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Pensacola, FL
A 58-year-old female asked:

Post menopause break through bleeding. ultra sound .61 cm endometrial stripe. heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. is d and c necessary?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not always.: Anytime their is postmenopausal bleeding then an US evaluation of the uterine lining should be performed. If the endometrial stripe is more than 3-5 mm then an endometrial sample should be taken. This can usually be done in the office and does not require a D and C. Sometimes your doctor may want to insert a thin flexible camera into the uterus to further evaluate the lining.
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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
evaluation of tissue sample is important
Oct 7, 2017
Last updated May 16, 2018


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