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What exactly is a "uterine wall expansion" and when does that typically start happening in pregnancies?

What exactly is a "uterine wall expansion" and when does that typically start happening in pregnancies?

Uterus in pregnancy: The uterus in pregnancy expands to accommodate the growing fetus. The uterus is made of smooth muscle, needed at the time of labor to contract and 'sweeze' the baby out. Much like a baloon expands because the amount of air increasing, so does the uterus (uterine walls) do the same. This begins in the first few weeks of pregnancy; within a month after conception, pelvic exam shows enlargement. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Is it possible during sex to have your ovaries or uterine wall pierced to the point of full penetration?

Is it possible during sex to have your ovaries or uterine wall  pierced to the point of full penetration?

No: this would be exceedingly rare --I have not seen in it in 30 years. Only sexual injuries I have seen is when TOYS are used. I am assuming sex between two sexually mature adults. ...Read more

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Had a hysteroscopy myo that was 90% success. Dr said there are small remnants left in the uterine wall that will rid during my cycle. Do you agree?

Had a hysteroscopy myo that was 90% success.  Dr said there are small remnants left in the uterine wall that will rid during my cycle.  Do you agree?

May, or may not!: Depends also what your doctor means by "remnants on the uterine wall"? Is it only fragments of uterine lining or fragments of endometrial polyp-(s), or other maybe significant endouterine abnormalities!? You may need a close follow up by gyn exam. As well as transvaginal sonograms to monitor potential further growth! ...Read more

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I bled for 3 months straight and all the doctor said was that I have a thick uterine wall. Why is that and what can I change?

I bled for 3 months straight and all the doctor said was that I have a thick uterine wall. Why is that and what can I change?

You can try the pill: If you are a non-smoker, have tested negative for factor v leiden, and mthfr genotypes (which can make your body more susceptible to clots), going on a low dose birth control pill can be a wonderful way to regulate your periods. When on the pill, your uterus does not make that lining. You can even skip periods altogether by taking pills straight through-skip placebos and go to next active pill. ...Read more

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I was told my uterine wall is thick and I've also had heavy bleeding and cramps in terrified that it could be cancer. What other possibilities could it be?

I was told my uterine wall is thick and I've also had heavy bleeding and cramps in terrified that it could be cancer. What other possibilities could it be?

Benign uterus: Cancers of the uterus are rare at your age. More likely you have muscle tumors (benign) or adenomyosis, an abnormal mingling of endometrial tissue and muscle that can cause cramping and heavy bleeding at times. The test (ultrasound) used to tell you the wall was thickened is a reasonable way to detect many gynecologic cancers. ...Read more

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Hi, pelvic ultrasound showed a patch in the uterine wall approx. 8x16cm, 2,06 cm thick. Doctor's guess was hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Hi, pelvic ultrasound showed a patch in the uterine wall approx. 8x16cm, 2,06 cm thick. Doctor's guess was hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Possibly : The words you used "doctors guess" should tell you something. Without a biopsy, the answer is yes to "can it be cancer?" Only with a biopsy can you say it's definitely not cancer ...Read more

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

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

Uterus (Definition)

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