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A 20-year-old female asked:

Pathology report says prominent thickened endometrial lining at 1.5cm. is this bad? what does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
There are a couple: of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining..by ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise.
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