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Doctor insights on: Uterine Thickening Causes

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Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Can substantial weight gain cause your uterine lining to thicken?

Yes but : Weight gain can cause endometrial thickening but this is not normal. This is from excess estrogen and it is a risk factor for cancer. If your endometrial lining was thickened please get evaluated. ...Read more

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What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

Estrogen excess: Endometrial thickening is usually due to excess estrogen effect on the uterine lining or infrequent ovulation. A polyp, submucus fibroid or (less commonly) an endometrial cancer can cause an abnormally thickened endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause uterine endometrium to be thickened? Dr says no need to biopsy 17mm thickening measured a week after my period. I'm concerned

Does endometriosis cause uterine endometrium to be thickened? Dr says no need to biopsy 17mm thickening measured a week after my period. I'm concerned

Unusual: Endo does not usually cause that. But something is so best to either biopsy or take a look with a camera to see what is causing that. It is strange. But I do agree not likely from endo. Could be polyp. ...Read more

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What is thickening of the uterus caused by?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis, or endometrial glands infolding into the smooth muscle of the uterus is a common cause often found after hysterctomy. Uterine fibroid nodules can also produce thickening of the uterus. ...Read more

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Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Is thickening of the uterus lining cause for concern? I am 29 and had a child 1 year ago.

Maybe: If you are having regular periods with no breakthrough bleeding, it is not likely to be a problem. But if you do not have regular monthly menses, the thickening could be an indication of endometrial hyperplasia, which can progress to endometrial cancer. ...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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What causes the uterus lining to thicken? I had my ovaries removed Nov. 2015 and now my uterus is measuring 5.6. I was told it needs to be 4.

What causes  the uterus lining to thicken?  I had my ovaries removed Nov. 2015 and now my uterus is measuring 5.6.  I was told it needs to be 4.

Endometrium: The lining is fed by estrogen. The lining may be thickening from estrogen pills, or from estrogen produced in your fat stores. Progesterone acts to keep the lining thin. If you are on estrogen, you should also be one progesterone. Hope this helps. DrG ...Read more

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What alternative can be used instead of tamoxiphen , ? Is that alternative med also cause uterus thickening. And cancer ?

What alternative can be used instead of tamoxiphen , ? Is that alternative med also cause uterus thickening. And cancer ?

Change diet,herbs ;: There is no single natural alternative to tamoxifen but changes in diet, lifestyle and certain herbs may help you achieve the benefits of tamoxifen without the risks. See http://elynjacobs.Wordpress.Com/2012/01/15/natural-alternatives-to-tamoxifen/ for a well-written detailed discussion. ...Read more