Definition of Uterus:

The part of the female reproductive system specialized to allow the implantation, growth and nourishment of a fetus during pregnancy; the muscular organ in a woman's abdomen that holds the fetus.

Also: Uterine

Topics Related to Uterus


...the condition
“...Adenomyosis is a benign disease of the uterus in which endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, extends outward into the fibrous and muscular tissue of the uterus (the myometrium)...”


...the condition
“...It is one of many conditions sometimes caused by hormone irregularities, which can be labeled by the more general term, Dysfunction Uterine Bleeding – DUB...”
...our question about Progestin use
“...Like other progestin contraceptives, Depo-Provera prevents pregnancy by halting ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus, and stopping the implantation of fertilized eggs in the uterine lining.”
Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • check your overall health status
  • learn what you should be doing right now
  • identify any nutritional deficiencies

More topics Related to Uterus


...relationship to Cancer, General
“...Examples include ovarian cancer in particular, as well as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, and cancer of the uterus or liver.”


...as a treatment
“...Bayberry appears to improve circulation and is a remedy for alimentary conditions, excessive menstrual bleeding and uterine discharge...”

Black Cohosh

...as a treatment
“...Black Cohosh has been used for a range of female conditions such as premenstrual discomfort, dysmenorrhea and uterine spasms...”

Cape Aloes

...as a treatment
“...Pregnant women should not consume cape aloes, as they may stimulate the uterus to contract.”

Cascara Sagrada

...as a treatment
“...Do not use Cascara Sagrada during pregnancy, as it may stimulate uterine contractions.”

Cervical Cancer

...the condition
“Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the lower end of a woman's uterus.  It is preceded by a precancerous condition called CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) or cervical dysplasia which may or may not develop into cancer...”


...related topic
“The lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.”


...as a treatment
“...Prostaglandins are hormone-like compounds that stimulate the uterus and affect blood vessels...”


...related topic
“Cramping or spasms of a smooth muscle tube, such as the uterus (menstrual cramps) the ureters (passing kidney stones) or the stomach (stomach ache).”

Cramp Bark

...as a treatment
“...Listed in the Merck Index as an antispasmodic (uterine), this was a favorite of many of the eclectic physicians for cramps, uterine cramping and pain, pain in the back or thighs, neuralgia, and trigger point pains...”

Dilation and Curettage

...related topic
“The scraping of the lining of the uterus (the endometrium)...”


...as a treatment
“...Research since the 1970s has determined that disrupted estrogen metabolism is closely linked to several health risks in men and women, particularly those involving the breast, uterus, prostate and other reproductive tissue...”

Dong Quai

...as a treatment
“...This fact does not decrease it ability to act as a uterine tonic as it increases relaxation of smooth muscles...”

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

...related topic
“...be ruled out in order to diagnose DUB: endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, endometrial or cervical cancer, pelvic infection including endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, ovarian cyst or tumor, thyroid dysfunction or blood clotting abnormalities...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...the condition
“An ectopic pregnancy is one that occurs outside of the uterus, usually in the Fallopian tubes...”
...related topic
“A pregnancy in which the egg becomes fertilized but cannot pass into the uterus to grow.  Instead, the egg usually attaches in the fallopian tube, which connects the ovary to the uterus...”
...our question about Being pregnant
“A heterotopic pregnancy is a rare occurrence in which one fetus has implanted outside the uterus (an ectopic pregnancy), while the other has implanted normally in the uterus.”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...Pregnancy with leg edema occurs because the pregnant uterus puts pressure on the vena cava, a major blood vessel that returns blood to the heart from the legs...”

Endometrial Cancer

...the condition
“Cancer of the lining of the uterus (or womb) is called endometrial cancer...”

Endometrial Hyperplasia

...the condition
“Endometrial hyperplasia is an overgrowth or thickening of part or all of the lining of the uterus.  Hyperplasia usually develops in the presence of continuous estrogen stimulation unopposed by progesterone...”

Endometrial Polyps

...the condition
“...Diagnosing endometrial polyps involves looking inside the uterine cavity.  A regular ultrasound (also called a sonogram) usually does not diagnose polyps, because the pressure inside the uterus flattens the polyps, making them very hard to see...”


