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What kind of abnormal cells in the uterus can cause bleeding?

What kind of abnormal cells in the uterus can cause bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding: This can be the result of conditions anywhere in the female genital tract, most commonly in the uterus, and the part of the uterus extending into the vagina (cervix). This can be due to infection, tumor, or other inflammatory conditions. You need to see a gynecologist and have this evaluated and treated aggressively soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus Should I ask for a smear test? I'm only 17 years old.

Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus Should I ask for a smear test? I'm only 17 years old.

Very unlikely at 17: The possibility that "not having a period for a year would cause abnormal cells in your uterus at age 17" is quite small/and may be so minimal and so remote as to be negligible unless you are markedly overweight, obese exposed to unopposed estrogens or perhaps have a genetic predisposition to uterine, breast, ovarian or colon cancers. ...Read more

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Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus? Smear test? 17 years old, have PCOS& family history of cancers.

Can not having a period for a year cause abnormal cells in the uterus? Smear test? 17 years old, have PCOS& family history of cancers.

Not related: Pap smears are done to prevent cervical cancer. The idea is to detect abnormalities long before cancer occurs. Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted HPV virus so it is not something based on family history. It is also not related to PCOS. Typically the first pap is done after age 21. Your obgyn can help you with PCOS and give you options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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Abnormal sharp shooting pains in uterus. Can I be pregnant?

Abnormal sharp shooting pains in uterus. Can I be pregnant?

Pregnancy signs: Sharp shooting pains in the uterus can definitely be a sign of pregnancy. Coupled with missed period, fatigue, urinary frequency, breast tenderness, or nausea can increase that likelihood. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they tell u there aren't enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

What does it mean when they tell u there aren't enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

Most likely...: The most likely answer is that you just need to have the pap repeated. When your doctor got the sample, not enough cells may have transferred from your cervix to the brush for the lab to look at. Having the pap repeated usually resolves the issue. ...Read more

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"Uterus is empty and anreverted. It is slightly bluky and measures 66 × 56 × 60 mm. The uterus shows an irregular outline and a heterogeneous echopatt?

"Uterus is empty and anreverted. It is slightly bluky and measures 66 × 56 × 60 mm. The uterus shows an irregular outline and a heterogeneous echopatt?

Discuss with gyn: Your GYN should go over these results and implications with you. Your US may suggest adenomyosis, but there are other clinical and sonographic findings to confirm that. Discuss with your GYN for further information
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Meaning of "the uterus appears irregular with abnormal signal and questionable susceptibility artifact, which may related to post-surgical changes"?

Meaning of "the uterus appears irregular with abnormal signal and questionable susceptibility artifact, which may related to post-surgical changes"?

Out of Context: We often defer and do not comment on these 'out of context' and 'incomplete' radiology reports. The job of your physician, the one who ordered this test, is to put all of your history, test results, and examination into a full and detailed explanation of this. Please contact your physician for interpretation of your reports and testing. ...Read more

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U/S findings: uterus had a normal size 36mm x 27mn x 31mm-GP refused IUD mid-insertion because too small. 23, no kids, irregular heavy period history?

U/S findings: uterus had a normal size 36mm x 27mn x 31mm-GP refused IUD mid-insertion because too small. 23, no kids, irregular heavy period history?

Agree with GP: Unfortunately, your uterus is too small for IUD. Have you considered the sub dermal implant (we call it Nexplanon)? It is highly effective (0.2% failure rate) and well tolerated. ...Read more

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37 yrs old never been pregnant suffering from menorrhagia irregular mens. U/s done; uterus: avf, average in size. Endometrial thickness 14mm, ?

37 yrs old never been pregnant suffering from menorrhagia irregular mens. U/s done; uterus: avf, average in size. Endometrial thickness 14mm, ?

Ovulation problem: It is most likely that you are not ovulating. Your ovaries will still make estrogen, so your uterine ling will grow and thicken. But with no ovulation your periods will be very irregular and, of course, you won't get pregnant. Get advice from a fertility doctor. There is a drug, clomiphene, which may help you ovulate and become pregnant - if this is your desire. ...Read more

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A year post mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. Irregular 42-103 days. Hormone levels, thyroid & u/s of uterus & ovaries. All okay. So why am I not cycling regularly?

A year post mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. Irregular 42-103 days. Hormone levels, thyroid & u/s of uterus & ovaries. All okay. So why am I not cycling regularly?

Irregular menses: 31 year old female with irregular periods since your Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD was removed about a year ago. You have already evaluated some of the causes of irregular periods. There are other causes too which include weight changes, stress, level of exercise. Also whatever your periods were like before the IUD was placed will influence how they are after it was removed. ...Read more

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How do an egg cell and a sperm cell develop into a fetus inside the uterus?

How do an egg cell and a sperm cell develop into a fetus inside the uterus?

Conception: Sperm enter vagina in semen & then pass thru cervix, pass thru uterus into fallopian tube containing ovum or egg after ovulation. 1 sperm pierces thru membrane covering ovum & nucleus of sperm fuses with nucleus of ovum. This fertilized ovum now divides from 1 cell to 2 then 4 & so on. Now an embryo, transfers to body of uterus. Stem cells, within embryo divide, now a fetus develop various tissues ...Read more

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Had a recent lapro hysterectomy. Received a diagnosis of "adenomysis with complex atypical hyperplasia" for sometime removed away from uterus --what is this?

Had a recent lapro hysterectomy. Received a diagnosis of "adenomysis with complex atypical hyperplasia" for sometime removed away from uterus --what is this?

