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Thin Endometrial Stripe
Why would part of my endometrial stripe be thin and part be thick (over 1cm)? This is 7 days after end of a abnormal 21 day period.
Uneven "lawn mowing": When the estrogen/progesterone sequencing is "out of phase" for whatever reason then the endometrium will be "disordered" just like a drunken landscaper mowing your yard or a tornado that has plowed through a corn field. Thus when the period starts only the part of the endometrium that is "tallest" will shed leaving the rest in place to begin to bleed again later. ...Read more
What does it mean endometrial stripe is thin,0.6cm &both ovaries are normal in size with thinly scattered follicle cysts less than 1.7cm?
Normal: That is a completely normal ultrasound report for your age. The uterine lining (endometrial stripe) is minimally thickened and the small cysts are immature eggs that will potentially mature and ovulate in the future. ...Read more
Endometrial stripe meas 4.6mm and its thin endometrium with small gestational sac , is it normal for a 7 weeks pregnant?
Depends: If you were 59 that stripe would not be normal but at 49 it could be depending on where you are during your cycle if still having periods. If taking pills that stripe would be abnormal. Could indicate a polyp or build up of tissue if not having regular cycles. Would need to know why was this checked? If concerned could either biopsy or take Progesterone to thin out or check seral sonograms. ...Read more
Not reliable: This description is not very reliable. The endometrial stripe is helpful to describe in a menopausal women and has been studied related to fertility. It is normal in your age range for the endometrium to be thinner after a period (4mm) and then thicken thru the month until menstruation. Up to 20mm may be normal. If you are having problems with heavy or irregular bleeding, then have a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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