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What does a thick uterus lining mean? I have had heavy long lasting periods with clots for my last 4 cycles. My gyno is having me do a saline injected

What does a thick uterus lining mean? I have had heavy long lasting periods with clots for my last 4 cycles. My gyno is having me do a saline injected

If your gyno: Is doing that then your gyno should have explained to you what a thick uterus lining means because that is why your gyno is doing that test so please call your gyno and make him or her explain why the test is being done and what to expect, personally I would do an in office hysteroscopy rather than that as u can see everything with your eyes thru the scope and can do a biopsy also. ...Read more

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


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I just had an ultrasound and was told I have a thick uterus lining. What does that mean? I been having irregular periods and some pelvic pain.

I just had an ultrasound and was told I have a thick uterus lining. What does that mean? I been having irregular periods and some pelvic pain.

Nonspecific: It could mean you are close to your period or that the lining has not been fully shed with your periods. Certain medications can cause this as well as various abnormal growths. It really needs to be evaluated in the context of your particular situation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the lining of the uterus is thick but your not bleeding?

What does it mean when the lining of the uterus is thick but your not bleeding?

US reading: Assuming this was from an US reading, it simply means that your uterus was measured and found to be in the "thick" classification category. As long as you are getting regular routine evaluations with your GYN dr. And getting your normal screening test done, and have no symptoms, AND assuring your GYN knows the report of the US, and is following you...then you should be fine. ...Read more

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Does a thick lining on uterus mean pregnant?

Does a thick lining on uterus mean pregnant?

Thick endometrium: Thick endometrium can be due to pregnancy but also can mean you are in the last days of your menstrual cycle. Other conditions that have a thick endometrium are : endoemtrial hyperplasia or pre cancer, endometrial polyps or uterine fibroids. See your obgyn for follow up. ...Read more

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My doctor said that I have a thick lining in my uterus what does this mean?

My doctor said that I have a thick lining in my uterus what does this mean?

Many possibile cause: Usually seen on ultrasound and is a reason to be observed and -especially if associated with abnormal bleeding-have an endometrial sampling (biopsy) done in the office. ...Read more

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I Got an ultra sound yesterday the doctor said the lining of my uterus was thick and I had a possible what looks like a sac. Does this mean im preg.

I Got an ultra sound yesterday the doctor said the lining of my uterus was thick and I had a possible what looks like a sac. Does this mean im preg.

It could: But it is too early to tell. I'm sure they told you they would want to do a repeat ultrasound soon. Follow up is essential to determine what this is. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why might someone have lining of the uterus is thick?

Why might someone have lining of the uterus is thick?

What did your doc: Say? Your doc should have explained all of the possible causes to you, could be from too much estrogen building up benign tissue, could be form intrauterine polyps or fibroids, could be from pre-cancer- hyperplasia or endometrial cancer if you were my pt I would do an in office hysteroscopy and biopsy to r/o anything bad and then I can rec txmnent, hopefully your doc does this in the office. ...Read more

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What does thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

What does thickening of outside of the uterus lining mean?

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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What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

OB monitoring: If you are now pregnant, your OB-GYN will monitor the thickness of the endometrial lining with periodic ultrasound measurements- this may be normal for you; however, it should be checked regularly. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant the lining of the uterus should not be thin. It would look enlarged on early ultrasound ...Read more

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What can extra lining in the uterus be caused by? Can it possibly mean infertility?

Abnormal: A thicken endometrial lining can either be endometrial hyperplasia, an endometrial polyp, or a submucosal fibroid. These are all abnormal. These can decrease implantation and increase infertility. ...Read more

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What cause a problem having thick uterus lining other than cancer with spoting after menopouse?

What cause a problem having thick uterus lining other than cancer with spoting after menopouse?

Endometrial: Overgrowth (hyperplasia) is a common cause of postmenopausal uterine endometrial thickening. It is benign but in some cases can lead to uterine cancer. Endometrial biopsy is at times needed to discriminate this from endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about cancer at this point? My Dr. Say the uterus lining is too thick. Is this true?

Should I be worried about cancer at this point? My Dr. Say the uterus lining is too thick. Is this true?

Endometrial growth: Your Doctor is concerned about the length of the endometrium if it is excessive. Endometrial hyperplasia can lead to endometrial cancer especially if you are overweight, skipping periods, and manufacturing extra estrogen. ...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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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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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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Hi, I had +urine preg. Test, while in us nothing detected except that uterus lining is thick. Lmp on 7/7/13.I had 4 abortion before. Is indicate preg?

