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I was told that my uterus hasn't grown much, when does it start expanding in early pregnancy?

I was told that my uterus hasn't grown much, when does it start expanding in early pregnancy?

Second trimester: After the first trimester finishes, your uterus rises and can be felt after 13-14 weeks. If you are overweight, it could be difficult to feel it ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Does a hard uterus in early pregnancy cause any risk to continue with pregnancy and will the baby grow normal?

Hard?: The uterus often feels hard, and is there to help protect the fetus. There should be no risk to your baby. You need to sit down and have a conversation with your significant other's obstetrician, or buy a book on pregnancy and read it. ...Read more

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How do uterus cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

How do uterus cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Mild cramping: In the first trimester, cramping from the uterus feels like menstrual cramps. Stronger pain or more severe cramping pain may be a sign of a more serious problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do women get uterus pains when they first find out there pregnant or could it be early signs of pregnancy?

Do women get uterus pains when they first find out there pregnant or could it be early signs of pregnancy?

Uteruine pain: Pain from the uterus may be normal or a sign of problems. Please see your pcp or obgyn as soon as possible. ...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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Low hard cervix in early pregnancy im 5 weeks with my 5 th is this normal I also have a tipped uterus?

Mild uterus prolapse: It is possible since this is the 5th pregnancy and the cervix is low and hard, that there is some uterine prolapse and the uterus is sitting lower in the pelvis than usual. A tipped back uterus often causes the cervix to be lower and easier to feel. Probably not a problem, but have your doc do an exam. ...Read more

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About my biopsy of the uterus I just got a biopsy done of the uterus yesterday and I think I may be in the early stage of having a baby. They did have me take a pregnancies test but it came back negative. I want to know if I am in my early stages will t

About my biopsy of the uterus I just got a biopsy done of the uterus yesterday and I think I may be in the early stage of having a baby. They did have me take a pregnancies test but it came back negative. I want to know if I am in my early stages will t

Please: Please call your gynecologist and share your concerns. It is unlikely that the test would be performed if you are pregnant. Please discuss this with your gynecologist as they will want to know your concerns about this.

If you are having pain, bleeding, or feel light-headed/faint, then you need to go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I was told I had a thick uterus linning caused by hormonal imbalance, its 3.5cm x 7.93 cm. I have early signs of pregnancy but - test. What is normal?

Something not right: Those sound like measurements of the uterus and not the uterine lining. Verify those numbers with your doctor. If those numbers are correct for the lining then this needs prompt evaluation and a biopsy. I suspect these are not the lining measurements but rather the measurements of the uterus. Pregnancy tests are reliable. If you doubt the result simply repeat in a few days. ...Read more

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My LMP was 8-18. 9/17 my hcg was 1100. 9/18 it was 1692. 9/22 it was 1900. No baby visible in uterus. Dr thinks ectopic. Bleeding.2 early in pregnancy?

My LMP was 8-18. 9/17 my hcg was 1100. 9/18 it was 1692. 9/22 it was 1900. No baby visible in uterus. Dr thinks ectopic. Bleeding.2 early in pregnancy?

It is ectopic: Yes, if you have pain and bleeding you need further surgery or medications, if not you can watch for another 48 hours and then get a repeat testing of your titers ...Read more

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Low gurgling noises in the uterus area be early pregnancy? (Not hungry and went to the bathroom) 2 negative test results but only 1-1/2 week since O

Low gurgling noises in the uterus area be early pregnancy? (Not hungry and went to the bathroom) 2 negative test results but only 1-1/2 week since O

No: The "noises" you describe have nothing to do with being pregnant or not. The urine test may not be as accurate this early. I would wait until you miss a period (if you do) to do another test ...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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The past week, off and on, I have been having a ticklish/itchy feeling that almost feels like it's inside my uterus. Early pregnancy symptom? On bc pills

The past week, off and on, I have been having a ticklish/itchy feeling that almost feels like it's inside my uterus. Early pregnancy symptom? On bc pills

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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The past few days I've had an off movement feeling in my lower tummy and uterus area like something is moving inside. Is it an early sign of pregnancy?

The past few days I've had an off movement feeling in my lower tummy and uterus area like something is moving inside. Is it an early sign of pregnancy?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Fetal movement can be felt around 20 weeks gestation. If you are feeling movement in early pregnancy then it is likely gas or intestinal peristalsis ...Read more

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Ultrasound revealed grey/white image in uterus, doctor told me it may be sign of a upcoming period, and not early pregnancy, is it possible?

Ultrasound revealed grey/white image in uterus, doctor told me it may be sign of a upcoming period, and not early pregnancy, is it possible?

Early pregnancy has: A typical appearance of a well defined round or oval fluid filled structure, usually with surrounding rim of increased echoes, called a gestational sac.

Depending on the age of the pregnancy, there may be a second, smaller fluid filled structure within the larger which is called a yolk sac, or even a fetal pole. ...Read more

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Unicornate uterus with one Fallopian tube. Is this way it takes me so long to conceive. My last pregnancy took 18 months ended in early miscarriage?

