing fat in a different way because I was getting older (i'm 42). I couldn't figure it out. But, I thought it was strange because my belly was really hard.

Anyway, I will be glad when this uterus comes out. I look like I'm 4 months pregnant. I feel funny with my shirts tucked into my pants!
Unread 05-30-2002, 01:26 PM
huge uterus

Mine is the size of a 20-21 week pregnancy - I look it and feel it and can't wait to get rid of it. I am sooooo looking forward to "trying" to wear pants without elastic in the sides! My Dr. said I would probably shrink down 2 sizes - I would be thrilled to shrink down 1 or at least wear real pants without real elastic in the size I'm in now.
Unread 05-30-2002, 01:39 PM
enlarged uterus

Mine was slightly enlarged and upon examination my belly was tender to touch and the doctor said it was because of the slight enlargement. My doc says that because of the endo the ligaments that held the uterus in place were stretched and caused the heavy feeling. Hope this makes sense to you.
Unread 05-30-2002, 02:31 PM
I could tell

I had an enlarged uterus the size of a cantelope along with two fibroids the size of small oranges (had a whole fruit salad going on in there), and I could definitely feel them. My tummy looked like I was 5 months pregnant. The top of my uterus was at the level of my belly button, which is the size of a 20-week pregnancy.

My doctor said that my uterus was larger than he expected, so it was more difficult for him to get it out. Plus I had adhesions, so it was stuck to my bowel. I could tell when he examined me that he was undershooting the estimate on it. Guess he found out!
Unread 05-30-2002, 02:36 PM
how much

weight have you lost Shashi? That seems to be the million dollar question!
Unread 05-30-2002, 02:44 PM
Weight Loss!!!

Oh, that's the best part. I have, as of this date and since last Wednesday, lost 15 pounds!

Now, granted, my uterus only weighed 398 grams, which is a little over a pound. But that, with the combination of not eating from midnight Wednesday night (and on Wednesday, I ate light, just soup) then being sick after sugery and not eating solid food until Saturday night, plus having no appetite at all for anything except Heavenly Hash ice cream since surgery has all added up to a whopping 15 lb. loss in one week. As I could well afford the weight loss, I'm thrilled and hope it stays gone!

Course, I do have swelly belly, so it's hard to tell if my tummy is flatter, but my skin is saggy in that area and never was before. And I look smaller all over too.

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