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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 thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

What does thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

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

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Is a thickening in the wall of uterus dangerous? I had an US done yesterday and Dr found that along with fluid and a membrane. Said everything is ok.

Is a thickening in the wall of uterus dangerous? I had an US done yesterday and Dr found that along with fluid and a membrane. Said everything is ok.

Thick: Depends on how thick? Also it depends on your symptoms. Biggest concern would be uterine cancer which can be screened with an endometrial biopsy in your doctors office or OB/gyn. Ask your provider if that is necessary. ...Read more

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Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Part of the uterus: Fibroids are benign tumors of uterine muscle. They are always part of the uterus, although they may grow in a variety of directions. If fibroids cause no symptoms, no treatment is necessary. If they do cause symptoms (heavy bleeding, pressure), then opinions from both a gyn (who may offer surgery) and an interventional radiologist (who may offer embolization) would be helpful. ...Read more

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I had an ablation that lasted 2 years. Now I have thickening of the endometrium and a swollen uterus. What does this mean?

Uterine lining: I presume you are having periods. At your young age all the parts are still working and any lining in your uterus is responding by growing. An ablation doesn't necessarily destroy all the lining and bleeding will persist. ...Read more

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My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium. Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium. Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

Not enough info. ..: The myometrium is the muscular wall of the uterus so most or all of the fibroid is in the wall. Posterior means the back wall of your uterus as opposed to the front. A fibroid in the myometrium may be completely within the wall (intramural) or project into the inside cavity of the uterus (submucosal) or it may be just under the outer covering of the uterus (subserosal). Ultrasound or MRI can tell. ...Read more

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What does it mean normal size of uterus with thickened endometrial stripe? No evidence of intrauterine pregnancy. Is it possible to get pregnant?

What does it mean normal size of uterus with thickened endometrial stripe? No evidence of intrauterine pregnancy. Is it possible to get pregnant?

US results: The size of the stripe, or the thickness of the endometrium, can be an indicator of endometrial abnormality, although this must be considered along with other signs or symptoms a woman may be experiencing. This in and of itself does not make pregnancy impossible. ...Read more

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Hi...what does it mean when I have "normal size retroverted uterus; slightly thickened endometrial stripe; and normal size ovaries with cystic follicl?

Hi...what does it mean when I have "normal size retroverted uterus; slightly thickened endometrial stripe; and normal size ovaries with cystic follicl?

Normal exam: This is a report on a normal ultrasound exam. A retroverted uterus is a uterus that leans backward which is common in 20% of women. ...Read more

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My gyn noticed a thickening of cervix part of my uterus. What does that mean and is it not normal? I am 28 yrs old and not pregnant yet.

My gyn noticed a thickening of cervix part of my uterus. What does that mean and is it not normal? I am 28 yrs old and not pregnant yet.

Probably normal: All cervix are thick before a first child in particular. Don't know why such a comment would've made! ...Read more

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Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

See GYN: The thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be checked out. Usually the doctor will do an endometrial biopsy to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. A functional ovarian cyst is nothing to be concerned about and is just related to ovulation usually. ...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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Wife is 52. Still having period. Never pregnant. No history of problems. Seen for vaginal discharge. Test shows thickened uterus wall. Cancer??

Wife is 52. Still having period. Never pregnant. No history of problems. Seen for vaginal discharge. Test shows thickened uterus wall. Cancer??

Let's rule it out: Your imaging specialist will offer an opinion that will inform her physician as to the need to do a biospy. If it's something nasty, it's most likely early enough for a likely cure. ...Read more

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I took norethindrone for 10 day for uterus thickening. On the 3 day after stopping I had mense does this mean it work to thin the uterus? I have had heavy flow, blood clots and horrible cramp is this normal?

I took norethindrone for 10 day for uterus thickening. On the 3 day after stopping I had mense does this mean it work to thin the uterus? I have had heavy flow, blood clots and horrible cramp is this normal?

Yes: Progestin withdrawal (when stopping norethindrone) leads to shedding of the lining of the uterus. If the lining is thickened, the bleeding will be heavier and cramping may be worse than normal. ...Read more

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What is thickening of the uterus caused by?

