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Thickened Cervix Lining
Gyno unexpectedly biopsy's cervix for thickend uterine lining says this will come back inconclusive. I will need to put you to sleep and do dnc?
I think u mean: Gyn biopsied the endometrium, not the cervix, if your gyn does not have the set-up to do this in office, like I do, which is called a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy or D&C means it will have to be done in the hospital or maybe u can be referred to someone who can do it in office, I am able to do 99% of those in office with my pts awake, very uncommon today to have to do that in hospital. ...Read more
Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?
Cervical stenosis: It is very common for the gynecologist to have difficulty inserting a biopsy instrument through the cervix when a patient is in menopause. This is called cervical stenosis. If the doctor could get the instrument into the uterine cavity and only retrieved scant tissue, that would imply that the lining of the uterus is atrophic or thin. If there is any question, you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more
Ultrasound results?: If this report were for a pelvic ultrasound, it could mean several things. It would also be interpreted in the context of what symptoms are occurring (irregular bleeding, pain, ?). The endometrial lining varies in thickness during the menstrual cycle, and is typically thickest right before a menstrual period (day 25). A closed cervix is a normal finding. ...Read more
You may do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative, you are not pregnant. If it is positive, repeat it a week later. Alternatively, you could get a blood HCG level that would be more informative. If you wish to have more immediate answer, you may ask your doctor to do an ultrasound examination.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
What does thicking of the cervix/uterus lining mean? Dr has recommended a biopsy. 49 premenopausal otherwise healthy
Risk for cancer: It would be good to follow your doctor's advice and have the biopsy. ...Read more
Have had brown bleeding for 3 days post ovulation, where could it be coming from? Ovaries? Uterine lining? Cervix? It happens every month.
Bleeding: Does not come from the ovaries it is due to shedding of the uterine lining ...Read more
Is it possible for fibroids to grow within a year? And could they possibly affect implantation and the lining of cervix? Does removing them an option for someone who has never conceived. And does it after chances of getting pregnant in the future?
Yes and Yes: Yes fibroids can grow quickly, even within a few months. If they grow toward the center or the lining of the uterus, they can affect implantation. They don't typically affect the cervix, but they can. Removing them is an option for someone trying to conceive. Typically removing fibroids that are preventing conception will result in increased fertility. See your physician and get tested. ...Read more
No period for 101 days. My doc says its "ok lining is too thin" I have stopped the pill 2mths. Found out Today Slanted cervix. Not pregnant.?
Sounds OK: Give it some more time, if no period 6 months after discontinuation of pills, will need further evaluation ...Read more
Have a cervix n ovary cyst but also a thick lining in uterine, a vibration around my ovarys n tingling in my legs, no period for 2 mon, not pregnant, I'm scared I got my obgyn appoinment on 9-18?
Ultrasound needed: Most likely, you will be reassured when you visit your physician and an ultrasound is performed. It most likely is due to not ovulating and that is why the lining is thick. ...Read more
Thickening on x-ray: The differential includes: inflammation (colitis, diverticulitis), infiltrative disease (like cancer), muscular contraction (like spasm), more. Don't put off a colonoscopy for definitive evaluation. In the meantime, for your piece of mind, a home FIT (fecal immunochemical test) can be performed & will pick up 79% of colon cancers with a single screen (the rate is closer to 95% for colonoscopy). ...Read more
Probably nothing: If periods are persistently heavy, it may be reasonable to hysteroscope and check for polyps. ...Read more
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
Womb lining thickene: LebogangM ~ usually under the influence of hormones. Estrogen thickens, progesterone in the 2nd 1/2 of the cycle makes it mature and allows breakdown. Pregnancy and infection and neoplastic conditions are some others. Do not worry about this. All you should be doing is seeing the OBGYN once a year for an exam and a PAP smear and he will advise if any problems. Thx ...Read more
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
My daughter is 11 years with thickening of endometrial lining measuring 16mm. Is it normal. Her lmp was on 28/7/16?
Yes: Early in puberty the cycles are dominated by estrogen which stimulates endometrial buildup. Egg release is not consistent in the first year, but is followed by progesterone formation that triggers the cycle when conception does not occur. If no egg release occurs, a longer interval is expected but a heavier cycle would eventually occur. Up to 90 days is noted between cycles in normal young women. ...Read more
Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?
There are a couple: Of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining. By ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise. ...Read more
Can natural estrogen still function to thicken lining while my body is taking progestin pills 60 days continously? Or can progestin stop it at all?
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 -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more
Not really: The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either. ...Read more
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
How to prevent uterine lining from thickening on bhrt. And once it thickens from too much estrogen can I make it thin out by decreasing my estrogen?
Endometrial ablation: The purpose of endometrial ablation is to help stop heavy bleeding by burning and thinning the endometrial lining of the uterus. A thin line on ultrasound is expected and desirable. Is there a reason why you want to thicken your lining? Do not try to get pregnant with the endometrial ablation because it may lead to a placenta accreta. ...Read more
What causes the uterus lining to thicken? I had my ovaries removed Nov. 2015 and now my uterus is measuring 5.6. I was told it needs to be 4.
Unclear: There is not a known condition called thickening of the cervix. That is not a diagnosed or a known condition. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that this will do that ...Read more
I'm trying to conceive but have been told my uterine lining is thin. Is there anything I can do to thicken it up?
Thin Endometrium: This is one of the most difficult problems wee see. Often it is not something that can be corrected. Viagara suppositories, trental, vitamin e, acupuncture and herbal medicine have all been tried with very unpredictable results. If all attempts to address this fail, you may resort to working with a gestational carrier. ...Read more
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