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A 50-year-old female asked:

Post menopause period for 4 days. bleeding now stopped. tvu shows slight endometrial thickening 6mm. pap smear 8 months ago was clear. is this cancer?

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Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics & Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: While it is unlikely that you have cancer, a thickened endometrial lining in a menopausal woman is not normal. You do need to have an endometrial biopsy, or a D&C with hysteroscopy. You may have a polyp, a pre-cancer or less likely uterine cancer. Wishing you the best in health.
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Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
You need to have : An endometrial biopsy or a D&C to rule out endometrial cancer. Only about 10% of women who have post menopausal bleeding have uterine cancer.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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