The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of females
in which the fertilized egg implants and develops––also called
the womb. The inside lining (endometrium) is the source of menstrual bleeding.
The outer wall (myometrium) is a muscle that expels an infant at birth;
also, the source of menstrual cramps.
Office Handouts, Brochures and Web Links
* Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is addressed in this document of
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Endometrial hyperplasia, from ACOG.
Hysterectomy––partial and total, including laparoscopic––is
described in this ACOG document.
Hysteroscopy FAQs and patient education from ACOG.
Menstrual bleeding and cramps in this ACOG FAQ.
Menstrual cycle––how to chart it, from WebMD.
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Uterine cancer is described in this feature from MedlinePlus and the U.S. National Library
Uterine fibroids info from ACOG.
More information about the uterus and other pregnancy issues––through
videos, infographics and frequently asked questions––can be
found on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists'
patient resource page.
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