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Doctor insights on: How Thick Is The Uterine Wall During Pregnancy

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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. Oscar Novick
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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 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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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 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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Is it likely u still have pregnancy symptoms after a miscarriage? Or its becos of ma uterus been thick?

Is it likely u still have pregnancy symptoms after a miscarriage? Or its becos of ma uterus been thick?

Miscarriage: Pregnancy symptoms generally follow the BHCG hormone. After a miscarriage this hormone decreases down to zero at different rates in different people. One expects the first menstrual cycle 2-6 weeks after. ...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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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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Subserosal myoma of 25*23 mm in anterior wall fundus of uterus and bilateral polycystic overies can effect in pregnancy.

Depends: If already pregnant not very likely that a small myoma on the outside of the uterus will cause problems. The polycystic ovaries may contribute to infertility or problems with ovulation but unless the cysts are large they should not cause a problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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