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Four common causes of an enlarged uterus


Most women will never experience enlarged uterus until they are pregnant. However, pregnancy isn't the only reason for an enlarged uterus. Uterine enlargement can occur among various ages of women. And it can be a sign of gynecological diseases, some of which require proper and timely treatment. 




Adenomyosis is a common reason for an enlarged uterus. It refers to the condition in which the cells of the endometrium grow into the muscular walls of the uterus. Once suffering adenomyosis, in addition to an enlarged uterus, patients can also suffer symptoms like heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, severe cramping or pain during menstruation and painful intercourse. Adenomyosis can bring serious complications such as infertility, so women should receive timely treatment if diagnosed as this disease. Birth control pills, herbal medicine like fuyan pill and surgeries are all good options for patients.


Uterine fibroids


Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous lumps or growths found in the uterus. The most common pelvic tumors affect about 70% of women when they reach the age of 45. Fibroids are benign growths and may be located in the mucosa, within the uterine muscle, or in the external walls of the uterus or serosa. The associated symptoms include irregular menstruation, excessive menstrual bleeding, acute or chronic pelvic pain, and infertility.


Uterine Cancer


The primary symptom of uterine cancer is vaginal bleeding after menopause. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer. Uterine cancer can also cause uterine enlargement.




Sometimes menopause can also lead to the enlargement of the uterus. This can ordinarily result from the changes of the hormone levels in the body. The enlargement of the uterus may result from the fluctuating hormone level, which could mimic pregnancy. There are at times enlargements of the uterus resulting from sexual activity, but this condition may not last for extended periods.


In a word, an enlarged uterus can be both physiological and pathological. Once feeling discomfort, women should consult a doctor immediately. The earlier the disease is found and treated, the easier the disease is to cure.



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