What is thickening of the uterus caused by?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis, or endometrial glands infolding into the smooth muscle of the uterus is a common cause often found after hysterctomy. Uterine fibroid nodules can also produce thickening of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with thickening of the uterus?

Can you exercise with thickening of the uterus?

No reason not to: I'm not sure what you mean by "thickening". I assume your doc said the lining of your uterus (endometrium) is thicker than expected for 35. That causes excess vaginal bleeding & over time increases risk of uterine cancer. Since the most common cause of endometrial thickening is excess body weight, exercise can decrease the problem. Please do any follow up testing your md advises. & exercise away. ...Read more

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I have thickening of the uterus but no pain or bleeding?

Potential problem: There are no guidelines for evaluation or treatment in this situation. In cases of post menopausal bleeding, a uterine lining thickness >4 mm requires a biopsy. We have no guidelines on what if anything is necessary in cases of no symptoms when the lining is found to be thickened. If you have risk factors for endometrial cancer (eg, obesity) you probably should have a biopsy. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Maybe: If you are having regular periods with no breakthrough bleeding, it is not likely to be a problem. But if you do not have regular monthly menses, the thickening could be an indication of endometrial hyperplasia, which can progress to endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Would the thickening of the uterus show up on an ultrasound 12 days after intercourse?

Would the thickening of the uterus show up on an ultrasound 12 days after intercourse?

No: I presume you are referring to thickening of the endometrium. That has nothing to do with "12 days after intercourse". It is related to hormonal changes in your body dependant on the phase of your menstrual cycle. Normally during the initial phase of your cycle, the endometrium will thicken in preparation for the gestional sac. ...Read more

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What does a thick uterus mean?

What does a thick uterus mean?

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

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What does it mean if my uterus hurts?

What does it mean if my uterus hurts?

Pelvic pain: There are so many explanations for pain in th pelvis, it is not possible to say it is your uterus. Could be ovarian cysts, ligaments of th pelvis, or muscles and tendons of the abdomen. Is the pain incited by movement of the pelvis or low back? If so it is probably musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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What could it mean if my uterus hurts?

What could it mean if my uterus hurts?

Infection or growth: If you have not had pain in your uterus before, you should consult your gyn. Infeciton is a common cause of pain and can be easily treated with antibiotics. You may have a polyp for fibroid inside the lining or fibroids within the uterus, it is rare to develop endometriosis at 44. Also, you could be pregnant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

Uterus hurting: Pain in the uterus can be from many causes. It can be anything from bad period cramps to infections from sexually transmitted diseases and other things too. It's best to be seen in person and examined to figure out the cause and best option for treatment. ...Read more

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My uterus tissue is 7cm what does this mean?

My uterus tissue is 7cm what does this mean?

????: U mean the endometrial lining is 7 mm which at your age would be normal or the uterine length is 7 cm which at your age would be normal;. ...Read more

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What can a fluid filled sac mean in the uterus?

What can a fluid filled sac mean in the uterus?

Early pregnancy: It is an early ultrasound finding before a normal pregnacy with fetus is noted. ...Read more

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What do it mean when the right side of your uterus hurt?

What do it mean when the right side of your uterus hurt?

Possibly cysts: It is harder to tell the cause of the pain in your abdomen and pelvic compared to other areas, however pain on the right side of your pelvis could be ovarian cysts, tubal cysts, or other more serious conditions like appendicitis or ovarian torsion, if it persists and is severe, see your gyn for an exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there was a shadow found on uterus?

Abnormal: That something is interfering with the normal flow of dye into your uterus, like a fibroid, polyp, uterine septum/anomaly or scar tissue. A hysteroscopy or saline ultrasound can help figure this out for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uterus hurts after 2 days and nights of sex?

Pelvic pain: Could mean several things but painful intercourse, particularly with deep penetration, is suggestive of endometriosis. No symptom is completely predictive, so this should not be taken as a diagnosis. If this pain continues see a good obg or specialist re who can take the appropriate steps; you'll get an answer pretty quickly ...Read more

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My uterus is sideways what does this mean? Can u helo me, with some helpful information please.

Sideways uterus: It just means its tilted in a different direction - its a normal variant and there is nothing wrong with you or your uterus so don't worry! ...Read more