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Thick Endometrial Lining On Ultrasound
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
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
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
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
56yrs/p. Ultrasound- endometrial lining m. 1.2cm with increased vascularity & small cystic area in endometrium. Please explain, what it could be.
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.
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
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
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?
I'm on 2nd round of clomid (clomiphene) missed periods had a ultrasound on 33rd cyclic day dr. Said condensed\clotted blood endometrial lining negative HPT 35th day?
From what you described you are not pregnant. I trust that you are taking pre-natal vitamins.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?
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
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
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
I just had an ultrasound and was told I have a thick uterus lining. What does that mean? I been having irregular periods and some pelvic pain.
Nonspecific: It could mean you are close to your period or that the lining has not been fully shed with your periods. Certain medications can cause this as well as various abnormal growths. It really needs to be evaluated in the context of your particular situation. ...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?
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
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
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.?
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