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Doctor insights on: Endometrial Hypertrophy

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What is element hypertrophy?

Hypertropphy: Just means that something is increased in size. For example lots of weight lifting leads to muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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What is facet hypertrophy?

What is facet hypertrophy?

Arthritis: The spine has disks and facet joints at each level. The disks in the front of the spine begin to wear initially. This is followed by loss of height at the disk and then the facet joints begin to wear out. The body builds bone spurs around the joint which is facet hypertrophy in an attempt to stabilize the joint. This is typical of arthritis in hips, knees, knuckles etc. ...Read more

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What is endometrial pathology?

What is endometrial pathology?

Endometrium: The endometrium is the lining inside the uterus. So endometrial pathology refers to any abnormality involving this lining. Examples include endometritis (inflammation of the lining), endometrial polyps (benign growths), endometrial hyperplasia (thickening and abnormal proliferation of the lining) and endometrial cancer, to name a few. ...Read more

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How effective are endometrial ablations?

How effective are endometrial ablations?

Mostly: There are several different companies that have endo ablation devices, each with varied success. Some women's periods completely stop, while others periods are significantly decreased, and some get no help from ablations. I suggest you talk to your ob/gyn for more information. ...Read more

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Endometrial stripe thickness of 6.3. Normal?

Endometrial stripe thickness of 6.3. Normal?

Before/after menopau: After menopause, the stripe should be < 5 mm. Before menopause, it can be thickenr. ...Read more

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What does endometrial thickness 1.2 CM mean?

What does endometrial thickness 1.2 CM mean?

Menopause status: In a woman who is not of the age of menopause and has menstrual periods this is a normal finding - in a woman of menopausal age, who does not have menstrual periods anymore, an endometrial thickness of 12 mm (1.2 cm) may require sampling of tissue from the uterus. ...Read more

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Is an endometrial stripe of 0.6cm thick normal?

Is an endometrial stripe of 0.6cm thick normal?

Yes: In young women the endometrial thickness is a variable amount and depends on where you were in your monthly cycle . It is variable but 0.6 mm is a normal value ...Read more

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Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Depends: If the fluid is there because of an infection, then there would likely be pain as well. The fluid itself can cause crampy pain if there is enough to create pressure inside the uterus. ...Read more