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Endometrial Thickening Causes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Depends: If you were 59 that stripe would not be normal but at 49 it could be depending on where you are during your cycle if still having periods. If taking pills that stripe would be abnormal. Could indicate a polyp or build up of tissue if not having regular cycles. Would need to know why was this checked? If concerned could either biopsy or take Progesterone to thin out or check seral sonograms. ...Read more
Hormonal: Polyps are usually an overgrowth of normal tissue. This on ocassion can degenerate to malignant tissue. Endometrial polyps are usually found on scrapings of the lining of the uterus or by looking into the uterus with a scope. Biopsy will tell one if it is of concern or benign. It has to do the the very fast turnover of the uterine tissue due to monthly menses. ...Read more
How painful is recovery from a hysterescopy and full D & C for endometrial thickening & How much time off work?
Postop usually short: Hysteroscopy, D and C is usually a simple ambulatory procedure which usually causes little to minimal postop pelvic discomfort (often requiring no analgesics or only a few tablets of nonsteroidal meds like Advil, Motrin, Anaprox (naproxen) or Naproxen... for the first 12 to 24 hours). Most healthy women can return to their normal routines within 1 or 2 days. Many can do so much sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the endometrial stripe is markedly thickened measuring 24mm mean? Within the endometrial stripe there is an ill-defined hypoechoic area
A few things: In a 24 year old it may simply reflect you being late in your menstrual cycle. It could represent overgrowth of tissue. It could represent an endometrial polyp or small uterine fibroid. Your doctor who knows your specific clinical history can likely analyze the result for you in more detail. ...Read more
My partner has had 4 miscarriages @5weeks. Last misscrge they scanned, her endometrial thickness was 9mm. Is this likely the cause and what can we do?
She needs an extensi: Extensive evaluation, could be many causes she should see an infertility specialist, hormones , blood antibodies, chromosomes, hysteroscopy are some of the tests that need to be done, if she gets pregnant again without determining a cause she has an extremely high chance to have another one, if she gets pregnant she may need to be on meds like baby asa, heaprin, progestins etc depending on the cau. ...Read more
Polysp are: The result of accelarated growth of the uterine lining (almost always benign) and not uncommon; endometriosis is different. Fragments of uterine lining go into abdominal cavity and implant on tubes, ovaries, abdominal wall, some women have altered immune system that (for whatever reason) isn't as adept at "removing" the tissue that is now in a foreign place; these implants are hormonally sensitive. ...Read more
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