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Uterus (Definition)

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


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What is amniotic band syndrome?

What is amniotic band syndrome?

Intraunterine proble: In pregnancy in about 1 per 1200 pregnancies, the lining of the uterus containing the fetus breaks and the lining, a sheet of fibrous bands, can twist around parts of the fetus leading to miscarriage, poor circulation in a limb of the fetus, and sometimes amputation of a part (usually fingers which are mobile), there is no prediction nor cure for this fortunately uncommon event. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 6 months pregnant and am at risk for amniotic band syndrome. Can I choose to induce labor?

What to do if I am 6 months pregnant and am at risk for amniotic band syndrome. Can I choose to induce labor?

Difficult to know: If ultrasound shows that amniotic band is attaiched to the baby and is causing problem, special kind of surgery might be done. Surgery occurs while the baby is still in the mother’s uterusOnce bands are seen, a laser can be used to cut the bands and free the baby from them.e able to help the baby. . The Earliest amniotic bands have been detected at 12 weeks gestation, by vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for Gulf War Syndrome. ...Read more

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I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome. What does this mean for my children?

I have had uterine cancer and my aunt sent me a letter from mayo that we have a variant of lynch cancer syndrome. What does this mean for my children?

Genetic testing: You may want to do the genetic testing and see if you carry the genetic abnormality. If you do have it as well- there is a risk for other cancer as well as breast cancer and colon cancer. Your genetician will be able to tell you more specifically about the type of genetic abnormality and how high is your risk. You and children then should be aware and do the appropriate cancer screening test. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old with a history of endometriosis & pelvic congestion syndrome. Recently, I have uterine pain, leg numbness, and weight loss. Cancer?

I am 24 years old with a history of endometriosis & pelvic congestion syndrome. Recently, I have uterine pain, leg numbness, and weight loss. Cancer?

Donot worry : There are not the symptoms of cancer ,there can be other reason ,I feel like you definitely have endometriosis ,I will visit my obgyn and primary care for further evaluation ...Read more

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I have an ill deffined adenomyoma if the uterus. I3.5 CM in size. I menstruated 2x in january. Is that due to adenomyoma or pre menapausal syndrome?

Ask your Gyn: Average age of menopause in the us is about 51 yo. There are many conditions that can lead to irregular bleeding including adenomyosis of the uterus. Your gynecologist can give you a better answer and make sure there isn't something more serious going on. ...Read more

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What could an itchy abdomen mean feels itchy in the ovary and uterus area. I have polycystic ovarian sydnrome. Could it be a cyst or early pregnancy?

What could an itchy abdomen mean feels itchy in the ovary and uterus area. I have polycystic ovarian sydnrome. Could it be a cyst or early pregnancy?

Yeast: If you are overweight it can be yeast or a moist rash on your abdomen. Also, a urinary tract infection can cause problems in that area. Keep the area dry, drink plenty of water, cranberry juice, good hygiene. Exercise. If pain develops seek med treatment ...Read more

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What is main cause of uterine spasms?

What is main cause of uterine spasms?

Irritation : Ectopic pregnancy, gas pains, endometrial or uterine cancer, vaginitis (inflamed red itchy vagina), cervicitis (pelvic pain, bloody or yellow vaginal discharge), uterine fibroids, foreign object in vagina, premature labor, trauma or injury, menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Uterine benign miomas can turn malign?

Uterine leiomyomas: Uterine myomas are most often benign. In very rare incidences in a setting of very rapidly growing myomas the bar of suspicion for malignancy must be raised. ...Read more

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What are complications from uterine mesh?

Mesh in Uterus?: It's pretty rare to see mesh in the uterus. Most meshes are used for incontinence of urine, ie. Slings, or in pelvic reconstruction. Television ads describe problems with meshes as seen from an attorneys perspective. I would encourage you to look at websites sponsored by the american urogynecologic society......www.augs.org. ...Read more

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What is uterine leiomyoma?

Fibroid: A benign muscle tumor of uterus can be small or very large rarely they may develop cancer. ...Read more

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What is uterine synechiae?

What is uterine synechiae?

Scar tissue: They are strands of scar tissue running between the walls of the uterus. They can occur after uterine surgery such as a termination or a d and c after a delivery. They can be a cause of fertility issues. ...Read more

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What is uterine leiomyoma cause?

What is uterine leiomyoma cause?

Often nothing: Uterine leiomyomas (aka fibroids) are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They are often found incidentally and cause no symptoms. We call these fibroids "passengers" because they ride in the uterus and do not need any treatment. Women that have symptoms often complain of heavy menstrual flow, pelvic pain, or increased urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Is 1.2cm uterine lining too big?

Usually: The endometrial thickness is considered normal when up to 8 or 10 mm thick. 1.2 cm would be 12mm and would represent some degree of endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What causes a thin uterine lining?

Thin lining: At certain times of your cycle the lining is thin — immediately after your period. Estrogen thickens/ grows the uterine lining. A low amount of estrogen production will result in a thin lining. The most common thing that causes a thin lining in young women is hormonal contraceptives (pills, depo, mirena, (levonorgestrel) NuvaRing). Here, it is normal and not an indication of any problem. ...Read more

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How common is uterine inflammation?

Endometritis: Is very uncommon without a preceding cause, usually either an infection or inserting (instrumenting) something in the uterus. ...Read more

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Are uterine pains normal at 22 weeks?

Yes: Many women experience pain related to the uterus, commonly around 20-22 weeks. This is often pain on one side or the other, worse with movement. We attribute this pain to stretching of the round ligaments — attachments of the uterus to the pelvis. In the absence of bleeding or any significant history, this is probably of low concern. ...Read more