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is it normal for the womb lining to fall out?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual period: Yes, it is. The clots that you may notice in your menstrual blood are the lining of the womb that is coming out.

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When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: As soon as the developing embryo is implanted in the uterus and the placenta begins development.
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What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Abn placentation: There are several types of abnormal placentation. The most common is placenta previa, where the placenta sits over the cervix. There is also placenta accreta where the placenta has grown through the inner layer of the uterus into the outer muscular (myometrial) layer. Another type of placental abnormality is placental abruption, where the placenta separates from the uterus prematurely.
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Can harmful uv rays penetrate the womb?

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No: They only go 'skin' deep.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Has my cancer spread beyond the uterus?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Staging: Your doctor needs to do a "staging work-up" of your cancer. It is during this evaluation that typically includes physical examination and imaging studies that he/she will determine if your cancer has spread beyond the uterus.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What could cause a bulky, retroverted uterus?

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: A retroverted uterus just means the position of the uterus is tilted back towards the rectum. This is not abnormal. Bulky usually means the uterus is enlarged. The most common reasons are fibroids and adenomyosis. Both are benign conditions but if symptoms are bad treatment can be considered.

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