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What would be the typical thickness of the endometrial lining around day 10 of a woman's normal cycle?
0.8 cm: But it varies, for evaluation purposes it's more important to know the structure of the lining by looking at it under a microscope. ...Read more
Reason for bleeding: The endometrial lining is what lines the uterus on the inside. This is the tissue that bleeds every month when a woman has a period. An abnormality in this lining is one reason for heavy or irregular periods. Finding a problem here may give the doctor good ideas of how to treat the irregular bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What're the chances of a very thick endometrial lining being cancerous in a post menopausal woman?
Need a biopsy: Although a thickened endometrial lining can be one of the findings in uterine cancer, this finding alone does not confer a diagnosis of cancer. Typically, a post-menopausal woman will present with vaginal bleeding to her ob/gyn. Her doctor will then perform an endometrial biopsy to confirm or negate a diagnosis of cancer. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 years with thickening of endometrial lining measuring 16mm. Is it normal.her lmp was on 28/7/16?
Yes: Early in puberty the cycles are dominated by estrogen which stimulates endometrial buildup. Egg release is not consistent in the first year, but is followed by progesterone formation that triggers the cycle when conception does not occur.If no egg release occurs, a longer interval is expected but a heavier cycle would eventually occur.Up to 90 days is noted between cycles in normal young women. ...Read more
Had D & C for 9mm endometrial thickening. Benign. Dr wants to do nothing except ultrasound in year. How likely is it that lining will thicken again.
Review pathology: I would contact your obgyn and review the pathology report from the D and C to confirm that no abnormalities were seen. Then you can discuss the various options. ...Read more
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
An ultrasound showed a my endometrial lining is only 4mm and there are benign-appearing follicular cysts. Could it be pcos?
Not likely: The diagnosis of PCOS can not be made on the basis of your ultrasound; it requires information on your personal Gyn and General health history plus some specific sonographic criteria and/ or blood hormonal tests. Your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted to answer your concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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