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What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

Variable: Enlarged uterus can mean pregnancy, past pregnancies, fibroids, adenomyosis, tumors that can be benign or cancerous. Women with enlarged uteri can have pain, abnormal bleeding, loss of urine unexpectedly and a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis. Best to be checked out by a gynecologist. ...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 does it mean when you have an enlarged uterus?

Big uterus: The uterus enlarges because something is in it that was not previously noticed. Pregnancy is the most common cause; benign tumors of the uterine muscle (fibroids) are found in about 25% of women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 2 endometria... One 7mm and the other 12mm. She said I have an enlarged uterus. Does this mean I have endometriosis?

Diagnosed with 2 endometria... One 7mm and the other 12mm. She said I have an enlarged uterus. Does this mean I have endometriosis?

Probably not: If you were told you had 2 "endometriomas", you need to know that a pelvic sonogram may be "suggestive" of endometrial/endometriotic cysts but unfortunately may not be an accurate diagnosis. 2 small hemorrhagic cysts may resemble 2 endometriomas and will often resolve spontaneously. Not endometriosis. If your "enlarge uterus" has 2 "endometrias", you have a congenital anomaly, not endometriosis. ...Read more

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What does a "solitary cyst in the left kidney" and a "solitary enlarged uterus with focal adenomyosis" mean?

What does a "solitary cyst in the left kidney" and a "solitary enlarged uterus with focal adenomyosis" mean?

Ultrasound or MRI?: Usually nothing if you have no abnormal bleeding or pain. An enlarged uterus can be normal after childbirth (dimensions?), and adenomyosis is simply endometrium (uterine lining) growing into the muscular layer (also called endometriosis interna). Both may be normal for you & can be followed by ultrasound along with your renal cyst. See your doc if you are having problems & good luck. ...Read more

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Ultrasound for enlarged uterus: uterus normal size but both ovaries are enlarged with multiple nonspecific cysts. What does nonspecific mean?

Ultrasound for enlarged uterus: uterus normal size but both ovaries are enlarged with multiple nonspecific cysts. What does nonspecific mean?

"Nonspecific": Means that, based on the ultrasound, there is no specific cause that can be attributed to the cysts. There are a number of potential causes for ovarian cysts, there is nothing about their ultrasound appearance that enables the radiologist to make a a definite diagnosis as to what is causing them. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus and ovary and a hiatal hernia, also top of my stomach has thickened. What does this all mean?

I have an enlarged uterus and ovary and a hiatal hernia, also top of my stomach has thickened. What does this all mean?

Depends: If you had a ct scan of your abdomen and pelvis and the results included the above, they may be incidental findings, unless you have symptoms. A uterus > 13cm, an ovary >3cm should be evaluated. It does happen with er visits and imaging that you get a secondary benefit by knowing something is amiss before you have symptoms. Visit with your regular doc. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed I have enlarged uterus with 12 mm lining. I have no fibroids. Period is due soon. Could enlarged uterus mean early pregnancy symptom?

Ultrasound showed I have enlarged uterus with 12 mm lining. I have no fibroids. Period is due soon. Could enlarged uterus mean early pregnancy symptom?

Probably not: An "enlarged uterus with a 12 mm lining" is not likely to "mean early pregnancy". A blood betaHCG / pregnancy test is much more reliable and accurate. ...Read more

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What does constant discharge mean no STDs or bladder infection. Enlarged uterus tho and three months late for period and not pregnant?

What does constant discharge mean no STDs or bladder infection. Enlarged uterus tho and three months late for period and not pregnant?

See an OB/GYN: It sounds as if you are already seeing a doctor. If they are not an ob/gyn specialist would see one, and if they are, address these questions to them since they have examined you and have all your medical history available. If they do not answer your questions satisfactorily get a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged uterus?

What can cause an enlarged uterus?

Many things.: Fibroids, pregnancy, sarcoma, hematometra, adenomyosis, polyhydramnios, gestational trophoblastic disease can all cause a large uterus. ...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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What is the big deal about an enlarged uterus?

What is the big deal about an enlarged uterus?

Depends: In worse case scenario can mean cancer. In most of the cases it s fibroids causing painfull periods and abundent menses, . ...Read more

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I have a questions about results of enlarged uterus.

