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Doctor insights on: Thickness Of Endometrium During Menstrual Cycle

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

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

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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35 yo F abnormally thick endometrium 5 days post norm menstrual cycle. no fibroids.Tubes tied 9 yrs ago, also having polyuria, what could be the cause?

35 yo F abnormally thick endometrium 5 days post norm menstrual cycle. no fibroids.Tubes tied 9 yrs ago, also having polyuria, what could be the cause?

Thick endometrium: Normally if the endometrium is thick the doctor would perform an endometrial biopsy to sample the tissue and confirm there are no precancerous changes. They might also consider getting a better look at the uterine cavity with a sonohystogram or hysteroscopy. ...Read more

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When is best time during menstrual cycle to have a vaginal ultrasound to look at endometrium and inside uterus In terms of looking for fibroids?

When is best time during menstrual cycle to have a vaginal ultrasound to look at endometrium and inside uterus In terms of looking for fibroids?

Anytime: There is no "best" time to look for fibroids in the menstrual cycle as they can be seen throughout the cycle. The endometrium grows more towards the end of the cycle, but the sonogram examiner will already have accounted for that growth by asking for a LMP.(last menstrual period) unless it is excessive. ...Read more

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What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

Usual drinks: You need not necessarily change your drinking habits during your cycle. If you tend to get dehydrated and weak, keep up your fluids with water based drinks and gatorade can be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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How much blood does woman lose during menstrual cycle?

Menstrual bleeding: Average menstrual bleeding is around 30-40 cc (ml.) abnormal heavy bleeding is defined as greater than 80 cc(ml.). ...Read more

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What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

Varies: Our reproductive system is controlled by a delicately balanced mechanism called the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The hypothalamus, which is part of the brain, the anterior pituitary gland and the testes in men or ovaries in women all produce hormones that we need for reproduction. Alcohol can interfere with the working of all three areas. It has also been linked to infertility. ...Read more

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How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

2-3 ounces: Sometimes a little more, if you are worried it is too heavy your gyn can do a work up and there are many options ranging from bc pills, lysteda, endometrial ablation which I do on many of my patients , wear a balloon is palced in teh uterus for 8 minutes and it gets rid of the lining so no more periods if you are done with fertlity. ...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


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