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I am 57 & postmenopausal for 6 yrs. I have had heavy spotting for 4 weeks. Had a tvu which found thick uterine lining, 22.7. Can polyps cause this?

I am 57 & postmenopausal for 6 yrs. I have had heavy spotting for 4 weeks. Had a tvu which found thick uterine lining, 22.7. Can polyps cause this?

See Your GYN!: A thickened uterus in a postmenopausal woman can be a sign of pathology or something occuring abnomally in the pelvis. You need further evaluation to ensure that the condition isn't more serious, especlally, bleeding in a postmenopausal woman is very concerning. ...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


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What can cause a 21cm mass in the uterus/abdomen in a 57 postmenopausal woman?

What can cause a 21cm mass in the uterus/abdomen in a 57 postmenopausal woman?

Long list: Including ovarian cysts/tumors, uterine fibroids, enlarged lymph nodes, and a host of other things. I would imagine that a ct scan would help narrow the possibilities down. If the mass was discovered by an imaging procedure then the radiologist would likely provide the most likely potential cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal2 have some fluid in uterus when U have cervical stenosis? Postmenopausal US fluid & debris.Dr saysFibroids. Cldnt do endo biopsy needD&C?

Is it normal2 have some fluid in uterus when U have cervical stenosis? Postmenopausal US fluid & debris.Dr saysFibroids. Cldnt do endo biopsy needD&C?

Not unusual: Endometrial fluid collections of various sizes are not uncommon particularly if the cervix is narrowed, scarred or stenotic. They are usually of no consequence if the bilayer endometrium is less than 5mm, your family and personal history do not place you at risk for endometrial cancer, you do not use estrogens...D&C is probably unnecessary. Try misoprostol and paracervical Lidocaine for Popelle ...Read more

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Should I get a second opinion? dr said no children. I'm 26 postmenopausal, small uterus, no period. I did have few when started on birth-control.

Should I get a second opinion? dr said no children. I'm 26 postmenopausal, small uterus, no period. I did have few when started on birth-control.

Second opinions: If you are uncomfortable or questioning the advice or recommendations from a physician, you are well within your right to seek a second opinion from a qualified physician who specializes in the field of your condition. In your case, an obstetrician who has expertise in infertility would be ideal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

Adhesions from: Previous surgery or infection can cause technical difficulty during surgery. If you need to have removal of complex ovarian cyst in order to exclude malignancy, you should proceed with the procedure, even if the operation could be technically difficult. Consult with your gyn for opinion. ...Read more

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If you don't ovulate does your uterine lining thicken?

If you don't ovulate does your uterine lining thicken?

It can: When you don't ovulate, the ovaries may still produce lots of estrogen. Without the Progesterone that comes after ovulation, the lining may grow unchecked and over time lead to hyperplasia and cancer. ...Read more

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Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Yes but : Weight gain can cause endometrial thickening but this is not normal. This is from excess estrogen and it is a risk factor for cancer. If your endometrial lining was thickened please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Postmenopausal (Definition)

It is the cessation of menses or ...Read more