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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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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?

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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What do many (grouped) red dots mean on the 4D ultrasound screen of uterus? I was told the uterus was enlarged for about 7cm. What that means?

What do many (grouped) red dots mean on the 4D ultrasound screen of uterus?  I was told the uterus was enlarged for about 7cm. What that means?

Unclear: Red dots are not a typical finding on a sonogram. You will need to contact the physician who ordered the test and ask for the results and interpretation of the findings. ...Read more

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I was having a miscarriage at 4wks+6 so I went to the hospital and they said my uterus was enlarged, what does that mean ? What could have caused that

I was having a miscarriage at 4wks+6 so I went to the hospital and they said my uterus was enlarged, what does that mean ? What could have caused that

Fibroids: Fibroid growths is the uterus are smooth muscle cell entities that grow in response to estrogen and can greatly enlarge the uterus. They can also cause miscarriages and premature labor when their location interferes with pregnancy expansion jettisoning the uterine contained pregnancy. Ask you MD as to whether this has been confirmed by ultrasound or examination. ...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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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