How big is big?

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Topic Title: How big is big?
Created On: 09/10/2004 02:08 PM

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 01/18/2008 08:40 PM

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shontage

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I am 31 and want children as well, but I am lost about the limited options. I am curious to know the type of surgery you are about to have and the out come. Please keep us posted.
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 01/18/2008 08:39 PM

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shontage

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wow this sounds great. I will research this and find out where it is purchased. My uterus is measured at 19 cm due to my various fibroids.
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 08/27/2005 05:04 PM

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ljones3534

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My Gyno told me mine was the size of an orange and compared it to I was 2 - 3 month pregnant. Plus I have alot of other ones going to have the UFE sometime soon waiting to hear from hospital sometime next week. Hope this info helps LJ
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 07/27/2005 04:22 PM

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carolcr

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I am 60 and my fibroids also continue to grow. Could soy milk add to the problem?
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 05/11/2005 11:22 AM

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PatFitz

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I am 57 also and have had fibroids since my early 30s. They do not bother me but the physician keeps telling me to have them out because of the danger of uterine cancer. One has grown from 12 cm to 15 cm and there are several other smaller ones. Any suggestions for what I should do. I don't want a hysterectomy, but because they are growing after menupause, the doc is more concerned than ever.
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 03/21/2005 12:06 PM

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lisa05

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That is the issue that i am having. i have just been diagnosed with 4 Uterine Fibroids. Mr Dr. says that they aren't very large and i shouldn't be concerned. but what she considers small, i consider large keeping in mine the uterus is only the size of a pear. She says i have 2 the size of grapes and 2 the size of plums. at what point should i get concerned. i am in the process of getting a second opinion. after my research on the internet i notice this will cause problems if i choose to have other children. and i would like to in the near future.
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 12/28/2004 07:43 AM

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Gusiluz33811

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Hi there, Have you heard about a wild mushroom called "maitake"? You can find it in capsules. It worked for me, reducing my fibroid from 22cm to only 7cm in a short period of time!!! I was taking evening primrose oil in high dosis at the same time...I´ve been doing some research on the internet about maitake and seems amazing! Check it out...
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 12/23/2004 11:44 AM

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sandykay

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Thank you for sharing that you have a fibroid shaped like a banana outside your uterus. I think I do as well. I have no insurance so I have not been diagnosed with that one but I have had an ultasound and it showed many small fibroids in my uterus. But the one I can feel and has caused such a distention from my upper stomach area is the one that feels like a banana shape. I was scared it might be something else so thank for sharing that. If you have any suggestions on treatment other than surgery I would love to hear them. I will be seeing a MD that is also an accupucturist and Homeopathic Dr. after the first of the year. He specializes in this area. Have a great Holiday, Sandy Kay
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 11/19/2004 01:46 PM

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lsmetana

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I am 57 and have had a fibroid tumor since I was 24. When first found, it appeared to be the size of an orange. My annual review this year indicates it is the size of a duckpin bowling ball and my doctor referred to the size as 12 to 13 centimeters. To this day, I have had no problems or symptoms but my doctor now wants to discuss and suggest next plan of action. Even at 57, I do not look forward to a full clean sweep and I am researching alternatives.
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 11/10/2004 08:32 PM

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Texaslady

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Thanks for the info on size of fibroids. I have 2 fibroids, one the size of a tennis ball (6cm-7cm) round, inside uterine wall, and one outside uterine wall, the shape of a bananna, elongated 2cm x 12cm). I'm told the position of the fibroid often determines what type of treatment. Mr Dr. was casual about my fibroid when initially detected last year, and now another one has appeared (tennis ball one)and the existing one has grown. Get treatment early!
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 09/26/2004 02:48 PM

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Suek123

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I wanted to reply to the question of size. I have 2 fiboids, the largest one was measured at 6cm about 9 months ago. I was told this is as big or slightly bigger than the uterus itself - which is roughly as big as your fist or a pear. I am sure mine are larger today, based on my pain increasing and my stomach growing. They do grow based on your hormones. I am facing surgery in 2 weeks. I would suggest you get a second opinon and consider all of your options. I am 33 and still want to have children. Good Luck!
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 09/16/2004 09:12 AM

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jdinmd

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Well if that's the case then I sure consider an orange-sized growth to be large! I think I'm going to get a second opinion from another doctor. Thanks.
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 09/15/2004 08:17 PM

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Diane62

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My Doctor would always relate the size issue of the fibroid in regards to a pregancy. For example, it's the same size of a 12 week pregancy. Consider this also, the uterus is about the size of a pear.
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 09/10/2004 02:08 PM

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jdinmd

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I was just diagnosed with a uterine fibroid. I have no gynecological symptoms, but I have digestive symptoms. My GYN does not think my fibroid is causing the digestive symptoms, but I'm not sure. She said my fibroid is about the size of an orange (5 cm x 5 cm), and that she doesn't consider it large. It sounds large to me. At what point is a fibroid considered big??
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