I have a questions about results of enlarged uterus.

Be more specific: You need to be more specific, such as is there bleeding or pain associated with the enlarged uterus or not? ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could cause an enlarged uterus?

Can anyone tell me what could cause an enlarged uterus?

Fibroids: Other than pregnancy, fibroids can cause an enlarged uterus. Fibroids are tumors that usually grow very slowly over decades; in rare instances they can become cancerous. ...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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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

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What are the symptoms of having a enlarged uterus? How does the uterus get enlarged? Please hel I am scared?

Symptoms depend: On how large. If it becomes large enough, it can cause space problems. If it is a fibroid, it can infarct and lose its blood supply, it can also turn into malignancy, although this is unlikely. Uterus gets enlarged because of hormone effects or with fibroid. Consult a gynecologist on best way to treat it. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a woman would have an enlarged uterus besides tumours?

What did your gyn: Say? Fibriods, adenomyosis, cancer pregnancy, I assume you already had an ultrasound, you may need a laparoscopy or robotic surgery to determine the cuase, and sometimes it can be enlarged form having a lot of children- that condition is adenomyosis, depends how large it is, aften times no treatmnent needs ot be done, you should discuss all of this with your gyn. ...Read more

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I recently found out that I have an enlarged uterus is there any specific reason this happens?

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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How does a uterus get enlarged? Is a enlarged uterus the same as inflammation? Please help I am very scared

How does a uterus get enlarged? Is a enlarged uterus the same as inflammation? Please help I am very scared

Fibroids: The most common reason for a woman of your age would be fibroids. These are benign tumors that cause heavy periods, cramping, heavy bleeding, etc. In a younger woman, the most common cause would be pregnancy. An ultrasound is a safe, quick way to evaluate your uterus. ...Read more

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In the report I got enlarged uterus size 85×45 mm shows a hypoechoic lesion of 28×24 mm along lower part of anterior wall?

In the report I got enlarged uterus size 85×45 mm shows a hypoechoic lesion of 28×24 mm along lower part of anterior wall?

Not clear at this pt: Could be a fibroid. Could be something more dangerous. Are you going to have a biopsy done? An additional study? Depends on other features, your age and health history, accompanying symptoms of bleeding, pain, weight loss, fatigue, etc. Which are not stated. Please follow up with your OB-Gyn dr. ...Read more

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Enlarged uterus with heterogenous myometrium?

Probably fibroids: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Adenomyosis can look like this as well. This is endometriosis of the uterus. ...Read more

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What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

What does the doc do for an enlarged uterus?

Several choices: The size of the enlarged uterus, associated signs and symptoms, and the cause of the enlarged uterus gives a range of options from observation to hysterectomy. Speak to your physician to find out what they recommend. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnate with an enlarged uterus?

Can you get pregnate with an enlarged uterus?

Uterine enlargement: Yes. A woman can pregnant with an enlarged uterus. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus can I still get pregnant?

I have an enlarged uterus can I still get pregnant?

Less likely: In order to become pregnant, your uterus needs to be disease free. An enlarged uterus may indicate a disease that will prevent pregnancy. Though not impossible, it is less likely that you can become pregnant. If pregnancy is desired, I recommend that you discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have severe lower backpain and an enlarged uterus is this related?

I have severe lower backpain and an enlarged uterus is this related?

Fibroid: Back pain can occasionally be caused by problems in the abdomen and/or pelvis. Having an enlarged uterus, such as with fibroids, can be one of the non-spinal conditions that could cauae low back pain. ...Read more

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Is 4.1 x 5.4 x 8.7cm considered an enlarged uterus? Never been pregnant

Borderline size: The uterine size is borderline normal for someone who has never had children or been pregnant. This would be absolutely normal in a patient who has had children or pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do some people just have an enlarged uterus? I have never been pregnant before I am kind of worried what they will find? I don't have any symptoms?

Yes: Every uterus is a different size. But often an enlarged uterus is a sign of fibroids or adenomyosis. So the real question is whether you are having any symptoms and what prompted everything. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged uterus prevent pregnancy?

Can an enlarged uterus prevent pregnancy?

Possibly: Uterine fibroids or myomas can occasionally inhibit implantation of the fertilized egg. It depends on the exact location of the myomas. ...Read more