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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches and develops until birth.

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I am a 33 year old and my uterus measures 8.8 x 4.5 x 4.5 CM is that normal??

I am a 33 year old and my uterus measures  8.8 x 4.5 x 4.5 CM is that normal??

Could be: The average uterus size after puberty is aprox length 7.6 cm width 4.5 cm normal thickness 3.0 Multiple factors can result in the enlargement of the uterus. Size fluctuates with the menstrual cycle. Fibroids or endometriosis can increase the size. Pregnancy can increase the size. Contact the GYN who ordered the US and who has examined your body and knows you for the best answer. ...Read more

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What are the tests a woman really needs to have annually if no uterus, no major health problems, no meds?

What are the tests a woman really needs to have annually if no uterus, no major health problems, no meds?

Well woman exam: The absence of the uterus should not deter an annual examination by your OB gyn. If you still have your ovaries, a pelvic exam is necessary to detect any ovarian changes as the risk of ovarian cancer increases with age. ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

The only way to know for sure if you have endometriosis is to have surgery. ...See more

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What is the main cause for a women to have a tilted uterus?

What is the main cause for a women to have a tilted uterus?

Tilted uterus: A tilted uterus, also called a tipped uterus, tips backward at the cervix instead of forward. It's typically considered a normal anatomical variation. A normal "cause" can be an inherited condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in uterus lower left?

Pain in uterus lower left?

Get checked out: Pain in the left lower abdomen can be from many different causes. Left ovary torsion, left fallopian tube disease, descending colon, sigmoid colon, left inginual or femoral hernia, pid, uterine fibroid are all possibilities. ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

Make a special appointment to discuss your issues with endometriosis & get your questions answered. ...See more

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Has anyone had a sideways uterus?

Has anyone had a sideways uterus?

Yep!: Uteri come in all sizes, shapes, and configurations. They can be tipped forward, backward or sideways and/or can be bent forward, backward, or sideways. These variations in normal usually do not affect fertility. To take this a step further, there could be a uterus with two heads or two cervixes. Not to worry - follow the usual rules about infertility (no baby after 1 year of unprotected sex). ...Read more

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Uterus not contracting so they massaged it. Why?

Stimulate the uterus: After delivery, the uterus is often massaged to stimulate it to naturally contract to avoid prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Tip)

Maintaining Vaginal Health

Avoid douching. It can wash bacteria up into the uterus and increases the risk of vaginal infection. ...See more

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What causes pains by your uterus?

What causes pains by your uterus?

Cramps: Though is may feel uterine in origin, it is often difficult to precisely identify the source of abdominal or pelvic pain. In someone 19 years old, the most common cause of pelvic pains are ovulation, menstrual cramps and constipation. ...Read more

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