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What Causes Enlarged Uterus
Ovarian cysts: Physiologic cysts (normal occurring) are the most common cause of enlarging ovaries. Women with pcos are also often told they have enlarged ovaries. These are the most common causes and the are both non cancerous (benign). There are many other causes both benign and malignant. ...Read more
Several things.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have problems like chronic anovulation, normal to increased testosterone, and lh/fsh ratio. But cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. A ca=125, pelvic exam, and transvaginal us are initial tests. ...Read more
Many causes : The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and hemolytic anemia cause enlargement to compensate for the increased work. Congestion due to cirrhosis/portal hypertension cause enlargement by limiting blood flow out of the spleen. Tumors especially lymphoma can grow in the spleen as well. ...Read more
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. Large liver can also be due to cysts, benign and malignant tumors, and congestion related to right-sided heart failure. Rare causes include blood disorders, thyroid disease, and bile duct obstruction. There are many other possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many, maybe related: Spleen can be small either because it never grew (as baby/child) or because it was injured and became scarred. If problem started young enough, thymus can take over some of the spleen's work to compensate (so becomes bigger). Spleen filters old/damaged blood cells and helps produce new ones, filters out certain infections and has other immune functions; thymus is an important part of immune system. ...Read more
Several things: An infection is the most common cause of cervicitis. This can be bacterial, fungal, or viral (the latter less likely). Inflammation can also be seen as a result of trauma, friction or perhaps even things like rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, or endometritis. A culture or pap smear may help identify the cause. ...Read more
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