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  Tipped Uterus or Tilted Uterus
A tipped uterus is the term used to describe a uterus that is tilted backwards away from the belly.
The uterus is normally suspended in a straight up and down position or slightly forward toward the belly.
A tipped uterus is usually something you are born with, but can be caused by labor while giving birth or by disease.
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  Uterus definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Uterus: The uterus (womb) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum.
The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus.
Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) - Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus and are usually round or semi-round in shape.
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 Abnormalities of the uterus
The womb or uterus is a pear-shaped organ, tucked away in your pelvis.
A septate uterus is where the inside of the uterus is divided by a wall (septum).
If the uterus is an unusual shape, many babies will settle into the breech position rather than into the normal head-down position.
www.babycenter.com.au /pregnancy/complications/uterusabnormal   (1318 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Cancer of the Uterus (Uterine Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cancer of the Endometrium)
Cancer of the uterus occurs in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium.
Cancer of the uterus is the most frequent and most curable type of cancer that affects a woman's reproductive system.
Cancer of the uterus is most common in women between the ages of 50 to 65.
www.healthopedia.com /uterus-cancer   (553 words)

  
 Cancer of the Uterus - Patient UK
The uterus (womb) is in the lower abdomen behind the bladder.
The thick body of the uterus is called the myometrium and is made of specialised muscle tissue.
At the top of the uterus are the right and left fallopian tubes which carry the eggs released from the ovaries to the inside of the uterus.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/27000678   (2621 words)

  
 Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancer) Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Treatment on MedicineNet.com
The uterus is in the pelvis between the bladder and the rectum.
The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix.
For example, if cancer of the uterus spreads to the lungs, the cancer cells in the lungs are actually uterine cancer cells.
www.medicinenet.com /uterine_cancer/article.htm   (1025 words)

  
  Pacific Fertility Center
Arcuate Uterus: A mild deformity of the uterus that involves the presence of a very small separation in the midline of the fundus (the upper part of the uterus) inside the uterine cavity.
Bicornuate Uterus: A congenital abnormality of the uterus that involves a partial lack of fusion of the two parts of the uterus to varying degrees.
These embryos are transferred to her uterus after a 2 to 3 week period of hormonal preparation to have the uterus ready to accept these embryos.
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  Uterus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The uterus is located in the pelvis immediately dorsal (and usually somewhat rostral) to the urinary bladder and ventral to the rectum.
The main function of the uterus is to accept a fertilized ovum which becomes implanted into the endometrium, and derives nourishment from blood vessels which develop exclusively for this purpose.
Due to anatomical barriers such as the pelvis, the uterus is pushed partially into the abdomen due to its expansion during pregnancy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uterus   (523 words)

  
 Uterus - MSN Encarta
In pregnancy the fertilized egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus, where it grows to maturity; its walls are elastic and stretch during pregnancy to hold the developing child.
Although the uterus is a muscular organ, it has a lining of soft glandular material which thickens with blood during ovulation, making it ready for receiving a fertilized ovum.
Cancer and fibroid tumours of the uterus are comparatively frequent, as is endometriosis, the occurrence of uterine lining outside the organ.
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 XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 3. The Uterus. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
The long axis of the uterus usually lies approximately in the axis of the superior pelvic aperture, but as the organ is freely movable its position varies with the state of distension of the bladder and rectum.
In the cervix the mucous membrane is sharply differentiated from that of the uterine cavity.
—The arteries of the uterus are the uterine, from the hypogastric; and the ovarian, from the abdominal aorta (Fig.
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 Retroversion of the uterus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Retroversion of the uterus is a normal variation of female pelvic anatomy in which the body of the uterus is tipped toward the back rather than forward.
Enlargement of the uterus, either as the result of a pregnancy or a tumor, may also change the relative position of the uterus within the pelvis.
Atypical positioning of the uterus may be caused by endometriosis, salpingitis, or pressure from a growing tumor.
www.shands.org /health/information/article/001506.htm   (402 words)

