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Enlarged Myomatous Uterus
the most common reason for a uterus to be enlarged is either adenomyosis or fibroids. Both are non-cancerous conditions that are very common and can develop with age and child bearing. The only way to get rid of these conditions is surgery.
There are some medications that might shrink your uterus temporarily, depending upon how large it is and why.
Be sure to follow up with your doctor!
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Multiple things: An enlarged uterus can be caused by pregnancy, fibroids (benign muscular tumors of the uterus) or by adenomyosis which is where tissue from the lining of the uterus grows into the muscle wall causing it to enlarge, become "boggy", tender and may bleed more heavily. There is also a rare cancer, leiomyosarcoma, that can cause rapid enlargement of the uterus. ...Read more
Variable: Enlarged uterus can mean pregnancy, past pregnancies, fibroids, adenomyosis, tumors that can be benign or cancerous. Women with enlarged uteri can have pain, abnormal bleeding, loss of urine unexpectedly and a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis. Best to be checked out by a gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be more specific: You need to be more specific, such as is there bleeding or pain associated with the enlarged uterus or not? ...Read more
Maybe not: If there are multiple fibroid tumors causing your uterus to be "enlarged 20 cm" and if some of these fibroids are submucosal, extend inside your endometrium, distort your uterine cavity or interfere with its blood supply...your chances of "getting pregnant" and/or carrying a pregnancy to term are not very good. Miracles can happen for women with large fibroids but they are rare. ...Read more
An: An enlarged uterus can be caused by fibroids, which are benign (non-cancerous) growths, which occur very commonly in the uterus. An enlarged uterus can be caused by endometriosis or adenomyosis, which is endometriosis inside of the uterine wall. Endometriosis is extra uterine lining tissue that is present where it shouldn't be. Rarely, cancerous (malignant) growths can cause uterine enlargement. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of having a enlarged uterus? How does the uterus get enlarged? Please hel I am scared?
Symptoms depend: On how large. If it becomes large enough, it can cause space problems. If it is a fibroid, it can infarct and lose its blood supply, it can also turn into malignancy, although this is unlikely. Uterus gets enlarged because of hormone effects or with fibroid. Consult a gynecologist on best way to treat it. ...Read more
Minimal: A 2 centimeter cyst has a volume less than 5 cubic centimeters. When compared to the average uterine volume of about 60 to 80 cubic centimeters, a 2 centimeter fibroid would not result in a significant increase in the size of the uterus. However, over time a fibroid can result in a dramatic change in the size of a uterus due to its continual growth. ...Read more
What did your gyn: Say? Fibriods, adenomyosis, cancer pregnancy, I assume you already had an ultrasound, you may need a laparoscopy or robotic surgery to determine the cuase, and sometimes it can be enlarged form having a lot of children- that condition is adenomyosis, depends how large it is, aften times no treatmnent needs ot be done, you should discuss all of this with your gyn. ...Read more