If you have been diagnosed with fibroids your gynecologist may measure your uterus by comparing it to how it would measure if you were pregnant. This pregnancy and fibroid analogy can help your gynecologist determine the size of your fibroid/s.
Here is a breakdown of the analogy between pregnancy and fibroids:
|8 week pregnancy||2 inches or 5 centimeter size fibroid|
|12 week pregnancy||3 inches or 7.6 centimeter size fibroid||16 week pregnancy||6 inches fibroid or 15.2 centimeter size fibroid||40 week pregnancy(this is almost a full term pregnancy)||20 inches or 50.8 centimeter size fibroid|
Fibroids can be as small as a pea (yes often times fibroid size is compared to vegetables, fruit and nuts) or as large as 100 pounds. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. 100 pounds!