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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

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Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


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What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

Something is wrong: Many internal disorders can cause your spleen to enlarge. Some common conditions include cirrhosis of the liver and blood disorders like chronic leukemias of different types can be the cause. You should seek consultation with a blood specialist to examine you and investigate the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

Separate spleen tiss: An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen. It usually means nothing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an enlarged/wide carotid artery?

What does it mean to have an enlarged/wide carotid artery?

Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure i recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon. ...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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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have palpitations?

What does it mean to have palpitations?

Heart beat sensation: Palpitations refer to an awareness of you heart racing or pounding, too fast or slow.. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or an underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

What does an enlarged thyroid mean to you?

Goiter: This is usually due to inflammation which may be acute secondary to infection or may be chronic due to an autoimmune disorder. In rare cases it can be due to a mass ie cancer or a fluid collection or cyst. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

What does it mean to have an overactive bladder?

Void frequently: It means you are urinating more frequently than normal and it's because your bladder is sending premature messages that you need to void. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

Hi ya neighbor: I grew up next door in ohio. What u describe is a nit rare "bulge" inside the heart. See the cardiol who did your echo. Perhaps consider 81 mg chewable aspirin. Check with ur md. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

Breast "bone"?: The breast is made up of soft tissue which includes glands and fat. The sternum is the bone in the center of your chest which connects the ribs. An "enlarged" sternum can cause the chest cavity to "stick out". ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have a heart murmur?

What exactly does it mean if you have a heart murmur?

A murmur is : Produced as a result if turbulent blood flow sufficient to produce audible sound hear by stethoscope. A murmur can be physiologic or pathologic. Most common cause is narrowing and/or leaking valves. Physical exam and auscultation in combination with echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an old soul?

What does it mean to have an old soul?

Wisdom: Some people might use the term "old soul" to describe a person who seems very wise about life, self, and others. They have a spiritual view of things, understanding that there's much more to others than appears on the surface. They have the patience to listen, and allow others to be who they are without judging. It usually feels good to be in the presence of such people, and we seek them out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle ?

What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle ?

RVE: Right ventricular enlargement or rve typically occurs when the right side of the heart is stressed by the need to generate either increased blood flow or pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an estrogen-producing tumor?

What does it mean to have an estrogen-producing tumor?

Breast Cancer?: Are you referring to an er positive breast tumor? If so, this means that the breast tumor has receptors to estrogen. The receptors stimulate the tumor to grow in the presence of estrogen. We use this to our advantage in treating these cancers by blocking the estrogen receptors. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more