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She took hormones after having her uterus removed.
  a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females which can hold a developing fetus
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  • She took hormones after having her uterus removed.
  • Travis took in the scene instantly, recognizing the prolapsed uterus and hoping he wasn’t too late.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Gradually I became accustomed to the feel of things, and the necessity for keeping quite still when a contraction came on; the amazingly powerful muscles of the uterus clamped down on my hand and arm like a vise, grinding my own bones very painfully until the constriction eased, and I could resume my groping.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • On the first day he tattooed two black dots with temporary ink on either side of her abdomen, just over her uterus.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • Soraya underwent a procedure called a hysteroscopy—Dr. Rosen inserted a telescope into Soraya’s uterus and took a look around.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • But when Lacy reached up to grab the patient’s belly and press down on her uterus, she froze.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The X-rays showed a certain malformation of the uterus, I remember, which meant she could never have had a child; but that was quite apart, it had nothing to do with the disease.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The poor woman didn’t have ovaries or a uterus any more.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Then it would be necessary to perform an emergency operation, removing the uterus and leaving the woman unable to become pregnant for the rest of her life.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • As for unusual animals, last week I treated a cow that had a bicornuate uterus.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment

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  • "Nursing stimulates the uterus, triggering it to expel the placenta," Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Via diagrams he introduced me to my anatomy; he drew the little egg going down its hour glass into the sticky pocket of the uterus.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • A few days before, I’d gone light-headed when she’d only just mentioned the word uterus.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Actually, her pernicious habit of not calling things by their names had brought about a new confusion, for the only thing that the telepathic surgeons had found was a drop in the uterus which could be corrected by the use of a pessary.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • uterus.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • In the uterus, under the ocean, to the lost halls of the human brain.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Maybe having a baby at seventeen screwed up my uterus, confused my hormones.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • After an ultrasound, she found out she had a cyst near her uterus that was the size of a melon.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • That was her uterus.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Cunningham’s dictated a vertical slice through the front of the uterus and then the operator was to gently pry the uterus open.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I’m going to give you a local anesthetic and then perform a simple D&C, or what you’d call a scraping to clean out the uterus.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • He gave us the option of waiting over the weekend and returning on Monday for the procedure, which was the same as an abortion, with the fetus and placenta being vacuumed from the uterus.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • ill, and must be isolated and treated by (pick one): a)purging and leeches, b)removing the uterus if the person has one, c)electric shock to the brain, d) cold sheets wrapped tight around the body, e)Thorazine or Stelazine, 7.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • He gently checked the uterus, and Molly twitched slightly.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Cunningham’s dictated a vertical slice through the front of the uterus and then the operator was to gently pry the uterus open.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He felt the uterus, turning it gently to see if there were any ruptures or necrotic areas.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Focused on the uterus, he didn’t answer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Travis rinsed the uterus, then rinsed it two more times before reaching for the lubricating jelly, hoping it would work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Travis stayed quiet, his hand moving rhythmically over the uterus.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Her uterus is back in place, and it seemed to contract without any problems, but she needs to go to the clinic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Charcot believed that these delusions sprung from a woman’s uterus—hystera in Greek.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A blue-black collection of blood—a hematoma—stretched the broad ligament of the uterus, and it glowed in the light like the Host.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The uterus bulged out of the wound.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Just as Hema feared, there was a lateral tear in the uterus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She incised the uterus and tried to deliver the twin who sat higher in the uterus but was nevertheless head down, upside down.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She incised the uterus and tried to deliver the twin who sat higher in the uterus but was nevertheless head down, upside down.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Distracted now by heavy oozing from Sister Mary Joseph Praise’s soggy, friable uterus, Hema turned back from infants to the mother.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • When Hema finally delivered the uterus, clamps and all, into a basin, she saw no pulsations in the abdominal aorta.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Hema’s exam revealed that the "baby" was a giant fibroid of the uterus and the FHSH nothing but a rattle in a probationer’s brain.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • At the surgery, which she at last agreed to, Hema had to remove both the fibroid and the uterus which it had swallowed.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Tumors the size of baseballs had nearly replaced her kidneys, bladder, ovaries, and uterus.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Then the sunbeam fell directly on Sister Mary Joseph Praise’s gravid uterus, which bulged out of the bloody wound like an obscenity on a saint’s tongue.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • When Day drove her back to Hopkins for X-rays the following week, stone-hard tumors filled the inside of her abdomen: one on her uterus, one on each kidney and on her urethra.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • While Hemlatha meticulously resected uterus or repaired a bladder tear, Stone, who could not carry a tune, nevertheless whistled "God Save the Queen," which riled Hema.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In their description of an abortion, Planned Parenthood explains, "Either a hand-held suction device or a suction machine gently empties your uterus."
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • Likewise, Ramatou was suspiciously comatose as Dr. Kayode stitched up her uterus, put it back in her abdomen, and then sewed up the outer cut on her stomach.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Gently empties your uterus?
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • That ruptured Prudence’s uterus.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • While Ibrahim held a kerosene lantern, Mortenson washed his hands with a kettle of hot water, then reached into Rhokia’s uterus and pulled the decomposing placenta out.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It wasn’t only Prudence’s ruptured uterus that was responsible for her death.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   uterus [4] , fetus [1] , embryo [4] , placenta [5] , fallopian tubes [9]
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