Glad it's out: Adenomyosis doesn't usually mean anything, but atypical hyperplasia is something I'm glad to know you don't have to worry about any more. With your uterus gone, the atypical hyperplasia can't progress to malignancy, as it's somewhat prone to do. Take a deep breath and be thankful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just had d&c a week ago they said not to have sex for 2 weeks well I had sex after 4 days is this going to cause any problems the procedure was because they found precancer cells in my uterus

I just had d&c a week ago they said not to have sex for 2 weeks well I had sex after 4 days is this going to cause any problems the procedure was because they found precancer cells in my uterus

You: You are more prone to an infection after a D&C if you have sex. Also having sex can interrupt the healing process. As of now all you can do is monitor for signs of infection; this includes fever, foul vaginal discharge, pelvic or abdominal pain. If any of these things are present see your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more

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Does progesterone make the uterus muscle abnormal in women with adenomyosis?

Does progesterone make the uterus muscle abnormal in women with adenomyosis?

No.: Progesterone is personally my favorite hormone in that there is a lesser risk for blood clots, and it helps smoothen and thin out your endometrial lining so that it may perhaps help improve with the heavy bleeding you may be experiencing. The only way to confirm (with 100% confidence) adenomyosis by the way is after a hysterectomy (removal of uterus). Mri/other imaging tests may only suggest it. ...Read more

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If precancerous cells are found in uterus on biopsy will you need full hysterectomy and also radiation or chemo?

If precancerous cells are found in uterus on biopsy will you need full hysterectomy and also radiation or chemo?

Precancerous cells: There is a range of results that could be called precancerous. The most common 4 types are Simple hyperplasia, Complex hyperplasia, Simple hyperplasia with atypic and Complex hyperplasia. Treatment depends on the type and the age and fertility plans. ...Read more

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Whenever I go to the gyno, they have a hard time finding my uterus. How will this abnormal placement affect conception or pregnancy?

Whenever I go to the gyno, they have a hard time finding my uterus. How will this abnormal placement affect conception or pregnancy?

Highly doubt it: Unless you have a true congenital abnormality (too complex for this online format, sorry) your uterus is probably fine. Some uteri and cervices are just easier to get to than others. ...Read more

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I have a inhomogeneous uterus with 2.6 cm thickening and several presumed cysts. I also have an irregular complicated ovarian cyst should I be concer

I have a inhomogeneous uterus with 2.6 cm thickening and several presumed cysts. I also have an irregular complicated ovarian cyst should I be concer

Uterus: See your regular OB-GYN doctor on this issue. You might need to have D & C procedure on your uterus for biopsy. As far as ovarian cyst, ultrasound will be good for follow up on regular basis. Sometimes laparoscopic surgery might help for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I been having pain in my right side an uterus irregular periods an pain during se?

See your GYN MD: All of these symptoms require an examination by your gyn md. ...Read more

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Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Probably WNL results: If these sonographic measurements were obtained by a skilled certified Gyn sonographer, they are probably considered within normal limits (WNL) or in the upper limits of normal for a woman who is 61 and postmenopausal. What is missing and much more important is the measurements of the "thickness of the endometrium". ...Read more

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Full hysterectomy done. Precancerous cells in uterus. Pathology was "inconclusive" on ovarian cyst requiring an "addendum"?? what could this be?

Full hysterectomy done. Precancerous cells in uterus. Pathology was "inconclusive" on ovarian cyst requiring an "addendum"?? what could this be?

Cells change gradual: Ly. There is a spectrum. Whoever the pathologist was who read the slides of your tissues saw a slight change in them, but not nearly enough to call them frankly cancerous. Anyhow, they are out of your body now, so good riddance. ...Read more

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Cervix carcinoma is in initial stage, is whole of uterus takn out or jus d cancer cells. Which is better removin uterus or removin jus cancer cells?

Cervix carcinoma is in initial stage, is whole of uterus takn out or jus d cancer cells. Which is better removin uterus or removin jus cancer cells?

Minimal if initial: If by initial stage you mean carcinoma-in-situ, then a conization (removal of the cancerous part and a healthy margin is adequate with close follow-up. If, however, you mean invasive carcinoma stage i, then radiation or hysterectomy are indicated. ...Read more

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My mother is going to have surgery sometime this week because she has abnormal blood coming from her uterus, so she wants to get it remove. Willshedie?

My mother is going to have surgery sometime this week because she has abnormal blood coming from her uterus, so she wants to get it remove. Willshedie?

No, it is a low risk: Procedure, get her heart checked, speak to her doctor, will explain benefits & risks and let her decide. ...Read more

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I have a heart shaped uterus, can this cause irregular bleedings? I'm on the pill and this happens like 2 times a year

I have a heart shaped uterus, can this cause irregular bleedings? I'm on the pill and this happens like 2 times a year

Shouldn't be: A bicornuate uterus (heart shaped) can have a septum or even a side of the uterus that doesn't connect to the cervix. If this were the case, you'd have painful cycles more often +/- abnormal bleeding. With your symptoms, I doubt the shape has anything to do with it. Continue the ocps and occasional break-through bleeding is to be expected. Twice a year is not bad. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pain and I went to the dr they sent me for an MRI and I'm scared because they told me I had a abnormal uterus?

I've been having abdominal pain and I went to the dr they sent me for an MRI and I'm scared because they told me I had a abnormal uterus?

Get more answers: I understand why you would feel scared. Go back to UR doc and ask for explanation. Remain calm and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more