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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have had the same thick period blood for 4 years. 4 years ago i had clear pelvic ultrasound and i had another clear ultrasound last month. if this was endometrial cancer, would it be visible in the ultrasound within 4 years?? normal pap?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
With regular menses (24-32 days apart), and normal pelvic ultrasounds as described, endometrial cancer is very unlikely to occur. Endometrial cancer, when it does occur, is usually in the late 4th or the 5th decade of life, and the "hallmark" would be a thickened endometrium and biopsy indicating sustained estrogen effect.
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