  
 Uterus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The childhood uterus differs from that of the pubescent, and that of the pubescent shows marked differences from the adult female uterus.
During the secretory (leuteal) phase, the uterus - under the effect of progesterone - shows a tremendous increase in growth and coiling of the superficial arteries, in preparation for the increased blood supply necessary to the implanting blastocyst.
The involution of the pregnant uterus is associated with a reversal of the hypertrophic changes which occured during pregnancy, and the enlarged vessles undergo a peculiar form of hyaline degeneration.
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 Photos of the Uterus
The uterus grows from it's normal size of a pear to the size of a watermelon during pregnancy.
These might include ultrasound, where sound waves are used to look at the uterus, hysteroscopy, where a lighted tube is inserted into the uterus to look at the uterine lining, or laparoscopy, where a lighted tube is inserted through the belly button (with the patient under anesthesia) to look at the uterus from the inside.
The lining of the uterus and the uterine cavity are clearly visible as the fl area in the center of the photo.
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 Health Information - Yale Medical Group
The uterus, also called the womb, is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum.
Cancers that occur in each part of the uterus have their own names, such as cervical cancer or endometrial cancer, but are sometimes broadly defined as uterine cancer because the structure is part of the uterus.
Cancer of the uterus spreads through the bloodstream or lymphatic system, and is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract.
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 DrNorthrup.com > Women's Health > Uterus > 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The uterus is located in the low center of the pelvis, connected to the vagina by the cervix and to the pelvic side walls by the broad and cardinal ligaments.
As the central organ in the pelvis, the uterus and its attachments to the pelvic side walls — the cardinal ligaments —; are important, but underrated components of the entire pelvic anatomy.
This undervaluing of the uterus by doctors and the public alike contributes to the fact that, after caesarian section, hysterectomy is the second most commonly performed major surgical operation in the United States.
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 uterus - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
UTERUS [uterus] in most female mammals, hollow muscular organ in which the fetus develops and from which it is delivered at the end of pregnancy.
On either side of the uterus is an oviduct (called fallopian tube, or uterine tube, in humans) from 3 to 5 in.
Prolapse of the uterus occurs when weakened supporting structures allow the uterus to tilt and slip downward into the vagina.
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 Pregnancy: Uterus is
The main causes for a uterus that appears to be "large for dates" are inaccurate dates and multifetal gestation (twins).
A rather common cause for a uterus to be "large for dates" is inexperience of the care provider in estimating uterine size or perhaps the exam was done too quickly or through a full bladder.
Any condition that favors enlargement of the uterus prior to pregnancy would also cause the uterus to be large for dates in pregnancy.
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 uterus cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The uterus is in the pelvis between the bladder and the rectum.
The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix.
For example, if cancer of the uterus spreads to the lungs, the cancer cells in the lungs are actually uterine cancer cells.
www.4uherb.com /cancer/uterine/about.htm   (2695 words)

  
 Tilted Uterus -- No Reason to Worry
The term "tilted uterus" describes the angle of the body of the uterus.
The lower portion of the uterus -- the cervix -- is centered at the top of the vagina.
When a woman with a tilted uterus becomes pregnant, her uterus moves forward naturally, and by the fourteenth week of pregnancy all uteruses are anteflexed.
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 Full term pregnancy (fetus at term)
Full term pregnancy (fetus at term): implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.
Vagina: internal female genital organ, between the vulva and the uterus.
Uterus: female genital organ that contains the fertilized egg during its development.
www.infovisual.info /03/068_en.html   (111 words)

  
 FAS: The Normal Uterus
Sometimes referred to as an "upside down pear", the uterus is a muscular organ located in the pelvis between the bladder and the rectum.
During the menstrual cycle, which is regulated by the action of ovarian-secreted hormones, estrogen and progesterone, the endometrial lining thickens and the uterus sheds both the unfertilized egg and the thickened endometrium.
The uterus varies in size depending on the woman's age and whether she has had previous pregnancies.
www.alternativesurgery.com /education/normaluterus.php   (172 words)

  
 Uterus1.com - Tilted Uterus: an Obstacle to Pregnancy?
The term "tipped" or "tilted" describes the abnormal positioning of the uterus, in which the organ is shifted backwards toward the back of the pelvis.
A tilted uterus can be congenital — something a woman is born with — but it can also occur after childbirth, when the ligaments holding the uterus in place stretch and lose their tension during pregnancy.
The reason a tilted uterus can be a barrier to pregnancy is that in some women the backward tilt causes the cervix to be positioned against the front of the uterus or towards the pubic bone.
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 uterus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
(7.6–12.7 cm) long, one end opening into the uterus and the other, wide-mouthed, ends in close proximity to an ovary.
Fertilization occurs in the oviduct; the fertilized ovum then continues into the uterus, where it becomes implanted in the lining of that organ, also known as the endometrium.
Benign tumors may be removed without damage to the uterus, although in cases where the tissue is found to be cancerous, the entire uterus and cervix may have to be removed in a procedure known as hysterectomy.
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 How To Keep Your Uterus&Save Your Cervix
Your uterus, also known as your womb, is a remarkable and powerful muscular organ, ranging from the size of a fist in a woman who hasn't given birth, to the size of a watermelon in a woman in her last trimester of pregnancy.
Any woman who has experienced monthly cramps, labor and childbirth, a deep orgasm that involves the uterus, or even the twinge from having a tissue sample taken during a PAP smear has no doubt as to the power and muscularity of her uterus.
Having a uterus also means that your doctor can't just prescribe estrogen alone; he or she also is required to prescribe Provera (synthetic progesterone) to offset the cancer-causing effects of estrogen.
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 Definition of Uterus from dictionary.net
Note: The uterus is simply an enlargement of the oviduct, and in the lower mammals there is one on each side, but in the higher forms the two become more or less completely united into one.
In many male mammals there is a small vesicle, opening into the urinogenital canal, which corresponds to the uterus of the female and is called the male uterus, or [NL.]
Define uterus and 150,000 other words at dictionary.net
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