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Haven't had a period in 3 months. How thick should the endometrium be and should it be cause for worry? What is an easy way to check its thickness?

Haven't had a period in 3 months. How thick should the endometrium be and should it be cause for worry? What is an easy way to check its thickness?

Ultrasound: is the absolute best way to check endometrial thickness. There is no "should" about how thick, it depends why you skip periods: if hypogonadotropic the EM will be very thin (4 mm), if anovulatory it may be thick (15-16 mm.) Hope this helps. ...Read more

Endometrium (Definition)

The endometrium is the area that lines the uterus. During the menstrual cycle this is the tissue that is sloughed off if ...Read more


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How much time it will take for endometrium to become thick nd normal naturally? Mine was 5mm on 12th day of my cycle.

How much time it will take for endometrium to become thick nd normal naturally? Mine was 5mm on 12th day of my cycle.

A little small: I usually like to see at least 6 mm lining but prefer 10. This can be affected by medications and different medical conditions that affect your hormone balance. So, your 5 mm lining is a little thin. Your doctor can adjust your meds if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Im 32, just did tvu and showed 11mm thick endometrium. Day 13 of my cycle, average cycle last 27 days. Is this normal?

Im 32, just did tvu and showed 11mm thick endometrium. Day 13 of my cycle, average cycle last 27 days. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal for a woman who is still cycling. If you are looking for fertility issues, you would need to see a specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Can adenomyosis and thick endometrium be cancerous?

Can adenomyosis and thick endometrium be cancerous?

Possibly: Adenomyosis is not a risk factor for cancer per se, but a chronically thickened endometrium can be a sign of cancer. A transvaginal ultrasound can measure how thick the endometrium is and if it is too thick, then a biopsy is recommended. ...Read more

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What could cause endometrium line to be thick after menopause. ?

What could cause endometrium line to be thick after menopause. 
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Too much estrogen: If the endometrium is abnormally thickened then estrogen is the usual source for the same. It can be from hormone replacement therapy unopposed by progesterone or large amounts of natural estrogen from the ovaries or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting cancer if your endometrium was 15 mm thick?

What is the risk of getting cancer if your endometrium was 15 mm thick?

Increase in Type I.: Apparently thick endometrium or endometrial hyperplasia increaeses risk for type i endometrial cancer. These occur in pre and peri-menopausal women, frequently with unopposed estrogen exposure. However, they are minimally invasive into the uterine wall, are of a low grade endometrioid type, and have a good prognosis. ...Read more

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What are the benign causes of thick endometrium line after menopause ... And what are the chances ?

What are the benign causes of thick endometrium line after menopause ... And what are the chances 
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Overgrowth: After menopause the endometrial lining should be thin ideally less than 5mm on a sonogram. If it is above 25 mm this is concerning. Measurements in between must be analyzed on an individual basis. Causes include fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia and in some cases endometrial cancer ...Read more

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Is it possible the last day of cycle to have thick endometrium 17 mm and no ovulation that month? Did I have ovulation or not?

Is it possible the last day of cycle to have thick endometrium 17 mm and no ovulation that month? Did I have ovulation or not?

Hard to say: The endometrial lining thickens as you go further into the menstrual cycle. You can not really determine if ovulation occurred by measuring the lining. Endometrial thickness is not usually clinically useful in someone your age unless being evaluated for very specific purposes ...Read more

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I just have a tvus recently and the result shows that i have a thick endometrium, with 5 anechoic systic structures in my ovaries, is this bad?

I just have a tvus recently and the result shows that i have a thick endometrium, with 5 anechoic systic structures in my ovaries, is this bad?

It depends: It depends on how thick the endometrium is and whether it otherwise looks normal....it may be thickened as part of your normal cycle. The ovarian cystic structures may be follicles or functional cysts, again nothing to worry about if they are not too large. Speak with your doctor about the details of the results. ...Read more