...the condition
“...This condition causes tissue such as the endometrium (the tissue inside the uterus which is shed each month during menses) to build up outside the lining of the uterus, or in other parts of the uterus or other areas of the body...”
...related topic
“A condition whereby endometrial tissue builds up in parts of the uterus where it does not belong or areas outside of the uterus, forming 'ectopic implants'...”
...recommendation Black Cohosh
“As a uterine tonic, it may help relieve symptoms.”
...recommendation Surgery
“Laser techniques to destroy endometrial tissue are currently popular in conventional medicine as is removing the uterus, ovaries (and perhaps appendix) thus stopping the menstrual cycle altogether.”

Estrogen Replacement

...as a treatment
“...NOTE: When taking estrogen alone, cells in the uterine lining can become crowded or malformed and possibly cancerous...”

False Unicorn

...as a treatment
“...Considered a uterine tonic, it is often used for painful menstruation, pelvic fullness, and excessive menstrual bleeding...”

Female Infertility

...relationship to Endometriosis
“...Finally, scarring from endometriosis may obstruct the fallopian tubes so that if an egg is fertilized, it may be unable to travel to the uterus for implantation.”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“...Without adequate progesterone, the lining of the uterus will remain rigid making pregnancy difficult to achieve...”


...the condition
“Uterine fibroids or leiomyomata are areas of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in or on the uterine wall.  You can develop one fibroid or many of them...”
...relationship to Female Infertility
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”
...recommendation Surgery
“A new procedure called Uterine Artery Embolization is considered to be less invasive than other procedures and enjoys a high success rate...”
...recommendation Neural Therapy
“Injections into a nerve plexus near the uterus is said to stabilize and sometimes shrink fibroids.”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis, uterine cancer, vaginal bleeding, weak pulse.”


...related topic
“...The genitourinary system consists of the kidneys, bladder, urethra; (in males) the penis, testicles, prostate; (in females) the vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.”


...related topic
“...If there are symptoms in the female, they include frequent and painful urination, cloudy vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, inflammation of the pelvic area, and abnormal uterine bleeding.  If the male has a purulent (pus-like) urethral discharge, he should assume he has gonorrhea until proven otherwise.”

Gravel Root

...as a treatment
“...It works particularly on the genitourinary system and the uterus and is especially valuable as a diuretic and stimulant, as well as an astringent tonic...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...our question about Which trimester you are in
“Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to GERD in their third trimester as the growing uterus puts increasing pressure on the stomach...”


...as a treatment
“...Other activities attributed to hibiscus are uterine and intestinal antispasmodic, bactericidal, appetite suppressant, diuretic and mild laxative...”


...related topic
“...causes widening of capillaries, decreased blood pressure, increased release of gastric juice, fluid leakage forming itchy skin and hives, and tightening of smooth muscles of the bronchial tube and uterus.  Histamine is the chemical that drives the initial acute allergic reaction, causing itching, swelling and congestion.”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...Some of the tests available to females include ... MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound scan – to get an image of the ovaries, uterus, thyroid or pituitary gland...”


...the condition
“...Prolactin is also reported to be synthesized and secreted by a range of other cells in the body, most prominently various immune cells, the brain and the pregnant uterus.  Some other causes for prolactin elevation, besides those listed below, include nipple stimulation, chest wall lesions (herpes zoster lesions, scars, pacemakers) and sexual stimulation.”


...related topic
“...In females it also contains the uterus, left and right ovaries, and left and right fallopian tubes...”


...related topic
“Surgical removal of the uterus, by way of either an abdominal or vaginal incision...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...relationship to Fibroids
“Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protruding outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... returning the uterus to normal size after childbirth...”

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”

Irregular Periods

...the condition
“...Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia; Excessive exercise / overtraining; Alcohol; Uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Affecting about 10% of women, PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering...”


...as a treatment
“...Overweight women are more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining than other women are plus they run the risk of having cancer of the gall bladder, cervical and breast cancer...”
Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Full Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)

More topics Related to Uterus


...related topic
“...It is really a leiomyoma of the uterus.”

