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Doctor insights on: Fluid In Uterus During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Diagnosed with 1.4 cm polyp lower to mid segment of my uterus. Could it tear / burst during pregnancy or giving birth causing Amniotic fluid embolism?

Diagnosed with 1.4 cm polyp lower to mid segment of my uterus. Could it tear / burst during pregnancy or giving birth causing Amniotic fluid embolism?

Polyp/uterine: A uterine polyp is a growth from the lining of the uterus, and is not a threat to a pregnancy in any way, will not "tear or burst", nor cause an amniotic fluid embolism. Polyps can cause some bleeding when they twist and cut off their blood supply, but are not a cause for concern in pregnancy. ...Read more

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When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

When should your uterus start to thicken during pregnancy?

Before pregnancy: The endometrial lining of your uterus actually thickens in the second half of your menstrual cycle (the secretory phase) after ovulation, in preparation for pregnancy, as a result of an increase in the hormone progesterone. If you do not get pregnant, your Progesterone level drops, and your uterine lining sheds and is expelled during menses (your period). The cycle then starts over. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a palpable uterus during pregnancy?

Palpable means: That it can be felt. So, the uterus is large enough that physician can feel it when examining you. ...Read more

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What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

What is the size of uterus during the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy?

Grapefruit sized...: At 3 months, the uterus is the size of a grapefruit. At 4 months its the size of a volleyball. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why does it feel like something is pushing against my uterus during pregnancy?

See below: Because you have something pushing against your uterus (a baby). I do not have enough information to assess whether you have a problem, but that sounds normal. ...Read more

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Small pocket of free fluid found in uterus. What are the possible causes for the free fluid? What could it indicate in early pregnancy?

Small pocket of free fluid found in uterus. What are the possible causes for the free fluid? What could it indicate in early pregnancy?

Free fluid in uterus: There can be many reasons for a pocket of free fluid in the uterus. Most likely is a result of secretions from the uterine glands, and may not signify anything is abnormal. If you are having normal cycles have a follow up sonogram after your next menses. Doubt that is a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Girlfriend is having uterus and ovary pain during pregnancy?

Girlfriend is having uterus and ovary pain during pregnancy?

Uterus pain: Suspect this is normal for pregnancy in her. She could discuss with her sisters or relatives. Not clear how she knows it is uterus or ovary. Usually cannot tell. ...Read more

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Can fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

Can fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

Depends on size: If the fibroid is large then the overall size of the uterus will feel bigger. On sonogram the report should specify the size of the fibroid ...Read more

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What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

Potentially Serious: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. A pregnant female who has genital herpes during pregnancy must seek an immediate medical attention, as this infection may be potentially fatal to the fetus. Therefore, please inform your physician of this immediately. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows nothing no sol in uterus no fluid de sac is noted but endometrial is 8.7 thick in day 14 of cycle. Pregnancy or not?

Ultrasound shows nothing no sol in uterus no fluid de sac is noted but endometrial is 8.7 thick in day 14 of cycle. Pregnancy or not?

Need pregnancy: Test unclear from the description of the ultrasound. Sometimes an ultrasound in very early pregnancy doesn't show anything or not much. So unclear if very early pregnancy or not. A pregnancy test will help figure this out. ...Read more

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Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Yes: It will not go away on its won. It can lead to abnormal bleeding, or infertility or an early miscarriage. But it cannot be removed once you are pregnant. The size is not the issue a small polyp can cause just as many problems as a large one from inflammation of the uterus. ...Read more

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Are these burning cramps normal during early pregnancy? I just found out I am pregnant (don't know how far along yet) and am experiencing some painful cramping. I keep trying to tell myself that it's just my uterus growing, but I wanted to ask on here to

Are these burning cramps normal during early pregnancy? I just found out I am pregnant (don't know how far along yet) and am experiencing some painful cramping. I keep trying to tell myself that it's just my uterus growing, but I wanted to ask on here to

You: You need to have a medical evaluation. Some cramping can occur, especially with 2nd/3rd and successive pregnancies, but you need to get evaluated and be sure you don't have a urinary infection (these feel different in pregnancy) or that you don't have other conditions causing these symptoms. Please seek out an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

Fundal height: Fundal height is measured from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. After the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height in cm often matches the number of weeks you have been pregnant. This is just a gauge and your doctor will determine if all is well with your baby ...Read more

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Why would the top of my uterus be 2-3 inches higher than the belly button level its supposed to be at 20 weeks during my 3rd pregnancy?

Why would the top of my uterus be 2-3 inches higher than the belly button level its supposed to be at 20 weeks during my 3rd pregnancy?

YOUR ABDWALL SAGGING: AFTER FEW BABIES YOUR ABDOMEN WALL IS SAGGING SO MUCH THAT THE BUTTON ALSO LOW
AS LONG YOUR ULTRASOUND MEASUREMENT IS OK, ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY ...Read more

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At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks: The uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician. This cannot be accurately measured while standing or by the patient herself (even if she is an obstetrician-personal experience with this!). ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago unrelated to pregnancy my doctor told me that it showed excess fluid in the uterus. Could pregnancy be a cause?

I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago unrelated to pregnancy my doctor told me that it showed excess fluid in the uterus. Could pregnancy be a cause?

Yes: This could be early pregnancy related. However, many young women have fluid in the uterine cavity at midcycle, one of the reasons that cervical mucous discharge becomes thin and heavier during ovulation. ...Read more

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No period in 1 month and a half had pains everyday around uterus especially during sex. Pregnancy said no a week ago could I be and it not showing up?

No period in 1 month and a half had pains everyday around uterus especially during sex. Pregnancy said no a week ago could I be and it not showing up?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy test over the counter are very accurate. However, you can be pregnant and the test can be negative if you check too early. You can test when you have missed your menses. In your case if you test again and its negative you can be assured your not pregnant. ...Read more

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My uterus is the size of 12 week pregnancy and I've had heavy, long periods. 2 years ago I had the Mirena put in. During a heavy period, it came out?

My uterus is the size of 12 week pregnancy and I've had heavy, long periods. 2 years ago I had the Mirena put in. During a heavy period, it came out?

Mirena ejection: The uterus needs to be examined for uterine fibroids by ultrasound or pelvic exam at this 12 weeks size. The Mirena was ejected due to a possible intrauterine cavity abnormality caused by fibroids and when cramping occurred- out came the Mirena. The heavy bleeding can cause anemia so see a GYN MD soon. ...Read more

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Ultrasound Wellcircumscribed fluid collection in fundus of uterus in endometrial canal is suspicious for pregnancy. Endometrium was 8mm now 17mm.?

Ultrasound Wellcircumscribed fluid collection in fundus of uterus in endometrial canal is suspicious for pregnancy. Endometrium was 8mm now 17mm.?

Unclear: It is unclear what is going on in this description. The first step is to take a home pregnancy test. Your doctor can also do one in the office. The doctor ordering the ultrasound will need to help interpret the result. Diagnosing pregnancy is not hard and very important that this is done first. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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