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Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Many Reasons: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, and the lining is referred to as the endometrial stripe. Anything over 3-4mm is considered outside of the normal range. The obvious worry is endometrial cancer. But other things can cause this like certain medications and endometrial hyperplasia, which describes an abnormal and excessive overgrowth of cells in the inner lining. It needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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Endometrium (Definition)

The endometrium is the area that lines the uterus. During the menstrual cycle this is the tissue that is sloughed off if ...Read more


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What is thickened endometrium ? there is possible preganacy in this?

What is thickened endometrium ? there is possible preganacy in this?

Many things can do i: The endometrium(lining of the uterus) is supposed to thicken every menstrual cycle and then shed off with menses if a pregnancy does not occur. Early pregnancy, incomplete shedding of the endometrium with a period, excessive overgrowth of the endometrium , and cancer can all cause "thickened" results on ultrasound. ...Read more

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A thickened endometrium on a post menopausal lady mean always cancer?

Not always: Not always, but certainly would be suspicious for cancer-and further evaluation- i.e. Biopsy should be done to rule in/rule out. Biopsy is the only thing that can tell you for sure whether it is malignancy or not. ...Read more

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I have a thickened endometrium, possibly endometrium hyperplasia, is there anything i can do own my own to thin it and increase my progesterone levels?

I have a thickened endometrium, possibly endometrium hyperplasia, is there anything i can do own my own to thin it and increase my progesterone levels?

Get the biopsy: The most important timing is to check the biopsy and see if this is normal vs hyperplasia vs something more serious... Then you can think about treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium. echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?

What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium.
echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?

Phase of cycle: The thickness of the endometrium may reflect the phase of your cycle. You didn't say how thick. As for echogenic material in the lining, it is not uncommon to have a calcification in the endometrial lining. As long as these findings are related to your cycle there maybe little effect. I would still discuss this with your doctors ...Read more

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Hi i have a thickened endometrium of 16mm. What does this mean? i sm 40 and having irregular periods for last 3mths.

Hi i have a thickened endometrium of 16mm. What does this mean? i sm 40 and having irregular periods for last 3mths.

Follow up: If you have intermenstrual bleediing, your gyn may want to sample the endometrial lining to ensure that you dont have a malignancy. Otherwise, your thickness in itself is not of significant concern. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Ultrasound reports thickened endometrium with suspicious polyp at 1.8 x 1.9 x 1.1cm in the fundus, evidence of increased vascularity. Is this serious?

Ultrasound reports thickened endometrium with suspicious polyp at 1.8 x 1.9 x 1.1cm in the fundus, evidence of increased vascularity. Is this serious?

It can be: Most of the endometrial polyps i examine microscopically are benign, but some can be very serious. Please follow up with your doctor and heed their advice. ...Read more