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44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss, fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. What could it be?

44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss, fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. What could it be?

Ovarian cyst: CT is not very good at giving information about the ovaries - please make an appt with a GYN doc for a pelvic exam and a pelvic ultrasound. Weight loss and fatigue are serious issues and they could mean something more serious could be going on. Please discuss them with your doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss (almost 20 lbs in 2 months) fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. Also diagnosed with probable fibroadenoma in left breast. Neg fibroids. What could it be?

44 yrs, pre-menopause. Weight loss (almost 20 lbs in 2 months) fatigue, appetite loss. CT scan revealed bilateral adnexal cysts, enlarged uterus, pelvic fluid. Also diagnosed with probable fibroadenoma in left breast. Neg fibroids. What could it be?

Wt loss: You need a complete blood picture including Thyroid profile and pituitary work up to determine what is going on in your body. Trust your physician to put all the pieces together and come up with the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Just a little: Your uterus will undergo a little shrinkage after menopause, in some women more than in others, but if it was significantly enlarged before menopause it will not shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause? Thanks

How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause? Thanks

Peak incidence: Uterine cancer peak incidence 49 yrs and older (premenopausal and menopausal woman. Rare in younger woman. ...Read more

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Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Good chance: That you will get alot of relief after menopause. Conservative surgery for adenomyosis is often unsatisfactory. Hysterectomy coudl bea good choice if you are not ineterested in future childbearing. ...Read more

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Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Yes: Once you go through menopause, defined as no period for 12 months, then your uterus will get slightly smaller and the adenomyosis will get better. If there is any confusion about the source of your pain, call your doctor! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of enlarged uterus? I am in menopause, and I have no bleeding just pressure and I just got checked for bladder infection and no

What are symptoms of enlarged uterus? I am in menopause, and I have no bleeding just pressure and I just got checked for bladder infection and no

Pressure/pain: An enlarged uterus can cause pain and pressure in the pelvis. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam and possibly an ultrasound to see if your uterus is enlarged. If you are having any postmenopausal bleeding then you should be seen right away. There are other things such as colon problems that can cause pressure and you really need to be seen by your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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What is the big deal about an enlarged uterus?

What is the big deal about an enlarged uterus?

Depends: In worse case scenario can mean cancer. In most of the cases it s fibroids causing painfull periods and abundent menses, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean when you have an enlarged uterus?

Big uterus: The uterus enlarges because something is in it that was not previously noticed. Pregnancy is the most common cause; benign tumors of the uterine muscle (fibroids) are found in about 25% of women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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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

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What are some reasons a woman would have an enlarged uterus besides tumours?

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

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What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

Several choices: The size of the enlarged uterus, associated signs and symptoms, and the cause of the enlarged uterus gives a range of options from observation to hysterectomy. Speak to your physician to find out what they recommend. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnate with an enlarged uterus?

Can you get pregnate with an enlarged uterus?

Uterine enlargement: Yes. A woman can pregnant with an enlarged uterus. ...Read more

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Enlarged uterus with heterogenous myometrium?

Probably fibroids: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Adenomyosis can look like this as well. This is endometriosis of the uterus. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus can I still get pregnant?

I have an enlarged uterus can I still get pregnant?

Less likely: In order to become pregnant, your uterus needs to be disease free. An enlarged uterus may indicate a disease that will prevent pregnancy. Though not impossible, it is less likely that you can become pregnant. If pregnancy is desired, I recommend that you discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have severe lower backpain and an enlarged uterus is this related?

I have severe lower backpain and an enlarged uterus is this related?

Fibroid: Back pain can occasionally be caused by problems in the abdomen and/or pelvis. Having an enlarged uterus, such as with fibroids, can be one of the non-spinal conditions that could cauae low back pain. ...Read more

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Is 4.1 x 5.4 x 8.7cm considered an enlarged uterus? Never been pregnant

Is 4.1 x 5.4 x 8.7cm considered an enlarged uterus? Never been pregnant

Borderline size: The uterine size is borderline normal for someone who has never had children or been pregnant. This would be absolutely normal in a patient who has had children or pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do some people just have an enlarged uterus? I have never been pregnant before I am kind of worried what they will find? I don't have any symptoms?

Yes: Every uterus is a different size. But often an enlarged uterus is a sign of fibroids or adenomyosis. So the real question is whether you are having any symptoms and what prompted everything. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged uterus prevent pregnancy?

Can an enlarged uterus prevent pregnancy?

Possibly: Uterine fibroids or myomas can occasionally inhibit implantation of the fertilized egg. It depends on the exact location of the myomas. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged uterus?

