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32 Weeks In The Womb
14 week surgical Abortion vs miscarriage. Does the womb look the same a day later or will a doctor be able to tell it was an abortion if he scanned me?
Experienced Dr Knows: Surgical abortion (or miscarriage) has stretching of the the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus, to remove the fetus. That stretching leaves bruising, tiny (less than 1/8" long) tears, bleeding, and even clots or tissue. An OB/GYN will definitely know SOMETHING went on with your cervix. If you are trying to hide your abortion from your doctor, ask yourself why. Your doctor needs to know. ...Read more
32 centimeters: The fundal height is measured from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. At about 20 weeks gestation the top of the uterus is typically 20 centimeters above the pubis - and from that time until about 34 weeks the uterus will grow at about one centimeter each week. By 32 weeks the uterus should measure about 32 centimeters above the pubis. ...Read more
I had my stillborn on 9/6/14 and I am 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I delivered at 32 weeks due to plencta pulling away from the uterus. Chances now?
I'm so sorry: I'm so very sorry that happened to you. That must have been devastating emotionally to go through. Placental abruption is rare, but can occur again. I would have an extensive conversation with your ob/gyn about why you might have had the abruption in the first place (high blood pressure? medications? car accident? clotting disorder). If there is anything that can be prevented, you'd want to kno ...Read more
32 weeks pregnant, baby's kicking a lot more and have sharp pains in my uterus. Was told that the baby is quite big. Could it be early signs of labor?
Uterine discomfort: First-Congratulations! As the fetus grows inside you, the uterus stretches and may cause some discomfort in so much as it feels bruised to you. If your pains are getting worse and more severe, you need to call your OB/GYN and get an eval. Severe pains, go to the Emergency room. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: An irritable uterus is one that can be contracting, but is not the same as preterm labor. Preterm labor means the cervix is opening and that is threatening for you and the baby. Preterm contractions are when the uterus contracts but the cervix doesn't open. It can be VERY hard to distinguish the 2 from patient perspective (I had them same in my pregnancy). See doctor or L&D! if worried though! ...Read more
Late baby: It could be either. We don't completely understand how the signal for going into labor works. Some babies do normally stay in longer. But also it's possible the dates are off. This would more likely be true if a woman DID NOT have an ultrasound during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends: Is this from an ultrasound study? Are you referring to the lining of the uterus or the uterus itself? There are many potetial answers. The lining of uterus ( endometrium) can be thickened based on where you are in your normal cycle. Other possibilities include fibroids, polyps, hyperplasia, cancer...Thickening of the muscles can include fibroids, adenomyosis, tumors, cancer.... ...Read more