Hi, I had +urine preg. Test, while in us nothing detected except that uterus lining is thick. Lmp on 7/7/13.I had 4 abortion before. Is indicate preg?

Miscarriage: I am very sorry, but am very unsure what you are asking of us here on health tap. Your OB should be the one to inform you of what this ultrasound report represents and should have done so immediately. It sounds as if you do not have a viable pregnancy, but I would have you confirm that with your ob. ...Read more

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I have a regular 27day cycle. Period lasts 2days light flow. Does that mean my uterus lining is to thin. I ovulate every cycle confirmed by bloods.?

I have a regular 27day cycle. Period lasts 2days light flow. Does that mean my uterus lining is to thin. I ovulate every cycle confirmed by bloods.?

Everything's normal: Regular ovulatory (cycles in which ovulations take place) menstrual cycles, a history of several pregnancy with a childbirth all indicate that the hormonal feedback cycle in that particular woman are fully intact as is the inner lining of the uterus. No reason to be concerned that the lining could be too thin. ...Read more

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I am approx 3 to 4 weeks pregnant and my uterus lining is 17.4 mm thick is this normal?

I am approx 3 to 4 weeks pregnant and my uterus lining is 17.4 mm thick is this normal?

Normal endometrium: Endometrium at time of implantation can range from 7mm to 14mm. After implantation, the endometrium respond to estrogen and progesterone for growth.
Thus your endometrium of 17.4mm 3-4weeks gestation can be normal.
For reassurance, you will need:
1. Get qualitative hcg and repeat after 2days for normal rise.
2. Get a follow up scan to confirm normal early fetal growth.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between passing clots and thick lining of uterus during period every hour?

What's the difference between passing clots and thick lining of uterus during period every hour?

Options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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My uterine lining is thick and my uterus is bleeding. I am also bloated. Am I pregnant?

Possibly: There is one way to find out have a pregnancy test. The described symptoms may be seen in a number of different conditions. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?

Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?

Yes: This depends on what symptoms the fibroids are causing. Besides surgery, fibroids may be treated by choking off blood supply with vessel embolization or ablation with ultrasound waves. You should consult a gyn & an interventional radiologist.

9.5 mm endometrium is considered abnormally thick for post-menopausal women. Gyn consult recommended. ...Read more

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I am 82 years old started to spot. Dr sent me for sonogram, teld me my uterus lining is too thick and I need a biopsy. What could be wrong?

Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding at your age can be caused by many things from cervicitis, endometritis, to more serious conditions like abnormal growths of the uterine or cervical cells. Get the evaluation done by the Dr. As you are and the diagnosis should be forthcoming so any appropriate treatment an take place, Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I had a early miscarriage in July and a recent scan shows " uterus lining not in uniform " confused what it means- Doppler suggests no polyps.

I had a early miscarriage in July and a recent scan shows " uterus lining not in uniform " confused what it means- Doppler suggests no polyps.

Not a clear term: “not in unform” is not a clear term. You will need to discuss with your doctor what this might mean and determine if other testing is warranted. A sonohystogram or hysteroscopy is better way to diagnosis endometrial polyps than sonogram ...Read more

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Side effect chlomid is thinning lining of uterus. Does that mean higher chance of miscarriage as well as harder to implant?

Side effect chlomid is thinning lining of uterus. Does that mean higher chance of miscarriage as well as harder to implant?

Thin lining: Clomid (clomiphene) will thicken the endometrial lining at lower doses. A thickness of 8mm or more is associated with implantation success. Consult with your physician. This very old medication still works great for women with infertility due to lack of ovulation. ...Read more

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Would never being pregnant determine the method of hysterectomy surgery for removal of uterus, tubes and ovary. Reason for surgery is thick lining.

Would never being pregnant determine the method of hysterectomy surgery for removal of uterus, tubes and ovary. Reason for surgery is thick lining.

One factor: The number of pregnancies is one factor in determining the route of surgery. The patient’s size, the size of the uterus, the size of the vagina, the amount of uterine prolapse, previous surgeries, medical problems, surgeon preference, surgeon skin and experience are other a few of the other factors. Each case must be evaluated individually to determine the best surgical approach. ...Read more