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What Does A Soft Uterus Mean
It depends: If you are pregnant, cervical softening occurs as you progress through pregnancy, especially as you near delivery. If it occurs too early, your OB will watch you closely. If not pregnant, it's difficult to determine if there's any clinical significance without more information. ...Read more
Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more
May need ultrasound: Why was the ct scan done? Are you having pain? Were there any abnormalities on your uterus? (fibroids maybe?) have you had any surgeries like c section? A thick cervix probably doesn't mean a lot on its own. But you may need an ultrasound depending what the ct showed. ...Read more
Normal varient: Most uteri are slightly tilted forward, over the bladder. Some are in mid position, and some are tilted back. Tilted back is referred to as retroverted. It may make finding your cervix slightly more uncomfortable during a pap exam but otherwise is not a true abnormality. ...Read more
It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more
Possible obstruction: Bladder outflow obstruction from tight bladder neck, prostatic enlargement (benign or malignant, urethral valves or urethral stricture (narrowing) can all cause bladder thickening. So can voiding dysfunction (failure to relax pelvic floor muscles during voiding. Also bladder infection or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. ...Read more
Labor indicator: You didn't mention if you're pregnant or not. A high soft open cervix is how a cervix is felt prior to labor. The changes give clues to whether or not you will be able to have a baby vaginally. The cervix starts in the back of the vagina, is hard and closed. For labor to start, it moves forward, gets softer and opens. The more the changes, the better the chances for labor & vaginal birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe nothing: The fetus swallows amniotic fluid. If the stomach isn't full, it may mean that that the baby hasn't swallowed recently. Best wishes! ...Read more
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