Hysterectomy for enlarged uterus

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In 2006 my doctor had me go for an ultra sound due to an enlarged uterus. Then every year he mentions it again during my pap and I'd remind him that we've been though this before. In November of 2011 he said it again and wanted me to go for another ultra sound. This time the findings were as follows: TRANSABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND: Increase of size of Uterus. . No mass. to: 11.3 x 5 x 5.8 from: 8.5 x 4.6 x 5.4 TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND: an endometrial thickness of 1.9cm.
i had an uterus ultrasound and the other day i had a biopsy and my doctor said that my uterus is like 170 and a normal uterus is 80. now, i have to wait for the results from the biopsy but have to make a choice between a something ablation or hystorectomy. i don't know what to do. Please help. My menstral periods are very heavy and painful.
However, this procedure was not guaranteed to work on me as my uterus had a very thick lining. I opted for a hysterectomy which ended up being a total hysterectomy because my ovaries were in bad shape. All's well now and I'm glad I got it taken care of. Good luck!
Menopause is probably another seven years away for me, so guess my planned hysterectomy will solve the problem! Thanks for the help.
One thing, an enlarged uterus is not a sign of perimenopause ... usually the uterus begins to thin out if you are going through perimenopause. If I had to guess, I'd guess a fibroid.
I have to have abdominal surgery as my uterus is to enlarged to take it away by any other means. Im awaiting a date for surgery, ive seen one consultant who said, " its not terminal you will be ok to wait" (a man) then I saw another consultant who said she wanted to get it done as soon as possible. I have two wonderful children and a great husband, but still im finding it very hard to come to grips with, today ive just burst into tears for no apparent reason.
Not to mention my cervix was fused and my uterus was enlarged . At that time I wanted to have sex but I didnt want the pain and vomiting that come with it . I feel great for the most part gas is finally working its way out bloat is down to a minimum . I have been taking a natural female hormone balancer that I got at a health food store . After the Cenestin causing me to have milk at the lowest dose . I am just waiting for them to dry up again before I go trying something else gerrrr .
Cuz before I had pain from an enlarged uterus and a cystic ovary that had attached itself to the uterus with adhesions. Heavy bleeding, etc. I started the Estraderm 50 patch right after surgery, and experimented a bit..with going off it for a few days and going down to the 25 strength. I thought it was giving me headaches but knock wood/head I seem to be OK now.
I was quite disappointed as I wanted a total hysterectomy (you have to be sure what your doctor is planning to remove for a hysterectomy as the term hysterectomy indicates just removal of uterus - I wanted it all gone) and my doctor felt it was too risky for me when he was operating so only took the cysts, right ovary and tube. I have severe adhesions and it was a challenge for him to extricate what he did. Keep up your hope. This will get much better.
All showed nothing except the last one which showed that my uterus is slightly enlarged and I have a hemmohagic cyst that is leaking on my left side. The sad part is that I was given this info by a nurse who called with the results. She said the dr. wants to do another US in 6 weeks to see if the cyst may reabsorb...have a nice day. Needless to say I am feeling a bit clueless...and still in pain daily. I went on my own and scheduled an appt with an ob/gyn. Unfortunatley...
my wife has an enlarged uterus and she had phybroid cysts. we live in ok. and were going to the osu clinic but her normal physician wouldnt release her med chart so we were told untill then we couldnt go there. it seemed like it was the first and only place that was willing to help. the last thing they did was lupran shots.
I just found out yesterday that i have a slightly enlarged uterus and thickened endometrium..I had my last baby 14 months ago and for a while now i have had pain during intercourse..so i went to the doctor and they did an ultrasound...now i have to go see an obgyn.. my question is what could it be caused from why and what can be done...my doctor don't think it is cause I'm about to start cause i ain't due for 2 plus weeks..
I am 36 year old female who has been experiencing heavy periods with clots. I went to my doctor and had some kind of biopsy...it was not the one with the scope (yet). It came back ok. So, sent me for a pelvic ultrasound. It say..."diffuse uterine enlargement for age 121 x 58 x 46mm volume 170cc. Endometrial thickening with mixed echoes present thickened for age at 15mm. Right ovary is not able to be seen.
Multiple images in multiple projextions of the pelvis were obtained demonstrating a small amount of fluid in the cervix. Uterus enlarged measuring 131x63x46mm. Endometrium measures 2 mm. Right adnexa measures 24x25x16mm with a complex cyst measuring maximum diameter 19mm. Nabothian cysts noted near the cervix. Left adnexa measures 34x25x23mm with cysts noted measuring maximun diameter 6mm. No free fluid demonstrated.
Your bikini insion will heal a bit slower than typical lap surgeries but I am certain its because of size of tumors doc must do this, You will definatley feel better to get these out,,I remember the first night post op that I was able to sleep through a whole night with out getting up to use the bathroom, I had never made the connection before that my enlarged uterus was pushing on bladder,,, something as simple as that , and now I sleep straight through ever night its a blessing.
I am 50 yr's old have had 3 children..which are now late in their 20's) and I am scheduled for TAH in December because I have a 13cm fibroid, an," ENLARGED" uterus, cyst on 1 ovary..and lengthy, heavy periods...BUT...how large is an enlarged uterus? I understand with the type of incision (horizontal or bikini cut) is determined by the surgeon based on how large the uterus is...SO how large is large? My Dr.
