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I am peri menopausal, with pain and bloating, unusual bleeding and now a thickened lining of my womb....any ideas? 40 yr old

I am peri menopausal, with pain and bloating, unusual bleeding and now a thickened lining of my womb....any ideas? 40 yr old

Get checked out.: You should have a thorough workup to determine the exact cause of these problems and to be sure that there's nothing dangerous. Full history, physical exam, ultrasound and possibly biopsy may be needed. The results of this work up will help determine the best treatment options for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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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I have been told I have fluid in the lining of the womb and I have something like endometriosis but it's outside the womb I'm through menopause?

I have been told I have fluid in the lining of the womb and I have something like endometriosis but it's outside the womb I'm through menopause?

Concerning: Fluid in the uterine cavity is normal in younger women but after menopause it is concerning for cancer. You need to see a gynecologist for evaluation and you may need an endometrial biopsy. The tissue outside the uterus is also something that needs further evaluation, Please see a gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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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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How is a thin womb lining thickened???

How is a thin womb lining thickened???

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

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I have been told I have a thickened womb lining 22mm on day 25 of cycle can you get pregnant if your lining is this thick?

I have been told I have a thickened womb lining 22mm on day 25 of cycle can you get pregnant if your lining is this thick?

Difficult to get pre: It depends on the cause of the thickened endometrial lining also called endometrial hyperplasia, there is diffuculty in getting pregnant and if you get pregnant, you may have difficulty carrying baby to term.
Prescription hormones and fertility btreatment can increase your chance of conceiving
discuss the options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is treatment for thickened womb lining as I want to get pregnant?

What is treatment for thickened womb lining as I want to get pregnant?

Endometrial lining: The endometrial (womb) lining may be thicker in women with irregular periods or women taking medications for ovulation induction. If the lining is too thick, it may lower the chance for conceiving successfully. If your periods are irregular, you should see your provider to help to regulate your cycles or use medications to shed the lining before trying. ...Read more

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Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

Requires attention: More often than not, when caught early, this situation is not cancer, but should be evaluated and treated asap. If cancer, and treated early can be cured. If not cancer, it will not go away or get better, and must be treated sooner or later anyway. Delay could lead to cancer. ...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

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Very sore in ext. Vaginal area I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Very sore in ext. Vaginal area I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Vaginal Estrogen: When you are in menopause, your body stops making estrogen. Since the vaginal tissue is very sensitive to estrogen, it can become thin and lose its ability to stretch. When you have intercourse, you can actually get micro-tears in the vaginal wall that are painful. These symptoms usually respond to a vaginal estrogen cream or tablet. Don't have intercourse if its painful. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Just a little: Your uterus will undergo a little shrinkage after menopause, in some women more than in others, but if it was significantly enlarged before menopause it will not shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is it normal for the womb lining to fall out?

Is it normal for the womb lining to fall out?

Menstrual period: Yes, it is. The clots that you may notice in your menstrual blood are the lining of the womb that is coming out. ...Read more

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If the lining of my womb is thick, does it mean af due or im pregnant?

If the lining of my womb is thick, does it mean af due or im pregnant?

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

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How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks?

How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks?

Unknown: No one really knows exactly how thick the lining should be during pregnancy. It's not something that's commonly measured. The only thing that matters early on is the existence of a fetal pole and heartbeat. ...Read more

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How long after a womb lining biopsy do u get results especially if positive?

How long after a womb lining biopsy do u get results especially if positive?

1-2 weeks: It depends but you should expect the results to be available to your doctor in a week to two weeks. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more