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Why Do I Have A Swollen Uterus Only After I Have My Period
Water retention: Around the menses many women will retain water. The lower abdomen will swell and bloat. Most women cannot see uterus unless they are pregnant or have an enlarged uterus . If one is able to "see" their uterus, a trip to the gynecologist may provide an answer. A pelvic exam will be done and if needed a sonogram. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I got my period late , and it's spotting , this morning the blood is brownish I have left lower back pain; and my uterus is swollen on the right side?
My period has just ended & my uterus feels bloated, sore, tender and swollen. Can you tell me why?I've a polyp in uterine lining & a fibroid in wall.
Requires a visit: The causes of bloating are much too long to give a simple answer. A polyp though would not be on this list. Polyps often cause irregular bleeding and spotting but not pain or tenderness. Start with a visit to the obgyn. They can refer you to a gastroenterologist if that is needed. ...Read more
If my tubes have been tied 12 years, and the birth control i'm on to control my periods has little higher estrogen in it would that cause my uterus to feel tighter and my breast to b sore swollen and leaking?
Depends: Different reasons for this. You should see a doc asap to clear things out. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Is the best way to figure that out. ...Read more
I took plan b, 2 weeks ago. I am at the end of my period. I haven't had cramps. It feels as if my uterus is on vibrate! what would cause this feeling?
Vibrating uterus: The symptom of uterine vibration is not very precise and wouldn't help much in establish the cause thereof. There might have been some hormonal changes given use of plan b, so your first period after that may be unusual. Just wait until the next one comes. Hopefully, the system will reset itself. Otherwise, see doc to discuss your complaints. ...Read more
Im 18 started my period at 9 still a virgin is there any risk of me having cervical or uterus cancer at my age or do I have to worry more when older?
What effect do the bowels and menstruating uterus have on each other? During my period my cramps cause my BMs to hurt & my BMs cause my uterus to hurt
Dysmennorea: Nicole875, you are describing period pain or dysmennorrea accurately. Periods cause bowel cramps because periods cause uterine cramps as the blood of the period is extruded. The physiology of this is the same as what causes the bowel to cramp and so periods are often associated with crampy bowels. See your doctor to get relief if bad thanks ...Read more
Can my uterus swell during my period? I seem to pee a lot more during my period and didn't know if it was due to swelling or hormones.
Frequency: Congestion of pelvic organs common during menstural cycles common can cause frequency make sure donot have a urinary infection. ...Read more
I have uterus septum, usually I have severe cramps when my period starts, my fear is resection surgery might cause worse cramps or change the cycle?
Questionable: Other causes of painful menstruation should be ruled out.. Do you have any other problems from the septum such as recurrent miscarriages? What is the purpose of septum resection in your case? Is it a partial or a complete septum? Typically septum resection should not change your cycle rhythm or worsen your menstrual cramps ...Read more
Yes: There is significant additional congestion (additional blood flow) in the uterus just before the onset of a period. There can be as much as a 30% difference in volume, especially if the uterus contains benign smooth muscle tumors known as fibroids. These tumors depend on estrogen and are very common. ...Read more
Uterus is enlarged and swollen for 4 months. I also had irregular period cycles from 16-29 days. Ultrasounds and hpts are negative, so what is wrong?
Past week have had possible swollen vulva w/ painful sex. Period came 2 days late with extreme pain and light blood, gurgling in uterus? Suggestions?
Needs evaluation..: It is important in your case to have a visual examination of your genital area to check for infection which based on your symptoms seems to be the case. Pregnancy is another possibility as well so to start you may get a home based pregnancy test but make sure that at the same time you make an appointment with a GYN provider. ...Read more
I stopped taking ocp 2.5 mnths ago with no period since, and my uterus feels swollen/sore, cervix lower inside vagina. Is this a normal or serious?
Need more info: You have got to see your OB-GYN now to get an answer to your question. There are several things that may be wrong. ...Read more
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