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what does thickened endometrium mean

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably nothing: If periods are persistently heavy, it may be reasonable to hysteroscope and check for polyps.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Depends on pt age: In a menstruating female this is likely normal though a 6 week f/u ultrasound should be obtained. However, in a post-menopausal female, this is abnor ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not always: Not always, but certainly would be suspicious for cancer-and further evaluation- i.e. Biopsy should be done to rule in/rule out. Biopsy is the only ... Read More
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Endometrium: Thickening of endometrium can have bengin or malignant causes and we have to evaluate the clinical history, diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say : If you menstruated after that because you could have shed you lining normally. What was the initial concern? Were you not having regular periods?
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say : If you menstruated after that because you could have shed you lining normally. What was the initial concern? Were you not having regular periods?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Phase of cycle: The thickness of the endometrium may reflect the phase of your cycle. You didn't say how thick. As for echogenic material in the lining, it is not u ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
These findings: (quite common) need to be interpreted along with your CLINICAL situation ..the physician who ordered the testing will interpret for you! Hope this he ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
42 years experience Gynecology
Not likely: Endometrial cancer at your age would be rare. Presuming a pregnancy test is negative, your findings are more likely related to either a hormonal imbal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow up: If you have intermenstrual bleediing, your gyn may want to sample the endometrial lining to ensure that you dont have a malignancy. Otherwise, your th ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometrium: Either ultrasound or some kinds of "x-rays" ( a CT for example) can measure endometrial thickening, which may be due to benign causes. The measure yo ... Read More

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