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What does it mean when the endometrial lining is thick?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends: A thick endometrium can be normal if it is part of a normal ovulation cycle. However if your periods are not normal, it may be abnormal. If concerned, a doctor can do a simple biopsy. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, or possibly with outpatient surgery if needed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
The process: Your womb has two basic parts, the main muscular tissue and the endometrium, which is the inside lining. After menses, the endometrium begins to build up/thicken in preparation for a fertilized egg. It breaks down as menstrual flow if no egg is received. What is meant by your reading must be put in the context of why you had the study done.

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