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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Uterus After Pregnancy

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Can an an enlarged uterus after pregnancy affect future fertility?

Can an an enlarged uterus after pregnancy affect future fertility?

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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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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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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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Can a Mirena IUD that is over 5 years old cause symptoms of pregnancy, and an "enlarged uterus"?

Can a Mirena IUD that is over 5 years old cause symptoms of pregnancy, and an "enlarged uterus"?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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What can cause an enlarged uterus?

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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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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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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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 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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What might cause an enlarged uterus?

? Pregnant: If you aren't pregnant you probably have uterine fibroids--non-cancerous growths of muscle tissue. Your doctor can easily find 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?

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 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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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

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

Uterus (Definition)

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