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Doctor insights on: Shedding Endometrial Lining

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How/why does a polyp keep your endometrial lining from shedding?

How/why does a polyp keep your endometrial lining from shedding?

Blockage: A polyp sits atop the endometrial and usually partially made of endometrial material. When the endo lining sheds, the part under the polyp cannot shed as the polyp blocks its. Think of rain falling on a field with a huge thick tree setting in the middle. The rain cannot really get to the ground under the tree as it is blocked by the tree; sample principle with the polyp. ...Read more

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Can a polyp keep endometrial lining from shedding? U/S showed normal ovaries but endo stripe of 19. Biopsy only showed polyp. Bled 3 mo now/bad cramps

Can a polyp keep endometrial lining from shedding? U/S showed normal ovaries but endo stripe of 19. Biopsy only showed polyp. Bled 3 mo now/bad cramps

Yes: It may be time for a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or sono HSG to ensure there isn't another process occurring. There are many causes of uterine outlet obstruction.....some more serious than others. Begin with a pap smear, See your ob/gyn of course, before doing anything else. ...Read more

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Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Details: It sounds as though you have had a thorough evaluation by a doctor. The doctor with all the details is the best one to ask. Birth control pills are commonly used in this circumstance to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Depends: If the fluid is there because of an infection, then there would likely be pain as well. The fluid itself can cause crampy pain if there is enough to create pressure inside the uterus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the endometrial lining is thick?

What does it mean when the endometrial lining is thick?

Depends: A thick endometrium can be normal if it is part of a normal ovulation cycle. However if your periods are not normal, it may be abnormal. If concerned, a doctor can do a simple biopsy. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, or possibly with outpatient surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What would be the typical thickness of the endometrial lining around day 10 of a woman's normal cycle?

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

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What does faint endometrial lining means?

What does faint endometrial lining means?

Minimal lining: It simply means that the lining of the womb (endometrium) has minimal growth which is not uncommon at the end of a menstrual flow in a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What're the chances of a very thick endometrial lining being cancerous in a post menopausal woman?

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

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My daughter is 11 years with thickening of endometrial lining measuring 16mm. Is it normal.her lmp was on 28/7/16?

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

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Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

There are a couple: of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining..by ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise. ...Read more

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Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

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 more

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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.

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

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Had HSG done everything looked good according to Dr. Have had 4 abortions. no complications 3 miscarr. after. Did I mess up my endometrial lining???

Had HSG done everything looked good according to Dr. Have had 4 abortions. no complications 3 miscarr. after. Did I mess up my endometrial lining???

Hard to say: Ultrasound and MRI can give us a good picture of the endometrial lining which changes over the phases of your menstrual cycle, however, imaging can not tell us about the cellular structure which would require an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Endometrial lining 11.88. 26yr female hx mod endometriosis. Lining on us shaped like an arrow with a tale is this normal? Feel preg nothing on ultras

Endometrial lining 11.88. 26yr female hx mod endometriosis. Lining on us shaped like an arrow with a tale is this normal? Feel preg nothing on ultras

Normal: The shape you describe is most likely normal but obviously cannot say with any certainty without seeing the images. As for "feeling pregnant", have you take a pregnancy test? A urine pregnancy test is far more accurate at diagnosing early pregnancy than an ultrasound. In a woman of childbearing age at the end of her cycle an endometrial thickness of 7-16mm is considered normal, btw. ...Read more

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I had 4 induced abortions. No complications, menstrual is normal have had 3 miscarriages after. Did i mess up my endometrial lining? & is that fixable

I had 4 induced abortions. No complications, menstrual is normal have had 3 miscarriages after. Did i mess up my endometrial lining? & is that fixable

No: It isn't the endometrium that is the source of the repeated miscarriages. It is either a genetic issue or cervical incompetence. The cervix may be opening too soon in the 2nd trimester and may need to have a suture placed(cerclage).Genetic issues can be tested at the time of the miscarriage with the products of conception or later with blood testing (TORCH titer). ...Read more

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Post menopausal had D&C for 9mm thick endometrial lining. No malignancy. Is it very likely that the D&C will prevent lining from getting thick again?

Post menopausal had D&C for 9mm thick endometrial lining. No malignancy. Is it very likely that the D&C will prevent lining from getting thick again?

Maybe not: If, at age 61 you have a innate or exogenous (outside0 source off unopposed estrogen, then the endometrium may grow again. If you are taking HRT (hormone replacement therapy) make sure that progesterone is added to the regimen to avoid estrogen only endometrium stimulation. ...Read more

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Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?

Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?

Cervical stenosis: It is very common for the gynecologist to have difficulty inserting a biopsy instrument through the cervix when a patient is in menopause. This is called cervical stenosis. If the doctor could get the instrument into the uterine cavity and only retrieved scant tissue, that would imply that the lining of the uterus is atrophic or thin. If there is any question, you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more