Low Back Pain

...relationship to Fibroids
“Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protrude outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms...”

Menopausal Issues

...the condition
“...Surgical menopause involves the removal of the uterus and/or ovaries...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen and progesterone regulate the buildup of the endometrium (uterine lining of blood and tissue), which is shed each month during menstruation...”

Menstrual Cycle

...related topic
“The repeating monthly cycle in women consisting of ovulation, thickening of the uterine lining to allow for fertilization and (if the egg is not fertilized) the breakdown and discharge of the lining of the uterus during menstruation...”


...related topic
“The periodic discharge of blood, tissue fluid and mucus from the endometrium (lining of the uterus) that usually lasts from 3-5 days although 2-7 days is quite normal...”


...the condition
“...Metrorrhagia is one of many conditions sometimes caused by hormone irregularities, which can be labeled by the more general term, Dysfunction Uterine Bleeding – DUB...”
...related topic
“Any irregular, acyclic bleeding from the uterus between periods.”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...certain mothers may be advised to wean – and abstain from sex – when they become pregnant (such as those with a history of preterm labor, premature delivery or miscarriage, women who experience uterine pain or bleeding, and others with the potential for higher-risk pregnancies)...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...Natural progesterone increases libido, prevents cancer of the womb, protects against fibrocystic breast disease, helps protect against breast cancer, maintains the uterus lining, hydrates and oxygenates the skin, reverses facial hair growth and hair thinning, acts as a natural diuretic, helps eliminate depression and increase a sense of well being, encourages...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Women with an intact uterus should receive estrogen plus progestogen to avoid the slightly increased risk of uterine cancer associated with long-term estrogen use...”

Ovarian Cysts

...recommendation Wild Yam
“...This support allows for better function of the uterus while working to prevent uterine cramping or spasms...”
...recommendation Squawvine
“...It has astringent properties and can therefore cause toning and support the tissues of the body, including the uterus and ovaries.”


...related topic
“Ovaries are about the size of an almond and lie on either side of the lower abdomen beside the uterus.  They usually produce one egg each month and whether the egg is fertilized or not, the reproductive process follows a monthly cycle, with constant changes in various hormone levels, preparing...”

Painful Menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)

...the condition
“...The symptoms are caused by prostaglandin, a natural hormone produced by cells in the uterine lining.  The level of prostaglandin increases in the second half of the menstrual cycle...”

Pap Test

...related topic
“...Microscopic examination of cells collected from the vagina and cervix to test for uterine cancer or dysplasia.”


...related topic
“Inflammation of the tissues adjacent to the uterus.”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...It is an infection of the upper genital tract and can affect the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other related structures...”


...related topic
“...Organs in a woman's pelvis include the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum.”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...the condition
“...They also reduce the risk of developing endometrial hyperplasia, a condition that can become uterine cancer...”


...related topic
“...Polyps can appear elsewhere, for example in the intestines, sinuses, stomach, uterus, or cervix.”

Postmenopausal Issues

...the condition
“...Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer.  Using synthetic estrogens without a progesterone, also called "unopposed ERT", over a period of three or more years has been associated with a marked increase in endometrial cancer...”
...our question about Hysterectomy
“When the uterus has been removed, you should experience no more periods...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation against Parsley
“...Because these essential oils can stimulate uterine contractions, pregnant women should avoid eating large quantities of it.”
...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...GHB causes "spectacular action on the dilation of the cervix", decreased anxiety, greater intensity and frequency of uterine contractions, increased sensitivity to oxytocic drugs (used to induce contractions), preservation of reflexes, a lack of respiratory depression in the fetus, and protection against fetal...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Lung Cancer
“...The study is a first for linking being overweight to lung cancer; it has previously been shown to play a role in breast, uterine, and colon cancer...”

Progesterone Excess

...the condition
“...A woman's body produces progesterone to prepare the lining of the uterus to accept a fertilized egg...”


