X

We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
DISCOVER
×
Loading ...

Enlarged uterus symptoms

Updated November 21, 2016

A woman over age 30 is at greater risk of developing growths with her uterus. One possible consequence of these growths is an enlarged uterus.

Loading ...

Uterus

The uterus, or womb, is a pear-shaped hollow organ. A part of a woman's reproductive system, it is where a baby develops and grows, states the National Cancer Institute.

Symptoms

If you have an enlarged uterus, you can experience symptoms including pressure in your pelvic area and difficulty urinating. You could look as though you have gained weight because your abdomen is swollen.

Complications

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a doctor can have difficulty performing a pelvic examination on you if you have an enlarged uterus.

Causes

Growths within the uterus can be benign, like fibroids, or they can be malignant, like endometrial cancer.

Treatment

If uterine fibroids are causing an enlarged uterus, they can be removed through endometrial ablation or a surgical procedure called myomectomy. Endometrial cancer is treated with surgery and radiation therapy.

Loading ...

About the Author

Kay Wagers
Loading ...
Loading ...