Uterus

Cross-section of human uterus.

The uterus or womb is part of the reproductive system of the female body. The uterus is the place a baby grows for nine months during pregnancy. It is a pear-shaped organ inside a woman. It is behind the bladder and in front of the rectum. The uterus weighs 70 grams.[1] The endometrium is the tissue that lines the uterus. A hormone called estrogen makes the endometrium thick with blood and fluid. This uterine lining gives the growing baby what it needs to grow.[2] The endometrium leaves the uterus as the monthly flow of blood (menstruation). The endometrium will form again. This happens every 28 days. The number of days can be different for each women. The fertilized egg will move through the fallopian tube and into uterus. It will then attach to the endometrium.

Tumors

Cancer can form in the uterus. But this is not common. There are two types of uterine cancer. These are endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. Endometrial cancer can grow from cells lining the uterus. Uterine sarcoma is a rare cancer that grows from cells in the smooth muscle of the uterus.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: رحم
aragonés: Utero
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܪܒܥܐ
asturianu: Úteru
Avañe'ẽ: Membyryru
azərbaycanca: Uşaqlıq (anatomiya)
বাংলা: জরায়ু
Bân-lâm-gú: Seⁿ-kiáⁿ-tē
беларуская: Матка жанчыны
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Маціца
български: Матка
bosanski: Materica
català: Úter
čeština: Děloha
chiShona: Chibereko
Cymraeg: Croth
dansk: Livmoder
Deutsch: Gebärmutter
ދިވެހިބަސް: ރަހިމު
eesti: Emakas
Ελληνικά: Μήτρα
English: Uterus
español: Útero
Esperanto: Utero
euskara: Umetoki
فارسی: رحم
français: Utérus
Frysk: Liifmoer
Gàidhlig: Machlag
galego: Útero
한국어: 자궁
Հայերեն: Կնոջ արգանդ
हिन्दी: गर्भाशय
hrvatski: Maternica
Ido: Utero
Bahasa Indonesia: Rahim
italiano: Utero
עברית: רחם
Basa Jawa: Rahim
қазақша: Жатыр
kurdî: Malzarok
Кыргызча: Жатын
Latina: Uterus
latviešu: Dzemde
lietuvių: Gimda
lingála: Ebóteli
മലയാളം: ഗർഭപാത്രം
मराठी: गर्भाशय
Bahasa Melayu: Rahim
မြန်မာဘာသာ: သားအိမ်
Nederlands: Baarmoeder
नेपाली: पाठेघर
नेपाल भाषा: युटेरस
日本語: 子宮
norsk: Livmor
norsk nynorsk: Livmor
occitan: Utèr
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Bachadon
polski: Macica
português: Útero
română: Uter
Runa Simi: Kisma
русиньскый: Матка
sardu: Ùteru
Scots: Womb
slovenčina: Maternica
slovenščina: Maternica
کوردی: مناڵدان
српски / srpski: Материца
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Materica
Basa Sunda: Pianakan
suomi: Kohtu
svenska: Livmoder
Tagalog: Bahay-bata
தமிழ்: கருப்பை
татарча/tatarça: Аналык
తెలుగు: గర్భాశయము
ไทย: มดลูก
тоҷикӣ: Бачадон
Türkçe: Rahim
українська: Матка
Tiếng Việt: Tử cung
Winaray: Tagoangkan
吴语: 子宫
ייִדיש: טראכט
粵語: 子宮
中文: 子宫
Kabɩyɛ: Pɩɣa nʋmʋʋ