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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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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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An ultrasound showed a my endometrial lining is only 4mm and there are benign-appearing follicular cysts. Could it be pcos?

An ultrasound showed a my endometrial lining is only 4mm and there are benign-appearing follicular cysts. Could it be pcos?

Not likely: The diagnosis of PCOS can not be made on the basis of your ultrasound; it requires information on your personal Gyn and General health history plus some specific sonographic criteria and/ or blood hormonal tests. Your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted to answer your concern. ...Read more

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My ultrasound states that there is focal thuckening of the endometrial lining isolated to the fundus and proximal body. It measures approx 1cm in thic?

My ultrasound states that there is focal thuckening of the endometrial lining isolated to the fundus and proximal body. It measures approx 1cm in thic?

Evaluation: A sonogram report like this may trigger further testing. Your obgyn may want to do a specialized sonogram called a sonohystogram or visually inspect the area with a hysteroscopy. Both are effective ways at evaluating the endometrial cavity for polyps, fibroids and other pathology ...Read more

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56yrs/p. Ultrasound- endometrial lining m. 1.2cm with increased vascularity & small cystic area in endometrium. Please explain, what it could be.

56yrs/p. Ultrasound- endometrial lining m. 1.2cm with increased vascularity & small cystic area in endometrium. Please explain, what it could be.

Several possibilitie: Since your profile says age 56, I will assume that you are postmenopausal. An endometrial thickness of 1.2 cm is too big and needs a biopsy. The main possible causes are hyperplasia, polyp or endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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45 years old. Had pap and ultrasound and both were normal but pap came back with endometrial cells on uterine lining. I had just finished cycle.

45 years old. Had pap and ultrasound and both were normal but pap came back with endometrial cells on uterine lining. I had just finished cycle.

A thought: There are cervical cells from the cervix.
There are endometrial cells which are the uterine lining.
The goal is to detect cervical or uterine cancer and the best hope is for normal cells! ...Read more

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I'm 35. I got an internal ultrasound 4 weeks after last period. The endometrial lining was 20mm. Could this be due to the period about to come on?

I'm 35. I got an internal ultrasound 4 weeks after last period. The endometrial lining was 20mm. Could this be due to the period about to come on?

Timing of sonogram: The endometrial thickness is premenopausal women must be interpreted knowing where she is in the menstrual cycle. A thin lining is expected in the early stages and a thick lining is expected before the cycle starts. Contact the doctor who ordered your sonogram so that it can be interpreted in your unique circumstances ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

See below: Endometrial cells are what make up the uterine lining, so this is a normal comment. If on the other hand, you are having abnormal bleeding (as a reason for the ultrasound that you had performed) and there are endometrial cells on a pap smear, then you definitely need further evaluation of the uterine lining to rule out pre-cancerous changes called hyperplasia. ...Read more

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An ultrasound of my uterus showed my uterus is large10.8x4.2x5.5 and endometrial lining was 9.0 mm and a simple cyst in my right ovary is this normal?

An ultrasound of my uterus showed my uterus is large10.8x4.2x5.5 and endometrial lining was 9.0 mm and a simple cyst in my right ovary is this normal?

Most likely: The of the uterus is influenced by many factors which include children. Fibroids also can enlarge the uterus. The 9 mm thickness is still within a normal range assume of course you still get your period and where you are in the cycle. Ovarian cysts are very common ...Read more

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Hi! I'm 22 years old I live with the polycystic syndrome. Las week I had a sonogram that's shows my endometrial lining measures in 0.5cm it's normal?

Hi! I'm 22 years old I live with the polycystic syndrome. Las week I had a sonogram that's shows my endometrial lining measures in 0.5cm it's normal?

PCOS ; bleeding: If you are having bleeding issues with your pcos, it would be wise to consult your gyn md for the answer to the thickened endometrium or biopsy as overgrowth of the endometrium is more cmmon with pcos. ...Read more

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Did an ultrasound 5wks4dys. HCG was 858. Tech only saw a thick lining. Is this a good sign? Didn't do a vaginal ultrasound.

Did an ultrasound 5wks4dys. HCG was 858. Tech only saw a thick lining. Is this a good sign? Didn't do a vaginal ultrasound.

Dates: Sometimes as early as 5 - 6 weeks a yolk sac or fetal pole may not show up. And there is a wide range for the HCG. You may want to see your OB in a couple weeks to have it repeated ...Read more

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Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos. Ago & Dr. Monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos. Ago & Dr. Monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Biopsy will tell: There are several causes of a thickened urterine lining:

Hyperplasiis, polyps, horomonal (estrogen excess) can also cause a thicker uterine liniing. A D&C and a pathologist reading of your biopsy will reveal what the cause is. Cancers themselves can be either slow or fast growing but the process begins long before it is noted. No need to speculate - await th epatholgoist report. ...Read more

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Abnormal bleeding constant for more than 3 months with large blood clots had ultrasound and thick lining?

Abnormal bleeding constant for more than 3 months with large blood clots had ultrasound and thick lining?

Anovulation: You describe anovulatory cycles. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels thereby disrupting the cycle. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had constant heavy bleeding for 4 months, non-stop. I had vaginal ultrasound showing unusually thick uterine lining. What could it be?

I have had constant heavy bleeding for 4 months, non-stop. I had vaginal ultrasound showing unusually thick uterine lining. What could it be?

Depends on age: Depending on thick and what your age is usually helps in coming to what it could be. The endometrium thickens because of hypertrophy. Polyps can do that as well. And yes so would endometrial cancer. Sometimes other studies are needed but above all else speak to your doctor ...Read more

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26 yr old female. Pelvic ultrasound 2 weeks post period showed endometrial lining 12mm thick. Previous ultrasound 15mm a month prior. Concerns?

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

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My doctor said I have a really thick endometrium lining. What does this mean? I just had my second pelvic ultrasound today.

My doctor said I have a really thick endometrium lining. What does this mean? I just had my second pelvic ultrasound today.

Hyperplasia: The concern would be that there is endometrial hyperplasia which may indicate some increased risk of endometrial carcinoma. Depending on your symptoms and the appearance of the thickening an endometrial biopsy may be suggested. Actual statistical risk is fairly low but statistics are applicable to groups, not so much to individuals. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?

Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?

Yes: This depends on what symptoms the fibroids are causing. Besides surgery, fibroids may be treated by choking off blood supply with vessel embolization or ablation with ultrasound waves. You should consult a gyn & an interventional radiologist.

9.5 mm endometrium is considered abnormally thick for post-menopausal women. Gyn consult recommended. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound showed endometrial lining 14mm thick & I still had 15 days till period due. Suffering from lower pelvic pain& post-coital bleeding?

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

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During the 3rd day of my period doctor did transvaginal ultrasound and said I have a thick lining. What does it mean?

During the 3rd day of my period doctor did transvaginal ultrasound and said I have a thick lining. What does it mean?

Thick endometrium: Lining of the uterus is the same as endometrium. He might consider endometrial pathologies like fibroids or uterine polyps causing a thick endometrium. ...Read more