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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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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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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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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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 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

Uterus (Definition)

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