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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Thin Uterine Lining

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


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Can a d&c have caused my thin uterine lining, causing me to battle to get pregnant?

Yes and no: It can scar the uterus making implantation more difficult but may not be the reason for a thin lining or not being able to conceive. ...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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How can I improve the uterine lining if this is too thin?

How can I improve the uterine lining if this is too thin?

Thanks for asking!: Uterine lining is dependent on adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone. If your hormone secretion is normal and well balanced then the uterine lining should be normal. ...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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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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Progestin is used to thin out uterine lining. But i passed 1 inch thick piece of lining after over dosing myself with progestin for 3 weeks. Why?

Does both: Progestins can thin the endometrium but they also will cause sloughing of a secretory endometrium, it depends on the specific situation and timing. Btw it's not really possible to 'overdose' on progestins, good news! ...Read more