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thickened lining of uterus what does that mean

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. How ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atypical endometrium: Thickened endometrium may result in adenocarcinoma, and usually occurs b/c of sustained estrogen production without regular "periods". Most biopsies w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: If you are having regular periods with no breakthrough bleeding, it is not likely to be a problem. But if you do not have regular monthly menses, the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible polyp: If this was found on an ultrasound it could mean a polyp. A sonohysterogram or hysteroscopy can tell you more. Good luck. Hope this helps.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
US reading: Assuming this was from an US reading, it simply means that your uterus was measured and found to be in the "thick" classification category. As long a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on where you are in your cycle. This can be absolutely normal at some stages of the cycle. Hope this helps.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometrial ablation: The purpose of endometrial ablation is to help stop heavy bleeding by burning and thinning the endometrial lining of the uterus. A thin line on ultras ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometrium: The lining is fed by estrogen. The lining may be thickening from estrogen pills, or from estrogen produced in your fat stores. Progesterone acts to ke ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thick endometrium: Thick endometrium can be due to pregnancy but also can mean you are in the last days of your menstrual cycle. Other conditions that have a thick endom ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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OB monitoring: If you are now pregnant, your OB-GYN will monitor the thickness of the endometrial lining with periodic ultrasound measurements- this may be normal fo ... Read More

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