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Uterine lining thick before period?

Uterine lining thick before period?

Endometrium: The normal menstrual cycle is associated with an increasing thick lining prior to your period. You have a period because this lining sloughs off in a cyclic fashion each month. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

Requires attention: More often than not, when caught early, this situation is not cancer, but should be evaluated and treated asap. If cancer, and treated early can be cured. If not cancer, it will not go away or get better, and must be treated sooner or later anyway. Delay could lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Overgrowth or polyp: Women often experience an overgrowth of the lining of their uterus, the endometrium, called hyperplasia. The hyperplasia may be only simple, requiring only hormonal treatment, or complex, with atypia, which is more worrisome since it can be precancerous, best treated with hysterectomy. If the uterine lining's thickness was noted on an ultrasound, it may also be due to a polyp, usually benign. ...Read more

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Long period period and thickened lining.

Long period period and thickened lining.

Scant information: Based only on this tiny amount of information, all i can advise is to see your doctor - or obgyn - for an exam, diagnosis and suggestions. It is simply not possible to say more without knowing more. Have a check-up and take care of yourself once you know more about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Thick endometrium means ovulation or possible pregnancy?

Thick endometrium means ovulation or possible pregnancy?

Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malignancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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What does Small to Atrophic Uterus with Thin Post Menopausal Endometrium mean?

What does Small to Atrophic Uterus with Thin Post Menopausal Endometrium mean?

Normal: After menopause, your estrogen levels decrease. Estrogen helps to grow the uterine lining before menopause. Atrophy means the lining is thin because of low hormone levels. These are all normal changes in the uterus due to menopause. ...Read more

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Thick endometrium, no period, sign of pregnancy?

Thick endometrium, no period, sign of pregnancy?

Depends: A thickened endometrium with a missed period could be normal. If a positive pregancy test could be early pregnancy or possibly a prenancy in the tubedoc who told you about the thickened endometrium should be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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2 CM thick endometrial lining 17 day of cycle with bulky uterus. Regular periods never unusual bleeding. Followup us at 9/10 cycle.Cancer?

Less likely: With regular periods your endometrial stripe would not likely indicate cancer, but 20 mm is unusually thick - esp. With regular periods. It most likely mean nothing, it could possibly represent endometrial hyperplasia. Your doctor can and should discuss this with you, he./she may recommend an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a normal uterine lining thickness before my period?

What is a normal uterine lining thickness before my period?

Average is 10.5-11 : mm in mid-luteal phase and one of the studies showed that it does not influenced by whether there was a pregnancy or not after that cycle. If there is no specific complaint or problem, numbers can deviate and it can still be normal. ...Read more

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Post menopause break through bleeding. Ultra sound .61 cm endometrial stripe. Heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. Is D and C necessary?

Post menopause break through bleeding. Ultra sound .61 cm endometrial stripe. Heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. Is D and C necessary?

Not always.: Anytime their is postmenopausal bleeding then an US evaluation of the uterine lining should be performed. If the endometrial stripe is more than 3-5 mm then an endometrial sample should be taken. This can usually be done in the office and does not require a D and C. Sometimes your doctor may want to insert a thin flexible camera into the uterus to further evaluate the lining. ...Read more

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Does the endometrium lining build up having a monthly period?

Does the endometrium lining build up having a monthly  period?

Yes, exactly: The lining builds up starting from the last period until ovulation, about two weeks later. Then if there is no embryo to implant, the lining is shed leading to the next period. Good question. ...Read more

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Normal endometrial thickness for early pregnancy?

Normal endometrial thickness for early pregnancy?

Unreliable: This measurement is very tenuous and variable around this time. Serial serum quantitative BhCG evaluation is more reliable in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does endometrial polyp cause disordered proliferative endometrium? Can I get pregnant with disordered proliferative endometrium? Thanks

Does endometrial polyp cause disordered proliferative endometrium? Can I get pregnant with disordered proliferative endometrium? Thanks

Non uniform growth: A disordered proliferative phase endometrium indicates that the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is not growing in response to estrogen in a uniform way. It can cause an endometrial polyp from estrogen "overgrowth" and it is difficult to conceive until the problems are rectified. ...Read more

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Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium. Uterine nodule - leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium.   Uterine nodule -  leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Path report: Is this a biopsy? Are you bleeding? Results of a hysteroscopic procedure? Go to the post procedure follow up and discuss the next step with your gyn physician. ...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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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