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Doctor insights on: What Causes Enlarged Uterus

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What causes a enlarged uterus? What are the health risk associated?

What causes a enlarged uterus? What are the health risk associated?

An : An enlarged uterus can be caused by fibroids, which are benign (non-cancerous) growths, which occur very commonly in the uterus. An enlarged uterus can be caused by endometriosis or adenomyosis, which is endometriosis inside of the uterine wall. Endometriosis is extra uterine lining tissue that is present where it shouldn't be. Rarely, cancerous (malignant) growths can cause uterine enlargement. ...Read more

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 might cause an enlarged uterus?

? Pregnant: If you aren't pregnant you probably have uterine fibroids--non-cancerous growths of muscle tissue. Your doctor can easily find out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of enlarged uterus?

What are the causes of enlarged uterus?

Multiple things: An enlarged uterus can be caused by pregnancy, fibroids (benign muscular tumors of the uterus) or by adenomyosis which is where tissue from the lining of the uterus grows into the muscle wall causing it to enlarge, become "boggy", tender and may bleed more heavily. There is also a rare cancer, leiomyosarcoma, that can cause rapid enlargement of the uterus. ...Read more

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Has anybody at 34 had an enlarged uterus and what caused it?

Has anybody at 34 had an enlarged uterus and what caused it?

Yes, fibroids: Most commonly uterine fibroids cause enlargement. They are smooth muscle growths that bind the female hormone extrogen causing enlargement and can run in families genetically. Most of the time(99%) they are benign, but can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and pain. ...Read more

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52yo Mother has enlarged uterus. may be cause of uterine fibrods. 20cmx14cmx19cm she reckons. No symtoms. Should she removed it? by Dr.

Fibroids cause : Enlarged uterus.They usually shrink with menopause.If uterus is very large one is unable to distinguish ovarian enlargement, thus consideration should be made to at least periodic pelvic sonograms. ...Read more

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For the last week I have felt almost constant vibrations/fluttering in my lower abdomen & rectum. Could it be caused by a enlarged uterus? Or? Thanks

For the last week I have felt almost constant vibrations/fluttering in my lower abdomen & rectum. Could it be caused by a enlarged uterus? Or? Thanks

Abdominal Flutter : The bowels are a dynamic organ with near constant movement. This may likely explain what you're feeling. However if you've had unprotected sex, and irregular or late periods, check a home pregnancy test ...Read more