Obstetrics Book


Uterine Size

Aka: Uterine Size, Sizing the Uterus
  1. Indications
    1. Pregnancy Dating
    2. Pre-procedure (e.g. D&C)
  2. Changes that decrease accuracy of measurement
    1. Obesity
    2. Uterine Fibroids or other tumor
    3. Retroverted Uterus
  3. Estimating Uterine Size in pregnancy
    1. Week 6: Plum or golf ball size
    2. Week 8: Tennis ball size
    3. Week 10: Large orange or softball size
    4. Week 12: Grapefruit size (palpable at suprapubic area)
    5. Week 14: Cantaloupe size

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