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On day 7 of cycle what is considered normal endometrial thickness? Ultrasound ordered for 34 year old due to increased bleeding and cramping, bleeding

On day 7 of cycle what is considered normal endometrial thickness? Ultrasound ordered for 34 year old due to increased bleeding and cramping, bleeding

Huge range: There is a huge range here for possibilities. Day 7 for a regularly ovulating woman with no other pathology--range 5-9mm. However, if you had something like PCOS where you don't ovulate or menstruate regularly then the lining could be much thicker, like 12mm+. Some women with a really thin lining (low estrogen levels) have persistent bleeding and I would expect their lining to be 5mm or less. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Had ultrasound an endometrial stripe thickness of 12mm was found and slight fluid in cul de sac. What does that mean?

Had ultrasound an endometrial stripe thickness of 12mm was found and slight fluid in cul de sac. What does that mean?

Depends: The endometrial thickness has limited use in premenopausal women as it will fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. The appearance is more important. Ask your doctor to interpret the sonogram in the clinical context of your unique situation to better understand if this is a normal sonogram or not. ...Read more

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I had postmenopausal bleeding after one year. In trans vaginal ultrasound, my endometrial thickness is 10 mm. Rest is clear. Is it normal?

I had postmenopausal bleeding after one year. In trans vaginal ultrasound, my endometrial thickness is 10 mm. Rest is clear. Is it normal?

More hx: I think more history is required before more imaging and invasive procedure. Such as: how often is the bleeding? Are you on any hormone replacements? Etc. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound. right ovary is 7.6cc and left 8.1cc. endometrial thickness is 2.8mm what does this mean. can this explain my pelvic pain?

Had an ultrasound. right ovary is 7.6cc and left 8.1cc. endometrial thickness is 2.8mm 
what does this mean. 
can this explain my pelvic pain?

Pelvic Pain: This can definitely explain why you are having pelvic pain. It's important that you f/u with a GYN for this as you may need an endometrial biopsy and or a laparoscopy. Try taking an anti inflammatory and using an ice pack until you get to see the Dr for the pelvic pain. Good luck and keep an eye on this, you are young and have not had children yet ...Read more

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Fm 49 trans-vaginal ultrasound dec 2012 gave endometrium thickness 9mm, on march 2013 it says endometrial thickness 14mm. Irregular periods from2month?

Fm 49 trans-vaginal ultrasound dec 2012 gave endometrium thickness 9mm, on march 2013 it says endometrial thickness 14mm. Irregular periods from2month?

See an OB/GYN doctor: In general, gradual thickening of the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is abnormal. Now, during our menstrual cycle, the lining thickens and sheds off with each period. Progressive thickening might mean abnormalities in the ovary hormones, so that you don't have a normal "shedding, " or possibly a disease that allows overgrowth -- like benign "hyperplasia, " or rarely, a cancer. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 46 near to menopause my ultrasound of pelvis says that uterus is a bit bulky and endometrial thickness is 0.9cm on 10th day what does that mean?

I am 46 near to menopause my ultrasound of pelvis says that uterus is a bit bulky and endometrial thickness is 0.9cm on 10th day what does that mean?

Depends...: If you are still having periods, a 9 mm endometrial thickness is in the normal range. However, if you are not yet menopausal, this is equivocal but your endometrium may thin out over time. The uterus being bulky is not really specific - i would ask your doctor what that means. Maybe your uterus is "more robust" looking than expected for your age but i'm not sure without seeing the whole report. ...Read more

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My ultrasound report's like this:uterus-av, ns.Endometrial thickness-5.2mm.(r)adnexa:(r)ovary-multiple follicle seen.Pouch of douglas-nad.Is it normal?

My ultrasound report's like this:uterus-av, ns.Endometrial thickness-5.2mm.(r)adnexa:(r)ovary-multiple follicle seen.Pouch of douglas-nad.Is it normal?

PCOS: It says that the right ovary is polycystic. Does not tell anything about left ovary. Please discuss the findings with your doctor who has complete medical information about you and can give the best advice. ...Read more

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