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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

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Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy?

Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy?

Can happen: The cervix swells with blood during pregnancy. This can cause oozing from the cervix. But you'll want to be sure the bleeding isn't from an infection or a complication of early pregnancy. This is best determined by exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

No, bleeding when: You have sex in the first trimester of pregnancy is not normal. Please see your doctor promptly and hold off on sex until medically cleared. ...Read more

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Could the uterus grow over or under the abdominal muscles during pregnancy?

Could the uterus grow over or under the abdominal muscles during pregnancy?

Under: In the later stages of pregnany the uterus enlarges and extends beyond the pelvis to the abdomen and it grows deeper to the abdominal muscles which stretch to accomodate the increased size of the uterus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does the cervix descend during ovulation or menstruation?

Does the cervix descend during ovulation or menstruation?

Prolapse: Prolapse of the uterus happens as a result of gravity and vaginal deliveries. It is permanent and only changes with manual replacement or surgery. ...Read more

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Is vaginal bleeding at the beginning of pregnancy heavy?

Is vaginal bleeding at the beginning of pregnancy heavy?

No: Vaginal bleeding does happen in about 20% of pregnancies during the 1st trimester. It is usually spotting but can be heavier. There are many reasons for it some dangerous some not. See your OB. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy#1 ...Read more

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At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks: the uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician.This cannot be accurately measured while standing or by the patient herself ( even if she is an obstetrician-personal experience with this!). ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding occur the 5th week of pregnancy?

Can implantation bleeding occur the 5th week of pregnancy?

No, but: Bleeding can certainly occur at anytime in a pregnancy. This is not "implantation bleeding, " which (if it happens at all) is a few spots about 6 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Varies: Pregnant women experience breast tenderness in different ways. For some it is intense. For others not so much. You did not mention if you are actually pregnant or not. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do not try and guess at pregnancy based on an unreliable symptom such as breast tenderness ...Read more

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Can fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

Depends on size: If the fibroid is large then the overall size of the uterus will feel bigger. On sonogram the report should specify the size of the fibroid ...Read more

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Is pressure on the uterus after ovulation normal?

Is pressure on the uterus after ovulation normal?

Sure: There is always a cyst on one ovary or the other at the time of ovulation. That cyst could become as large as a grapefruit and still be perfectly normal. The sensation of pressure is normal an could be related to an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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