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What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Just a little: Your uterus will undergo a little shrinkage after menopause, in some women more than in others, but if it was significantly enlarged before menopause it will not shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

Peak incidence: Uterine cancer peak incidence 49 yrs and older ( premenopausal and menopausal woman.Rare in younger woman. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Yes : Once you go through menopause, defined as no period for 12 months, then your uterus will get slightly smaller and the adenomyosis will get better. If there is any confusion about the source of your pain, call your doctor ! ...Read more

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Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Good chance: That you will get alot of relief after menopause. Conservative surgery for adenomyosis is often unsatisfactory. Hysterectomy coudl bea good choice if you are not ineterested in future childbearing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of enlarged uterus? I am in menopause,and I have no bleeding just pressure and I just got checked for bladder infection and no

What are symptoms of enlarged uterus? I am in menopause,and I have no bleeding just pressure and I just got checked for bladder infection  and no

Pressure/pain: An enlarged uterus can cause pain and pressure in the pelvis. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam and possibly an ultrasound to see if your uterus is enlarged. If you are having any postmenopausal bleeding then you should be seen right away. There are other things such as colon problems that can cause pressure and you really need to be seen by your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can an an enlarged uterus after pregnancy affect future fertility?

Can an an enlarged uterus after pregnancy affect future fertility?

It depends: Uterine enlargement can be from a variety of conditions such as fibroids or adenomyosis both of which may affect future fertility. Enlargement may also be from carrying pregnancies. In other words, the reason for uterine enlargement needs to be determined to answer your question. ...Read more

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Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

Not usually: It is possible but uncommon for hyperplasia to present as an enlarged uterus. Most commonly, endometrial hyperplasia presents with irregular/heavy periods or postmenopausal bleeding (bleeding after menopause). ...Read more

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What is an enlarged uterus and I have 4 fibroids my uterus is 11.4x7.8x7.2 CM do I need to get a hysterectomy?

What is an enlarged uterus and I have 4 fibroids my uterus is 11.4x7.8x7.2 CM do I need to get a hysterectomy?

Depends on symptoms: Average age of menopause is 51, + or - 7 years. Uterine fibroid usually shrink after menopause. However may continue to grow if your are heavy or using hormones. If your fibroids are causing symptoms, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, painful intercourse, etc. You might have a better quality of life if you have a hysterectomy. If you are asymptomatic and the fibroid are not growing, then observe. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

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