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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Most likely not...: Most uterine masses in women in your age category are benign growths also known as leiomyomas or fibroids. These can often result in abnormal bleeding, infertility and less commonly pain; however, they are inherently not malignant nor precursors to cancer. It has a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but a biopsy should be performed if there is any suspicion or if you have any risk factors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Uterus (Definition)

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