Thanks so much have a few more question. So if a D&C is done and cells are none cancerous what is next? Is a hysterectomy needed for adenomyosis? And how is adenomyosis detected witha D& C also? He also said something about a scope. Maybe he is taking some device to look in there.? What is the best way to know if it is Adenomyoisis? Would an MRI do any good?
I just had my yearly OB/GYN exam where the doctor told me I had an enlarged uterus and was most likely due to a Fibroid tumor. He said i had the uterus the size of an 8 week pregnancy. He said that they were benign and as long as I was not having major symptoms that he would suggest to leave them be. My question is this. Is it OK not to schedule me an ultrasound to confirm his diagnosis.
Well today was a painful day for me so i am just counting down the days till i get my surgery done and over with.I am so in hopes that there will be pain free days ahead.I also live with Cerebral palsy which affects my legs also so one less pain would be great for me in this stage of my life. Thank you to all the wonderful ladies whom answered my post .You were very informative and helpful with advice.
You will feeel bettter you wont have to pee every 5 minutes get up 3 times a night,,,why is you uterus enlarged is it adenomyosis///most likely, the surgeon cant say for sure he will save your ovaries untill he sees how bad the cysts are my left ovary was engulfed in scar tissue and attached to bowel...I had healthy right ovary removed by choice,,I didnt want to worry about cancer,,really hard to detect post hyster.
since I had Breast cancer and was having problems with fibriods , cysts and enlarged uterus i requested both be done at the same time. It was good because my Breast cancer was ER+ so really would have been fighting to keep the estrogene out of my system anyway...
The stripe is suboptimally visualised due to fibroid. Uterus is enlarged measuring 6.3*5.7*6.1 cm. Tot uterine volume 115cc. There is a posterior intramural fibroid 3.9*3.8*2.9 cm. The remainder of the myometrium is heterogeneous. The left ovary contains a 3 cm simple cyst (the measurement of the cyst is 3.8*2.5mm in CT scan). No fluid in cul-de-sac. Right ovary is normal 2.2*1.3*1.2cm.
I had a pap smear, pelvic exam, internal ultrasound, external ultrasound, and all the doctor could come up with was that my uterus was enlarged. No tumors, no cysts, no fibroids. He told me that he had tried everything he could think of to get me on a "normal" cycle and that it was not working. He also said that he could tell I was quite miserable, and recommended a hysterectomy. I turned 31 on July 13, my surgery was July 15. I am two weeks and a couple days post-op right now.
Gyn sceduled an ultrasound for June 4. Ultrasound technician told me there was no mass, but I have an enlarged ovary approximately 8 cm. Gyn scheduled surgery for next Wednesday, June 13. He wants to remove both ovaries, uterus, and tubes. My conern is cancer. I just turned 50 on June 5. I have no symptoms. I have some abdominal discomfort after I eat. It is more of a fullness. I have been scouring the internet to find information, but nothing regarding just an enlarged ovary.
Hi there, I am a fit 40 yr old woman I had a Total abdominal hysterectomy (leaving the ovaries) June 2009. I had the hyster to remove a large 10cm fibroid in my uterus. I had a major bleed after surgery & had 5 bags of blood. I then had a large haematoma which ruptured and bled through my removed cervix, which put me back in the hospital for a few days. Since the hyster I have had a 'pressure pain' around my bladder- when i go to the toilet- and sometimes just throughout the day.
I have looked on the web for both, and all I find for an enlarged ovary is cancer. Nothing was said about a cyst, just the ovary is enlarged. I know I need to be patient, but I cant eat or sleep. Is there anything else that could make my ovary enlarged besides cancer? Any help is greatly appreciated.
I am a fit 40 yr old woman I had a Total abdominal hysterectomy (leaving the ovaries) June 2009. I had the hyster to remove a large 10cm fibroid in my uterus. I had a major bleed after surgery & had 5 bags of blood. I then had a large haematoma which ruptured and bled through my removed cervix, which put me back in the hospital for a few days. Since the hyster I have had a 'pressure pain' around my bladder- when i go to the toilet- and sometimes just throughout the day.
I was ordered on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy (it was horrible not being there for my other children)... Doctors were afraid my uterus would try to discharge the dead baby as a regular misscarriage and put the well baby at risk so they told me to take it one day-a-time and my body would just absorb the dead fetus... The reason for this happening was unknown, doctor just figured that me being 115lbs. and 5'2'' I was too small to carry two babies and only one took charge of utero space.
This is the second time back in 1 1/2 years I was in 2006 surgery for scar tissue. in april of 2002 i had a cyst removed from fallopian on left side...in 2000 i had a tubal after the thrid c section also a cyst removed from a fallopian at the time... when is this going to stop? I am scheduled apr 7 for a laproscopy and d&c she is also looking to see if a hysterectomy is needed.
The radiologist said I had diverticula, rest of the organs looked normal, a simple cyst on the left ovary (recommended recheck in several cycles), and a mildly enlarged uterus. So I went in for my FIRST PAP in 10 years (I've been chastizing myself, believe me) ... today was told it was normal. (WHEW) Dr. is setting up a pelvic ultrasound. I have a bloated abdomen, occasional left pelvic pain, cramping and a lower backache, as well as urinary frequency.
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