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What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more

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Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Yes : Once you go through menopause, defined as no period for 12 months, then your uterus will get slightly smaller and the adenomyosis will get better. If there is any confusion about the source of your pain, call your doctor ! ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Checklist)

See your doctor
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Consider taking hormones
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Exercise more, including weight lifting
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Improve your diet
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Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Good chance: That you will get alot of relief after menopause. Conservative surgery for adenomyosis is often unsatisfactory. Hysterectomy coudl bea good choice if you are not ineterested in future childbearing. ...Read more

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My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

Postmenopausal bleed: Post menopausal bleeding can lead to cancer in 10% of cases. You have to wait for the biopsy results to get a final answer. My advise is not to get anxious until you get final results. Even when it comes to the worse nowadays in most cases when it is detected on time there is treatment for this. F/u with your gyn provider as recommended. ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Checklist)

Make exercise 5-7 times a week a life priority
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Check for food triggers for feelings of bloating
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Avoid weight gain by changing your eating habits
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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

Peak incidence: Uterine cancer peak incidence 49 yrs and older ( premenopausal and menopausal woman.Rare in younger woman. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Overgrowth or polyp: Women often experience an overgrowth of the lining of their uterus, the endometrium, called hyperplasia. The hyperplasia may be only simple, requiring only hormonal treatment, or complex, with atypia, which is more worrisome since it can be precancerous, best treated with hysterectomy. If the uterine lining's thickness was noted on an ultrasound, it may also be due to a polyp, usually benign. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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

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