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On pelvic examination, I had a retroplaced uterus and my doctor said I had endometriosis. How common is this?
A retroplaced uterus: Is not uncommon, like being left handed. It is possible that on exam your physician felt nodules on the ligaments that support your uterus that could be endometriotic implants. A history of painful periods that resolved while on birth control pills may have also led your doctor to believe this. A retroplaced uterus doesn't = endometriosis though some with endo might have a retoplaced uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: definitely not. Just this year there have been a small number (less than 10) of experimental surgeries transplanting a uterus that seem to have "worked" - the transplant is not yet rejected. It's still way too early to know whether pregnancy would be possible, and it's definitely 100% experiment at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It means fibroids: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer of the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. They can also be found incidentally and cause no symptoms or problems. ...Read more
Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more