I have fibroid tumors. I have had them for years and for years the largest one was about the size of a walnut. No biggie - right??? Well for some reason, even though I am Caucasian, pre-menopausal, and on the birth control pill - all factors that are suppose to keep them from growing, in the last year they have tripled in size so that now the largest one is a bit smaller than my fist!
Doctor doing an external abdominal exam:
"Oh My!" she said as she was pressing down on my abdomen. "I can easily feel them. How many do you have?"
"Three - I call them my triplets." I chuckled.
Still pressing, "Your uterus is so large it is the same size as a woman carrying a 20-22 week old fetus!"
I rolled my eyes. Well, I thought, at least I know why my pants don't fit like they used to!
While I was there, they did an internal exam, blood tests, urine test (to see if I was pregnant ...ha ha don't even go there!) and a biopsy. Ouch! It was a uterine biopsy, not a cervical one..and yes, it did hurt.
So it seems that I have to have a hysterectomy and hopefully soon - like next week. I cannot have it done vaginally because of the size of my uterus. That means my recovery time will be longer...:0( Since I am adopted and do not have a medical family history, I have opted to have my ovaries out as well.
Sooo - do you think things can get any more interesting?