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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Thickened Uterine Lining

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What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

Estrogen excess: Endometrial thickening is usually due to excess estrogen effect on the uterine lining or infrequent ovulation. A polyp, submucus fibroid or (less commonly) an endometrial cancer can cause an abnormally thickened endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Yes but : Weight gain can cause endometrial thickening but this is not normal. This is from excess estrogen and it is a risk factor for cancer. If your endometrial lining was thickened please get evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes the uterus lining to thicken? I had my ovaries removed Nov. 2015 and now my uterus is measuring 5.6. I was told it needs to be 4.

What causes  the uterus lining to thicken?  I had my ovaries removed Nov. 2015 and now my uterus is measuring 5.6.  I was told it needs to be 4.

Endometrium: The lining is fed by estrogen. The lining may be thickening from estrogen pills, or from estrogen produced in your fat stores. Progesterone acts to keep the lining thin. If you are on estrogen, you should also be one progesterone. Hope this helps. DrG ...Read more

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Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Maybe: If you are having regular periods with no breakthrough bleeding, it is not likely to be a problem. But if you do not have regular monthly menses, the thickening could be an indication of endometrial hyperplasia, which can progress to endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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What causes a thin uterine lining?

What causes a thin uterine lining?

Thin lining: At certain times of your cycle the lining is thin - immediately after your period. Estrogen thickens/ grows the uterine lining. A low amount of estrogen production will result in a thin lining. The most common thing that causes a thin lining in young women is hormonal contraceptives (pills, depo, mirena, (levonorgestrel) NuvaRing ). Here, it is normal and not an indication of any problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of precancerous changes of the uterine lining?

What are the causes of precancerous changes of the uterine lining?

Excess estrogen: Your ovaries make estrogen every month and stimulate growth in the uterine lining. After ovulation they make Progesterone that matures the lining and prepares it for pregnancy. So, ovulation matures and sheds your lining every month and results on regular predictable periods. Pcos or perimenopause can result in prolonged missed ovulation and sometimes precancer. ...Read more

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If you don't ovulate does your uterine lining thicken?

If you don't ovulate does your uterine lining thicken?

It can: When you don't ovulate, the ovaries may still produce lots of estrogen. Without the Progesterone that comes after ovulation, the lining may grow unchecked and over time lead to hyperplasia and cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Is it possible that high doses of sythetic progestin for 2 months did not thin out my uterine lining but caused it to pass? (2cm long, 1.5cm thick)

Dr. Is it possible that high doses of sythetic progestin for 2 months did not thin out my uterine lining but caused it to pass? (2cm long, 1.5cm thick)

Yes: The Progesterone is to stabilize the lining and then allow it to pass. Sometimes a large amount of the lining pass at the same time while other times only bots and pieces will pass over a longer period of time. ...Read more

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I'm trying to conceive but have been told my uterine lining is thin. Is there anything I can do to thicken it up?

I'm trying to conceive but have been told my uterine lining is thin. Is there anything I can do to thicken it up?

Thin Endometrium: This is one of the most difficult problems wee see. Often it is not something that can be corrected. Viagara suppositories, trental, vitamin e, acupuncture and herbal medicine have all been tried with very unpredictable results. If all attempts to address this fail, you may resort to working with a gestational carrier. ...Read more

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