Unicornate uterus with one Fallopian tube. Is this way it takes me so long to conceive. My last pregnancy took 18 months ended in early miscarriage?

Altered uterine anat: Unicornate uterus or altered uterine anatomy may be associated with lower rates of conception compared to the nomal uterine anatomy. Best to see your OB specialist to discuss your situation. ...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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Pain in lower back and abdomen. About 4 weeks pregnant. No sign of pregnancy in uterus. Er doctor thinks possible ectopic? Could I just be to early?

Pain in lower back and abdomen. About 4 weeks pregnant. No sign of pregnancy in uterus. Er doctor thinks possible ectopic? Could I just be to early?

Yes to both: It might be ectopic, or it might be early, at this point you can't be sure. See your OB asap for further evaluation and advice; ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masterbate, orgasm and have sex while you have a subchorionic hematoma in early and late pregnancy? Orgasms make your uterus contract?

Is it safe to masterbate, orgasm and have sex while you have a subchorionic hematoma in early and late pregnancy? Orgasms make your uterus contract?

See answer: The presence of ultrasound-detected subchorionic hemorrhage (hematoma) increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, abruptio placentae, and preterm labor. Depending on your findings and md, may advise strict bed rest, refrain from lifting heavy objects, and avoid exercise. In most cases, you’ll be asked to avoid sexual intercourse (and masturbation?) until the hematoma dissolves and disappears. ...Read more

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Unicornate uterus with one Fallopian tube. Is this way it takes me so long to concieve. It took me 18 months with sat pregnancy which ended in early miscarriage in January this year and I'm still not pregnant?

Unicornate uterus with one Fallopian tube. Is this way it takes me so long to concieve. It took me 18 months with sat pregnancy which ended in early miscarriage in January this year and I'm still not pregnant?

Unicornate uterus: Successful pregnancy completion may be very difficult with a one horn uterus due to limited room for uterine expansion after implantation. See a GYN fertility specialist for more details. ...Read more

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4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

Hmmm...: There are no pregnancy signs 4 days after ovulation (if the egg was fertilized, the body doesn't know it yet, as the egg is just a few cells and floating downstream). If one is having pregnancy signs, they would be from a pregnancy created earlier, such as last month or the month before. ...Read more

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Does early pregnacy cause a uterus to tilt?

Does early pregnacy cause a uterus to tilt?

How early?: It could, but likely wouldn't, especially early. A tilted uterus is not abnormal, not is it a sign of pregnancy. If you can be more specific, we might give a more helpful answer. ...Read more

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During my two pregnancies uterus was anterverted. After second child it was retroverted. Now it s anterverted. Is that normal to be changing shape.

Uterus: Anteverted and retroverted uterus is not about the shape of the uterus, it is about the position of it. Possibly the pregnancies stretched the ligaments supporting it and it's changed its position. Both positions are well within the normal range, though. ...Read more

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What's a tipped uterus effect on pregnancy?

What's a tipped uterus effect on pregnancy?

Tipped uterus: Usually no effect, rarely the topped uterus may be stuck in the pelvis with a lot of pain. ...Read more

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Can a tilted uterus cause problems in a pregnancy?

Can a tilted uterus cause problems in a pregnancy?

Not really: A retroverted uterus can sometimes cause some lower back pain during pregancy- just the way your anatomy is- not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible in women who have a mesh uterus?

Is pregnancy possible in women who have a mesh uterus?

Yes: As has been said before "nature always finds a way". It is important to followup with a doctor soon after discovering a pregnancy so the appropriate care can be given and complications from the mesh can be alleviated. ...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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How bad is it to have blood in your uterus during pregnancies?

Better not to.: Some women do have small hematomas (blood collections) behind the placenta or between the membranes in early pregnancy. Usually these go away on their own without trouble but having a big one that keeps growing can lead to miscarriage. Pregnancy risk of certain complications will be higher. ...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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Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with a hole in my uterus?

Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with a hole in my uterus?

What kind of hole: You have 3 openings in the uterus (2 from the Fallopian tubes feeding into the uterus and one below at the level of the cervix to allow sperm to come in and your periods to exit). These are natural orifices. If you had additional defects in the uterus, you should see your GYN to determine the location and implications on your pregnancy
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For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

Survival of Species: (perhaps). This consistency would allow for the uterus to be ready a number of times throughout the year for pregnancy. ...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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Surgerical uterus mesh fact, risk, is pregnancy possible with a mesh on uterus?

I think...: ...Putting the mesh on in the first place was to enable you to be pregnant again; but you need to discuss this with the original surgeon who knows the details of the operation. ...Read more

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My wife is in 9 months of pregnancy her uterus has not opened for delivery, is it normal?

My wife is in 9 months of pregnancy her uterus has not opened for delivery, is it normal?

Yes: When it is time for the baby to come the cervix will soften and open and thin for the birth. Relax and enjoy the time before the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more