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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

Not progesterone: Uterine cramping can happen for many reasons - you don't say where in the ivf process you are - but Progesterone does not cause cramping, if anything it tends to relax muscle. ...Read more

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Do braxton hicks contractions cause your cervix to dilate?

Do braxton hicks contractions cause your cervix to dilate?

No: The definition of braxton hicks contractions are false contractions but do not cause your cervix to dilate. If your cervix is dilating, they are real contractions. ...Read more

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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

For some: Some feel cramping at this time. Some do not. If you feel your are out of the ordinary contact your obgyn for evaluation to exclude preterm labor ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Constipation and uterus fluttering after ovulation?

Constipation and uterus fluttering after ovulation?

Ovulation: Constipation may be related to elevated Progesterone levels after ovulation. The uterine fluttering that you described may be related to the corpus luteum cyst formed after ovulation which may add some cramping or fullness in the pelvis. ...Read more

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Uterine leiomyoma make pregnancy harder?

Uterine leiomyoma make pregnancy  harder?

Sometimes: Depending on where the tumor is located can cause problems with pregnancy. If it is inside inner lining of uterus (submucosal) then may have problem carrying the pregnany very long. Firbrids or leiomyomas can cause pain and irregular bleeding in pregnancy as well as nonpregnant. ...Read more

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Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium. Uterine nodule - leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium.   Uterine nodule -  leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Path report: Is this a biopsy? Are you bleeding? Results of a hysteroscopic procedure? Go to the post procedure follow up and discuss the next step with your gyn physician. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Not if it is in the: Muscle, if it is in the endometrial cavity , if could but I am sure if it was in the cavity your doc would have already removed it before ivf. ...Read more

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Can you detect fetal heartbeat 9 days after conception through vaginal ultrasound?

Can you detect fetal heartbeat 9 days after conception through vaginal ultrasound?

Fetal HR: Nope. Fetal cardiac activity is typically detected by 6 weeks gestation. There are typically NO fetal ultrasound findings from day 0-4.3 weeks gestation. By pelvic or vaginal sonogram. ...Read more

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33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

Hard to say: The fetal fibrobectin test is much more predictive of the real condition, or the truth, when the test is negative, than when it is positive. A single positive ffn test result is not highly predictive of preterm labor and delivery, and since you are probably not in active labor from irregular contractions, it's hard to answer your question with confidence. See your OB regularly as directed ...Read more

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Thick endometrium means ovulation or possible pregnancy?

Thick endometrium means ovulation or possible pregnancy?

Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malignancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more