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Thick Endometrial Lining After Menopause
10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am I bleeding now? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.
See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Is endometrial hyperplasia always cancerous post menopause? Or can it just be nothing to worry about? My endometrial lining is 6mm instead of 5m
D & C for 9mm endometrial lining' post menopausal. Said 1 out of 100 chance is cancer and 10-20% chance of precancer? Does this sound reasonable?
Endometrial lining growing back after D & C 5 mos. Ago., no malignancy. Dr. now recommends hysterectomy. How likely is this cancer in post menopause?
Cancer: Not very likely but please follow your Doctor's advice. If you are not comfortable by what you hear from your doctor you might have a friend or family member refer you to a different doctor. ...Read more
Post menopause period. Tvu indicated endometrial lining 6mm. After d & c doc said there was not much lining to scrape. Biopsy clear. What is it?
Within normal limits: What you describe is very typical for a woman of your age after a dnc there is very little enemy gym regenerating your endometrium is in an inactive state and this is typical you should not be worried. ...Read more
Cont bleed after menopause for 2 mo going through super+ tampon in 2 hrs. When is bleeding an emergency? Diagnosis thick ut lining. Waiting ok 4 hyst
Could be an issue: Heavy bleeding like you describe especially after menopause could definitely be an issue. A thick uterine lining could indicate an endometrial cancer. Your doctor should do an endometrial biopsy or a D&C to determine. A hysterectomy is an option but I would want to rule out a cancer prior. ...Read more
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
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
40yr old, uterine polyp endo lining thick, estrogen high. No menopause yet. Will amberen work for me to balance hormones?
No: I've checked the ingredient list for amberen and do not see anything listed that would be either helpful or harmful in this situation. With a thick lining, high estrogen and a polyp, a cancer or precancer must be ruled-out and treatment with natural Progesterone the best option in many situations. ...Read more
My endometrial lining is 20mm thick. I am post menopausal and have been feeling a dull ache or pressure in my lower abdomen. Should I be worried?
Yes: If you know that your linig is 20 mm then you are already in good hands: talk to your doctor about next steps. Simple expectant management is not an option. ...Read more
I am 60 and have been post-menopausal for 20 years. I've taken bhrt for most of that time. My uterine lining is thick (abt 3-5 cm) and I am to have a prometrium (micronized progesterone) sweeping. [rest of q in subsequent msg]?
Uh oh: If your uterine lining is really 3-5 centimeters thick - you need to have some form of biopsy done (endometrial biopsy in the office) or d&c.The uterine lining of a postmenopausal women should be closer to 3 millimeters, and if it is 3cm, there is a very high chance of having endometrial cancer.I don't know what Prometrium (micronized progesterone) sweeping is, but if it is taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 7d, to cause. It isn't enoug. ...Read more
Refuse to take prometrium anymore due to breast cancer risk. I am close to menopause get thick lining w/polyp is ablation an alternative?
Think endometrium: This is thicker than normal for a postmenopausal woman, so it means that you will need evaluation of your endometrium in the form of endometrial biopsy or d&c. The results are often benign, but a biopsy will be done to rule out endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more
What are the benign causes of thick endometrium line after menopause. .. And what are the chances?
Overgrowth: After menopause the endometrial lining should be thin ideally less than 5mm on a sonogram. If it is above 25 mm this is concerning. Measurements in between must be analyzed on an individual basis. Causes include fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia and in some cases endometrial cancer ...Read more
Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?
Aspiration device: If your MD used a aspiration endometrial biopsy device then a small sampling was all that was needed to give a benign "diagnosis." The "olden days" in office scraping is usually no longer done unless it was a D & C in a surgical environment. ...Read more
I have been bleeding for 1 month at times it is heavy. I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia with 1.3cm thick uterine lining. How thick is 1.3?
Thick: The thickness of your lining depends on where you are in your cycle. Your need further evaluation. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining (21mm on CD 11)? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.
Since ttc, I have started having pre-menstrual spotting for 3-4 days before actual period for 8 days. TTC for 8 months. Endometrial lining thick.?
26 yr old female. Pelvic ultrasound 2 weeks post period showed endometrial lining 12mm thick. Previous ultrasound 15mm a month prior. Concerns?
Probably: Not. If the endometrium otherwise looks normal, there is expected variation within the cycle and also technical variations between exams. So it is likely that there is nothing of concern. ...Read more
If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?
Vaginal ultrasound showed endometrial lining 14mm thick & I still had 15 days till period due. Suffering from lower pelvic pain& post-coital bleeding?
More info: Any post coital bleeding warrants an exam of the cervix and make sure pap up to date as wouldn't want to miss precancer of cervix as cause. Lining is perfectly normal for your # day in cycle. Possibly adenomyosis or endometriosis as cause of pain and bleeding? Talk to md about these & other possibilities! ...Read more
A little thick: Individual cases must be evaluated by a doctor. In general we expect the endometrial lining to be less than 5 mm in a post menopausal woman. Your obgyn can determine based on your unique history if an endometrial biopsy or other evaluation is warranted or not. ...Read more
What is the acceptable range for endometrium lining before and after menopause for 50 yrs Asian women? If within range, is biopsy required for my age?
Bleed: If post menopausal lining should be less than 5 mm. If you are having abnormal bleeding I would do the biopsy just to be safe. ...Read more
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