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Doctor insights on: Endometrial Thickness During Menstrual Cycle

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have lengthy menses, but over the last 6 months, also 3 weeks of heavy clotting with endometrial thickness of about 1.6cm. Is something very wrong?

I have lengthy menses, but over the last 6 months, also 3 weeks of heavy clotting with endometrial thickness of about 1.6cm. Is something very wrong?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso Dr. Reynoso
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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I'm 44 with heavy menstral cycles and constant pain. Is a 6.9mm endometrial stripe and a 2.7x2.7x2.5 cm anterior myometrial nodule normal?

I'm 44 with heavy menstral cycles and constant pain. Is a 6.9mm endometrial stripe and a 2.7x2.7x2.5 cm anterior myometrial nodule normal?

Ultrasound : An endometrial stripe measurement is rarely helpful for diagnosis in a reproductive age woman as it carries greatly during the menstrual cycle. 6mm is within the expected normal range. Many woman have fibroids within the uterus. Rarely do fibroids that are less than 3cm cause symptoms such as pain or heavy bleeding unless they are located within the cavity of the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Linear echoes in uterine fundus but no IUD. Also uterus measures 8.6 x3.7x4.5 CM with endometrial stripe at5.6 CM a week after menses. 27 Yrs normal?

Linear echoes in uterine fundus but no IUD. Also uterus measures 8.6 x3.7x4.5 CM with  endometrial stripe at5.6 CM a week after menses. 27 Yrs normal?

IUD location : The first question that needs to be answered is where is your IUD? If you're supposed to have an IUD in the side but it wasn't seen on ultrasound then it needs to be located. Ask your doctor for clarification regarding what the linear echoes mentioned are. ...Read more

Dr. Caren Reaves Dr. Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this i've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know i'm 38 n I know i'm not goi

Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this i've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know i'm 38 n I know i'm not goi

No effect: An ablation will not change your hormones or when you will go through natural menopause. It's more difficult to evaluate menopausal status after an ablation without your periods and usually requires some bloodwork. Would visit with your doc and see if you are indeed starting perimenopause. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Please tell me, could a endometrial biopsy be done when menstral cycle is present?

Please tell me, could a endometrial biopsy be done when menstral cycle is present?

See below: An endometrial biopsy should not be done during menstruation. You doctor should time the biopsy depending on whether it is for assessing ovulation or cancer investigation. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

Usual drinks: You need not necessarily change your drinking habits during your cycle. If you tend to get dehydrated and weak, keep up your fluids with water based drinks and gatorade can be beneficial as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Hector Chapa Dr. Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

Varies: Our reproductive system is controlled by a delicately balanced mechanism called the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The hypothalamus, which is part of the brain, the anterior pituitary gland and the testes in men or ovaries in women all produce hormones that we need for reproduction. Alcohol can interfere with the working of all three areas. It has also been linked to infertility. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy Dr. Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

Pregnancy?: You could be pregnant or your period can be delayed for many reasons including stress or viral illnesses. Consult your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

Hormones: Hormonal chnages that occur when you are having your period will cause the bloating to occur. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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I'm unable to sleep during the middle of menstrual cycle?

I'm unable to sleep during the middle of menstrual cycle?

Take melatonin it: May help you.Melatonin is stimulated by darkness but is suppressed by light. This is why we tend to want to sleep at night and be awake during the day. This natural hormone controls the circadian rhythm in the body, making us feel tired and letting us know when it is time for sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can I do to minimize bloating during menstrual cycle?

Bloating: Period bloating: try omega 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Why do i experience right side kidney pain before and during my menstrual cycle?

Why do i experience right side kidney pain before and during my menstrual cycle?

Evaluation: Pain the occurs each month related to the menstrual cycle can be caused by a variety of things. Endometriosis is the most common. See an Obgyn and ask for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Edwin Schuller Dr. Schuller
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What could be the cause of severe excruciating back pain during a menstrual cycle?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis, or another congenital anomaly that connects the uterus with the lower inner spine. ...Read more

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