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Doctor insights on: Uterus Measuring Large For Gestational Age Subsequent Pregnancies

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My ob tells me that my uterus is measuring big for how far along I am with my pregnancy, is that bad?

My ob tells me that my uterus is measuring big for how far along I am with my pregnancy, is that bad?

Maybe: Sometimes being bigger is normal. For instance if you or your husband is above average height, then your baby may be above average for growth as well. Concerns come in when you might have diabetes or some other pregnancy complication that would make the growth abnormal. Speak with your doctor so you understand any risks that you/baby might have. Best wishes for pregnancy! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 29 & this my 2nd pregnancy. The first one was ectopic. The sonographic report says anteverted uterus bulky. Gestational age 4.5 weeks. Worry?

I am 29 & this my 2nd pregnancy. The first one was ectopic. The sonographic report says anteverted uterus bulky. Gestational age 4.5 weeks. Worry?

Diagnosing ectopic: That ultrasound report is not very helpful. It's usually impossible to see a gestational sac at 4.5 weeks. Making the diagnosis of ectopic may require serial blood tests to watch the HCG hormone levels rise, and repeat ultrasounds. As a guideline, when your HCG level reaches about 1200, you should be able to see a tiny gestational sac in the uterus. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife was told yesterday that she has a large uterus, negative urine pregnancy test.Why is that?

My wife was told yesterday that she has a large uterus, negative urine pregnancy test.Why is that?

Ask her GYN Dr.: Normal uteruses, like people come in different sizes like people. Or did the gyn dr. Try to explain benign uterine fibroids? Drs. Sometimes explain things to patients, who are nervous & then only partly remember what was said. ...Read more

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Age 22yrs.Mycobacterium tuberclosis complex detected in uterus after hyterscopy.How will it affect future pregnancy. Also have thyroid problem.

Age 22yrs.Mycobacterium tuberclosis complex detected in uterus after hyterscopy.How will it affect future pregnancy. Also have thyroid problem.

Complicated: This is a very complicated and relatively rare condition. You should speak with your ob/gyn about it. Healthtap is great but any advice on that subject you get is not going to be very well informed. A doctor needs to read your medical chart, see the results of lab test and know more about your history. Consult a doctor who knows the entire story. ...Read more

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What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

What is it called when doctors measure from pubic bone to uterus during pregnancy??

Fundal height : Fundal height is measured from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. After the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height in cm often matches the number of weeks you have been pregnant. This is just a gauge and your doctor will determine if all is well with your baby ...Read more

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I did an ultra sound for my bleeding problem and the dr said that my uterus size is big 14 CM and did pregnancy test = negative. Wondering why..

I did an ultra sound for my bleeding problem and the dr said that my uterus size is big 14 CM and did pregnancy test = negative. Wondering why..

Not sure: The most likely cause for an enlarged uterus and heavy bleeding is fibroids. They are benign, smooth muscle rumors of the uterus that are found in 20%of women. Would ask your doctor for more details. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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