Many things.: Fibroids, pregnancy, sarcoma, hematometra, adenomyosis, polyhydramnios, gestational trophoblastic disease can all cause a large uterus. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

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 more

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I have a questions about results of enlarged uterus.

I have a questions about results of enlarged uterus.

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

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Can anyone tell me what could cause an enlarged uterus?

Can anyone tell me what could cause an enlarged uterus?

Fibroids: Other than pregnancy, fibroids can cause an enlarged uterus. Fibroids are tumors that usually grow very slowly over decades; in rare instances they can become cancerous. ...Read more

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Has anybody at 34 had an enlarged uterus and what caused it?

Has anybody at 34 had an enlarged uterus and what caused it?

Yes, fibroids: Most commonly uterine fibroids cause enlargement. They are smooth muscle growths that bind the female hormone extrogen causing enlargement and can run in families genetically. Most of the time (99%) they are benign, but can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and pain. ...Read more

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What causes a enlarged uterus? What are the health risk associated?

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

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I recently found out that I have an enlarged uterus is there any specific reason this happens?

Yes, fibroids: Most commonly uterine fibroids cause enlargement. They are smooth muscle growths that bind the female hormone extrogen causing enlargement and can run in families genetically. Most of the time (99%) they are benign, but can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and pain. ...Read more

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How does a uterus get enlarged? Is a enlarged uterus the same as inflammation? Please help I am very scared

How does a uterus get enlarged? Is a enlarged uterus the same as inflammation? Please help I am very scared

Fibroids: The most common reason for a woman of your age would be fibroids. These are benign tumors that cause heavy periods, cramping, heavy bleeding, etc. In a younger woman, the most common cause would be pregnancy. An ultrasound is a safe, quick way to evaluate your uterus. ...Read more

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In the report I got enlarged uterus size 85×45 mm shows a hypoechoic lesion of 28×24 mm along lower part of anterior wall?

In the report I got enlarged uterus size 85×45 mm shows a hypoechoic lesion of 28×24 mm along lower part of anterior wall?

Not clear at this pt: Could be a fibroid. Could be something more dangerous. Are you going to have a biopsy done? An additional study? Depends on other features, your age and health history, accompanying symptoms of bleeding, pain, weight loss, fatigue, etc. Which are not stated. Please follow up with your OB-Gyn dr. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 2 endometria... One 7mm and the other 12mm. She said I have an enlarged uterus. Does this mean I have endometriosis?

Diagnosed with 2 endometria... One 7mm and the other 12mm. She said I have an enlarged uterus. Does this mean I have endometriosis?

Probably not: If you were told you had 2 "endometriomas", you need to know that a pelvic sonogram may be "suggestive" of endometrial/endometriotic cysts but unfortunately may not be an accurate diagnosis. 2 small hemorrhagic cysts may resemble 2 endometriomas and will often resolve spontaneously. Not endometriosis. If your "enlarge uterus" has 2 "endometrias", you have a congenital anomaly, not endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

No: An enlarged uterus is not a "sure" sign of uterine cancer. The uterus can be enlarged for other reasons including fibroids. It is important to be evaluated by your doctor so that he/she can do a compete evaluation. ...Read more

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Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Not usually: It is possible but uncommon for hyperplasia to present as an enlarged uterus. Most commonly, endometrial hyperplasia presents with irregular/heavy periods or postmenopausal bleeding (bleeding after menopause). ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus and pregnancy symptoms but a negative test, what's going on?

I have an enlarged uterus and pregnancy symptoms but a negative test, what's going on?

Enlarged uterus?: Could you have a fibroid? Have you been evaluated by a physician? Many symptoms of pregnancy are also pretty non-specific and could be due to many other conditions, as well - mental and/ or physical. ...Read more

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I am desperate to have a child, but I have enlarged uterus and fibroids. I am 40 + and have been trying for a long time. Is there anything I can do or eat in my diet which will help with the above. And foods which I should avoid? Thanks for your help!

I am desperate to have a child, but I have enlarged uterus and fibroids. I am 40 + and have been trying for a long time. Is there anything I can do or eat in my diet which will help with the above. And foods which I should avoid? Thanks for your help!

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus and passing blood clots, what do I do?

I have an enlarged uterus and passing blood clots, what do I do?

See your Gynecologis: You need to see your gynecologist as it may need to be investigated with exam, ultrasound test to check the uterus and if there is any tumor etc
so consult your gynecologist asap. ...Read more

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52yo Mother has enlarged uterus. May be cause of uterine fibrods. 20cmx14cmx19cm she reckons. No symtoms. Should she removed it? By Dr.

Fibroids cause: Enlarged uterus. They usually shrink with menopause.If uterus is very large one is unable to distinguish ovarian enlargement, thus consideration should be made to at least periodic pelvic sonograms. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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