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Doctor insights on: Thickness Of Endometrial Lining During Menstrual Cycle

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had 4 induced abortions. No complications, menstrual is normal have had 3 miscarriages after. Did I mess up my endometrial lining? & is that fixable

I had 4 induced abortions. No complications, menstrual is normal have had 3 miscarriages after. Did I mess up my endometrial lining? & is that fixable

No: It isn't the endometrium that is the source of the repeated miscarriages. It is either a genetic issue or cervical incompetence. The cervix may be opening too soon in the 2nd trimester and may need to have a suture placed (cerclage).Genetic issues can be tested at the time of the miscarriage with the products of conception or later with blood testing (TORCH titer). ...Read more

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Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle: During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary. It is microscopic and not visible with the naked eye. ...Read more

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My endometrial lining is 4.2mm after 15th day of my menstrual cycle is it normal iam trying to concieve?

My endometrial lining is 4.2mm after 15th day of my menstrual cycle is it normal iam trying to concieve?

On thin side: A lining less than 7mm is thin. However there isn't any data that show a for sure correlation between thin lining and inability to get pregnant. If someone is having trouble conceiving and they are found to have a thin lining sometimes this will warrant further treatment and evaluation ...Read more

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Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this I've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know I'm 38 n I know I'm not goi

Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this I've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know I'm 38 n I know I'm not goi

No effect: An ablation will not change your hormones or when you will go through natural menopause. It's more difficult to evaluate menopausal status after an ablation without your periods and usually requires some bloodwork. Would visit with your doc and see if you are indeed starting perimenopause. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a endometrial biopsy be done when menstral cycle is present?

Please tell me, could a endometrial biopsy be done when menstral cycle is present?

See below: An endometrial biopsy should not be done during menstruation. You doctor should time the biopsy depending on whether it is for assessing ovulation or cancer investigation. ...Read more

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If transvaginal US says my endometrial lining is 0.8cm (8mm) during mid proliferative stage (cycle day 10). Is that normal for premenopausal women?

If transvaginal US says my endometrial lining is 0.8cm (8mm) during mid proliferative stage (cycle day 10). Is that normal for premenopausal women?

Pretty normal: The endometrial thickness varies throughout the cycle. It also depends on age and if any medications are taken. The evaluation in any one individual needs to take in account the entire picture. Consider scheduling follow up with the doctor who ordered it for more precise evaluation ...Read more

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I have severe left sided pelvic pain during ovulation and menstrual cycle, periods not heavy. Scan showed womb lining to thick pipelle biopsy clear?

I have severe left sided pelvic pain during ovulation and menstrual cycle, periods not heavy. Scan showed womb lining to thick pipelle biopsy clear?

Normal: It is normal to have pain with ovulation and menses. If your work-up is normal, you can ask your doctor for advice on treating the pain. ...Read more

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How can I curve my cravings during my menstrual cycle?

How can I curve my cravings during my menstrual cycle?

Possible options: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more

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Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

No: Your emotions can be more varied during the time period prior to menses. This is called pms. ...Read more

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What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

On Period: Technically, the menstrual cycle starts on the first day of the period. Most women are menstruating during part or all of the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining. After menstruation, the uterus must re-generate the uterine lining in preparation for ovulation around day 14. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to only ovulated during her menstrual cycle?

Not during menses: I believe you are asking if it is possible to only ovulate during your menses, which is the part of the menstrual cycle where your uterine lining sheds and leads to the menstrual bleeding. That only occurs AFTER ovulation, and never during it. ...Read more

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Describe the changes that occur in endometrium during the menstrual cycle.?

Get ready for PG: The endometrium and the menstrual cycle both change in preparation of pregnancy. If an embryo does not implant then the process starts over. We do not know all the changes but the endometrium grows thicker after menses from estrogen. Progesterone, after ovulation, stops growth and cause the quality of the endometrium to become receptive to implantation. I hope this info helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a cyst and only feel the pain of it during your menstrual cycle?

Is it possible to have a cyst and only feel the pain of it during your menstrual cycle?

Cyst pain: Yes that's possible. The uterus does swell slightly when a woman is on her period. That may be enough to put some extra pressure on anything surrounding the uterus which could include an ovary with a cyst in it. ...Read more

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What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

Pregnancy?: You could be pregnant or your period can be delayed for many reasons including stress or viral illnesses. Consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

Hormones: Hormonal chnages that occur when you are having your period will cause the bloating to occur. ...Read more

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I'm unable to sleep during the middle of menstrual cycle?

I'm unable to sleep during the middle of menstrual cycle?

Take melatonin it: May help you. Melatonin is stimulated by darkness but is suppressed by light. This is why we tend to want to sleep at night and be awake during the day. This natural hormone controls the circadian rhythm in the body, making us feel tired and letting us know when it is time for sleep. ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize bloating during menstrual cycle?

Bloating: Period bloating: try omega 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I experience right side kidney pain before and during my menstrual cycle?

Why do I experience right side kidney pain before and during my menstrual cycle?

Evaluation: Pain the occurs each month related to the menstrual cycle can be caused by a variety of things. Endometriosis is the most common. See an Obgyn and ask for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of severe excruciating back pain during a menstrual cycle?

What could be the cause of severe excruciating back pain during a menstrual cycle?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis, or another congenital anomaly that connects the uterus with the lower inner spine. ...Read more

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Buring during urination but I am on my menstrual cycle and it just started happening This morning. Please help!

Buring during urination but I am on my menstrual cycle and it just started happening This morning. Please help!

Urinary infections: Sounds like you may have a urinary infection see your doctor for testing and an exam ...Read more

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I'm experiencing really bad cramps during my menstrual cycle and I'm just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?

I'm experiencing really bad cramps during my menstrual cycle and I'm just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?

Medications: Typically women use a pain reliever or anti inflammatory medication for temporary relief. Any of the non steroidal agents will work well - naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, meloxicam, etc. If the pain is persistent the hormonal contraceptives may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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Dear doctors I have lots of confusions and difficulties during my menstrual cycle kindly guide me to overcome these difficulties. Thanks?

Menstrual confusion: Baseline blood testing and physical exam would be in order. Are you on medications or over the counter remedies? Anything new added at about the time you developed these symptoms? Do you crave certain foods at this time and are you or anyone in your family susceptible to food allergies? If more often premenstrual, supplementing with b6 and magnesium may help.? B complex, vitamin d, and fish oil. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?

Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why are migraines more severe and harder to treat during my menstrual cycle. Triptans alone barely put a dent in it, but usually triptans helps?

Why are migraines more severe and harder to treat during my menstrual cycle. Triptans alone barely put a dent in it, but usually triptans helps?

Hormones the answer: Changes in hormones are known to influence migraines, and it is common that migraines are worse during the menstrual cycle. Other treatments may help at that time, such as ibuprofen and triptan together, toradol, or midrin for example. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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