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Doctor insights on: During Pregnancy When Does Your Uterus Stretch

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When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

Before pregnancy: The endometrial lining of your uterus actually thickens in the second half of your menstrual cycle (the secretory phase) after ovulation, in preparation for pregnancy, as a result of an increase in the hormone progesterone. If you do not get pregnant, your Progesterone level drops, and your uterine lining sheds and is expelled during menses (your period). The cycle then starts over. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What does it mean if you have a palpable uterus during pregnancy?

Palpable means: That it can be felt. So, the uterus is large enough that physician can feel it when examining you. ...Read more

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What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

Grapefruit sized...: At 3 months, the uterus is the size of a grapefruit. At 4 months its the size of a volleyball. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why does it feel like something is pushing against my uterus during pregnancy?

See below: Because you have something pushing against your uterus (a baby). I do not have enough information to assess whether you have a problem, but that sounds normal. ...Read more

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Can fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

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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What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

Potentially Serious: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. A pregnant female who has genital herpes during pregnancy must seek an immediate medical attention, as this infection may be potentially fatal to the fetus. Therefore, please inform your physician of this immediately. ...Read more

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Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Yes: It will not go away on its won. It can lead to abnormal bleeding, or infertility or an early miscarriage. But it cannot be removed once you are pregnant. The size is not the issue a small polyp can cause just as many problems as a large one from inflammation of the uterus. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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