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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Thickening Of The Uterine Lining

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What does thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

What does thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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What does thickening of the colon lining indicate?

What does thickening of the colon lining indicate?

Thickening on x-ray: The differential includes: inflammation (colitis, diverticulitis), infiltrative disease (like cancer), muscular contraction (like spasm), more. Don't put off a colonoscopy for definitive evaluation. In the meantime, for your piece of mind, a home FIT (fecal immunochemical test) can be performed & will pick up 79% of colon cancers with a single screen (the rate is closer to 95% for colonoscopy). ...Read more

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Where is myometrium wall of the uterus?

Where is myometrium wall of the uterus?

The middle: The myometrium is the middle layer. The outside of the uterus is the serosa, the inside the mucosa and the middle is the myometrium. ...Read more

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What is thickening of the uterus caused by?

What is thickening of the uterus caused by?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis, or endometrial glands infolding into the smooth muscle of the uterus is a common cause often found after hysterctomy. Uterine fibroid nodules can also produce thickening of the uterus. ...Read more

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Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

It's possible: But not at all likely. Even if your uterus was perforated by hysteroscopy, it wouldn't usually lead to infertility (as long as it was managed.). ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause thickening of the endometrial wall?

Do ovarian cysts cause thickening of the endometrial wall?

Endometrium: Thickening of the endometrium during a normal menstrual cycle is due to estrogen prodcution by a follicle (which can appear as a cyst on ultrasound). There are some other cysts, like a granulosa cell tumor that also can make estrogen and thicken the endometrium. Taking estrogen can also thicken it. Polyps, fibroids and other conditions can also make the lining appear thicker on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial calcification of the uterus?

What are the symptoms of endometrial calcification of the uterus?

Typically, None.: Endometrial calcifications are typically incidental and benign without any particular symptoms. They are picked up as incidental findings during ultrasound exams. Lots of detailed info in this professional paper: http://www.Jultrasoundmed.Org/content/24/5/583.Long. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Is there a relation between ovarian cysts and abnormal uterine lining thickening?

Sometimes: Most ovarian cysts result from how an egg develops. Sometimes an egg doesn't release normally and the hormones can become mixed up. This is most common in adolescents and in women approaching menopause. You should talk to your gyn provider about what you are experiencing and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

What is cancer of the uterus--the muscle or lining?

Mostly the lining: Vast majority of the cancers of uterus arise from the lining of the uterus, be that cervix or the body of the uterus. Benign tumors of the muscle, leiomyomas/fibroids, are common, but cancer of the muscle, leiomyosarcoma is uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

Endometrial Hyperpla: Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.

What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.

Bleeding: Polyps both endocervical and prolapsed endometrial polyps, cervicitis (inflammation from infection), cervical cancer are some of the causes. In your case I wouldn't expect to see an 8mm endometrium at age 60, so I'm concerned about possible hyperplasia. Trauma from sex can cause cervical and vaginal bleeding as well from atrophy. ...Read more

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Causes of rectal wall thickening.

Causes of rectal wall thickening.

If by thickening: You r referring to inflammation then the etiology is either infect/ischemic/or malignany.Cts and MRI will show the wall to be thickened in each of the above causes.It can also be from chronic straining, prolapse and certain stds.Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflamm. Bowel disease can also present as thickening in imaging studies. They are all diagnosed by proctoscopy with biopsies or cultures. ...Read more

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How lining of the uterus cause infertility?

How lining of the uterus cause infertility?

Implantation: The uterine lining can potentially be too thick or too thin to allow embryos to adequately implant. At times there may be pathologic abnormalities such as polyps or fibroids present. In addition scar tissue can exist between the front and the back of the uterine wall to prevent implantation. ...Read more

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The inside of the ovarian cyst lining shows focal ereas of hemorrhage what does that mean?

The inside of the ovarian cyst lining shows focal ereas of hemorrhage what does that mean?

Not too much: The lining of the cyst showed some area of bleeding; it could have been before the surgery if it ruptured it would show some small area of bleeding . Focal would imply small points as opposed to massive area of hemorrhage or bleeding. ...Read more

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Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either. ...Read more

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