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Doctor insights on: Thickened Uterine Lining Seen On Ultrasound

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Should I be worried if I was told I have a thickened uterine lining? What other tests should be done, besides a transvaginal ultrasound?

Should I be worried if I was told I  have a thickened  uterine lining? What  other tests should be done, besides a transvaginal ultrasound?

Normal: It is normal for premenopausal women to have a thickened endometrium, which can up to about 15 mm in thickness. The thickness changes based on the phase of the cycle. ...Read more

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What is ultrasound? Virgin 18 and want to examine brownish things in my pads and possible uterine lining overgrowth. Possible?

What  is ultrasound? Virgin 18 and want to examine brownish things in my pads and possible uterine lining overgrowth. Possible?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound is a painless test using a wand or probe which is pressed over the abdomen, or in some cases inserted into the vagina. An image of soft structures is produced on a screen, which is then reviewed by your doctor. It is a valuable, safe tool to evaluate problems with the female reproductive system. ...Read more

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How is ultrasound done on a 18 yrs virgin to check uterine lining overgrowth and brownish things in my pads? Other possible methods?

How is ultrasound done on a 18 yrs virgin to check uterine lining overgrowth and brownish things in my pads? Other possible methods?

Pelvic ultrasound: can be performed transabdominally. Transvaginal ultrasound provides more detail, but in your case it may make sense to start with a transabdominal scan and see if it provides the necessary information. ...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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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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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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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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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

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more