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What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Various things

To give a good answer, more information is needed.
For example, pregnancy is a cause of an enlarged uterus;however i will assume this is in the setting of being nonpregnant. The uterus can be larger because of noncancerous growths like fibroids or endometriosis, cancer, or a thicker lining from hormone irregularities. Some people can just have a larger uterus than "normal". Hope this helps some.

In brief: Various things

To give a good answer, more information is needed.
For example, pregnancy is a cause of an enlarged uterus;however i will assume this is in the setting of being nonpregnant. The uterus can be larger because of noncancerous growths like fibroids or endometriosis, cancer, or a thicker lining from hormone irregularities. Some people can just have a larger uterus than "normal". Hope this helps some.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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