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Uterine Band Syndrome
Is having a uterine band common? Had an ultrasound to find out sex today. Due on 9/29. Anything to worry about as far as losing baby?
Clarification: You will need to clarify with your doctor what a uterine band means. I suspect you are referring to an amniotic band instead. ...Read more
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
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 mothers 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
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
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
I am 24 years old with a history of endometriosis & pelvic congestion syndrome. Recently, I have uterine pain, leg numbness, and weight loss. Cancer?
My partner (female) has ais syndrome (46xy) chromosomes, dr has confirmed presence of uterus but no eggs. Can she stillgive birth through egg donor ivf?
Talk to fertility dr: Too complicated to answer without additional test. It will be unlikely if his 46xy. ...Read more
No it does not: This is a benign condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
Don't worry: Uterine fibroids are extremely common. One in 3 women of childbearing age have fibroids and as many as 80% of african-american women of this age group have fibroids. If you have no symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual flow, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency), no treatment is necessary. If you have significant symptoms consider seeing a uterine fibroid specialist (gyn, interventional radiologist). ...Read more
More info needed: While this is definitely greater than average it must be evaluated in the context of your particular situation. The timing of your last period, other symptoms, medications, and the appearance of the thickening are all important considerations. Management could range from continued observation to surgical procedures. ...Read more
Many years: Usually it takes many years for fibroids to grow — having said that, on occasion they can be fast growing. The fast growing ones usually make significant symptoms. ...Read more
Misspelled: I think you misspelled the procedure, because I'm unfamiliar with any uterine procedure with that name. ...Read more
The best: Solution would be to go to your doc and consider the birth controlpillto regulate bleeding. ...Read more