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Enlarged Uterus After Pregnancy
It depends: Uterine enlargement can be from a variety of conditions such as fibroids or adenomyosis both of which may affect future fertility. Enlargement may also be from carrying pregnancies. In other words, the reason for uterine enlargement needs to be determined to answer your question. ...Read more
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
Mirena: The Mirena IUD is approved for use for 5 years. After 5 years it should be removed. If one is happy with it a new one can be placed. If you are having pregnancy symptoms then a home pregnancy test should be done. An expired IUD would not directly cause pregnancy symptoms or an enlarged uterus ...Read more
I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx.?
See a physician: At 47, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer and a complex ovarian cyst yourself, you should see a physician. If the cyst is small, your physician may elect to follow it with sequential ultrasounds. Endometriosis also increases your risk slightly for a specific type of ovarian cancer. An enlarged uterus can be benign fibroids, but could also be something serious. See an md. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed I have enlarged uterus with 12 mm lining. I have no fibroids. Period is due soon. Could enlarged uterus mean early pregnancy symptom?
Probably not: An "enlarged uterus with a 12 mm lining" is not likely to "mean early pregnancy". A blood betaHCG / pregnancy test is much more reliable and accurate. ...Read more
Uterine fibroids causing an enlarged uterus (18 weeks pregnancy), reaches above my belly. Swollen upper abdomen for 2.5 months. Could this be reason?
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
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
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
My wife has an enlarged uterus. Seeked several advices 4 of them said its fibroid n 1 said its adenomyosis. Wondering what can I do to determine? Tqvm.:)
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
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
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
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