...related topic
“Any of a class of physiologically active substances present in many tissues, with effects such as vasodilation, vasoconstriction, stimulation of the smooth muscles of the bronchus or intestine, uterine stimulation; also involved in pain, inflammation, fever, allergic diarrhea, and dysmenorrhea...”

Raspberry Leaves

...as a treatment
“...The most common use of raspberry leaves is as a uterine tonic.  It appears to have the ability to relax tight uterine muscles and constrict relaxed uterine muscles...”

Rectal Cancer

...recommendation General Cancer Screening
“Routine anal Pap smears may reduce the incidence and progression of anal cancer, as they have for cervical and uterine cancer.  The prognosis is good if the cancer is discovered early.”

Scotch Broom

...as a treatment
“...It has been used to reduce blood loss after childbirth because it causes the uterine muscles to contract...”

Shepherd's Purse

...as a treatment
“...When dried and infused, it yields a tea which is still considered by herbalists one of the best specifics for stopping hemorrhages of all kinds – of the stomach, the lungs, or the uterus, and more especially bleeding from the kidneys...”

Smooth Muscle

...related topic
“...Smooth muscle is found in our internal organs such as stomach, intestines, blood vessels, or uterus (womb) and causes them to contract...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...For example, tumors found in the following areas of the body may develop these symptoms ... Uterus – bleeding from the vagina and pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen...”


...as a treatment
“...The plant was used to ease menstrual cramps, strengthen the uterus for childbirth, and prevent miscarriage...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...Gonorrhea bacteria can grow in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...Abnormal anatomy causes 4-10% of miscarriages and includes problems such as distortion of the uterine cavity or adhesions from disease or surgery...”
...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”
...recommendation against Senna
“Anthraquinone laxatives such as aloe, buckthorn, cascara sagrada, docks, meadow saffron and senna stimulate smooth muscles, including the uterus, possibly causing miscarriage.”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Progesterone is responsible for maintaining the uterus lining which is necessary for the survival of the embryo as well as the developing fetus throughout gestation...”
...recommendation Estrogen Replacement
“Estrogen supplementation may be used following uterine surgery for adhesions to stimulate the regrowth of the uterine lining.”

Tendency To Develop Polyps

...the condition
“...Polyps are typically associated with mucous membranes and can occur in various parts of the body, including the colon, nose, sinuses, stomach, bladder, uterus, cervix and small intestine...”


...as a treatment
“...In the late 1800s, the US Pharmacopoeia listed thuja as a treatment to stimulate the uterus and as a diuretic...”

Topical Estrogen

...as a treatment
“...Using estrogen alone in women, with their uterus still present, could, in a few percent, cause cancer of that organ.”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...(In women) Prolapse Anterior Prolapse; Posterior Prolapse; Uterine Prolapse; Pelvic Mass Gynecological Cancer: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Endometrial, Vulvar, or Vaginal; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Vaginal inflammation due to bacterial or yeast infection, vaginal lichen planus, vaginal lichen sclerosus, vaginal...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...the condition
“...Sepia for stress incontinence with sudden urging, especially associated with vaginitis or prolapsed uterus.  Zincum metallicum for difficulty urinating while standing up (must sit to initiate flow), associated with prostate problems...”

Uterine Prolapse

...related topic
“A condition in which the uterus protrudes into (or out of) the vagina due to inadequate or weakened support by the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...Sometimes varicose veins first occur during pregnancy because of hormonal changes and increased pressure in the veins caused by the expanding uterus.  Obesity, menopause, aging, constipation and repeated abdominal strain, as well as heavy lifting, may contribute...”


...as a treatment
“...King's American Dispensary lists yarrow as one of the best agents for relief of menorrhagia (excess menstrual bleeding) because of its ability to relax the uterine wall.”
Report by The Analyst™
Click to see sample report
Health problems rarely occur in isolation or for obvious reasons

Your body is a highly complex, interconnected system.  Instead of guessing at what might be wrong, let us help you discover what is really going on inside your body based on the many clues it is giving.

Our multiple symptom checker provides in-depth health analysis by The Analyst™ with full explanations, recommendations and (optionally) doctors available for case review and answering your specific questions.

We use cookies for traffic analysis, advertising, and to provide the best user experience