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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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I'm 12 wks pregnant. No heartbeat found. Ultrasound says slightly enlarged uterus with thickened endometrium 34 mm hyperechoic; no gestational sac see?

I'm 12 wks pregnant. No heartbeat found. Ultrasound says slightly enlarged uterus with thickened endometrium 34 mm hyperechoic; no gestational sac see?

Whats the beta: A important part of the evaluation is assessment of your blood hormones to determine where you need to be in your pregnancy. An LMP can be misleading sometimes. If beta is > 2000, you should see something inside the uterus. This also helps rule out an ectopic pregnancy. See a doctor for this. This cannot be answered online . ...Read more

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What is thickened endometrium ? there is possible preganacy in this?

What is thickened endometrium ? there is possible preganacy in this?

Many things can do i: The endometrium(lining of the uterus) is supposed to thicken every menstrual cycle and then shed off with menses if a pregnancy does not occur. Early pregnancy, incomplete shedding of the endometrium with a period, excessive overgrowth of the endometrium , and cancer can all cause "thickened" results on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

Endometriosis: Although there is some variation in the sonographic appearance of endometriomas, the classic endometrioma is a homogenous, focal lesions with low level echogenic. They may be uni or multilocular, contain thin or thick septations and may contain wall nodules (a finding also found in ovarian neoplasms). If these mural nodules are hyperechoic, or thickened lining. ...Read more

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Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Many Reasons: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, and the lining is referred to as the endometrial stripe. Anything over 3-4mm is considered outside of the normal range. The obvious worry is endometrial cancer. But other things can cause this like certain medications and endometrial hyperplasia, which describes an abnormal and excessive overgrowth of cells in the inner lining. It needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

Probably nothing: If periods are persistently heavy, it may be reasonable to hysteroscope and check for polyps. ...Read more

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Can you have your endometrium thickened at the end of cycle but not ovulated that month?

Can you have your endometrium thickened at the end of cycle but not ovulated that month?

Endometrium: Estrogen is released whether you ovulate or not. Estrogen stimulates the lining of the uterus and it thickens even if you do not ovulate. Progesterone surges with ovulation and matures the lining of the uterus. Even without ovulation the lining thickens. ...Read more

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After 3 months of medication my Endometrium lining still thicken it is 15mm. what is the right thing to do?

After 3 months of medication my Endometrium lining still thicken it is 15mm. what is the right thing to do?

Endometrial lining: Usual dimension for endometrial lining is less than 10 mm. . Depending on the "medication", the lining can react to become "15 mm. thick" and still pose no immediate cause for alarm. There are conditions which would require a tissue sample, however, and you should consult your healthcare professional for advice. ...Read more

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Endometrium 14mm thickened, mixed&echogenic, what does this mean?

Endometrium 14mm thickened, mixed&echogenic, what does this mean?

Depends on pt age: In a menstruating female this is likely normal though a 6 week f/u ultrasound should be obtained. However, in a post-menopausal female, this is abnormal regardless if they are on HRT or not and GYN consultation would be recommended. ...Read more