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I am 59 years old. I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp). I have no bleeding no pain. Is this cancer?

I am 59 years old.  I just had a ultrasound it showed thickened uterus 11mm and fibrous (sp).  I have no bleeding no pain.  Is this cancer?

Your Gynecologist ca: You should seek further help from your gynecologist. The question I have is why you had the ultrasound done in the first place? Thickening of the uterine lining can be benign but it needs to be moitored for further change in next 3 to 6 months. This can be done with a repeat ultrasound. If the thickness increases further, then an endometrial biopsy may provide the answers to the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Ultrasound showed the wall of my uterus is thick, uterus is enlarged, and fibroids. Heavy/bad periods every 3 mos. Lasting over a month. Cancer odds?

Ultrasound showed the wall of my uterus is thick, uterus is enlarged, and fibroids. Heavy/bad periods every 3 mos. Lasting over a month. Cancer odds?

If u have thick endo: Endometrium, it depends how thick at your age if it measures over 10 mm u need a hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy that I do in office and then u will know whether u have normal tissue, endometrial pre- cancer called hyperplasia or less commonly endometrial cancer- hopefully not. ...Read more

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I am am not ovulating and doc did sonogram and noticed my uterus was almost 13 mm thick. This was a few days before my period. Can this mean cancer?

I am am not ovulating and doc did sonogram and noticed my uterus was almost 13 mm thick. This was a few days before my period. Can this mean cancer?

What did s/he say?: After a sonogram - or any medical test - you must f/u with the Doctor who ordered the test, to get thorough results about your personal test results. ...Read more

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What does a normal uterus look like on a transabdominal ultrasound?

What does a normal uterus look like on a transabdominal ultrasound?

Look here: Look here at transvaginal us image of the uterus: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-images.Html. The uterus is generally harder to visualize in its complete extent on transabdominal images, but this is a close approximation of what is seen in transabdominal ultrasound (transvaginal is the better of the two). ...Read more

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What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

The same throughout: The entire uterus would look the same with out any fibroid s which would look like balls. Also the lining would be thin without any masses. ...Read more

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Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos.ago & Dr. monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Uterine lining 6mm thick 6 mos.ago & Dr. monitored. Did another ultrasound & now 9mm thick & will do D&C. Could cancer develop in that amount of time?

Biopsy will tell: there are several causes of a thickened urterine lining: Hyperplasiis, polyps, horomonal ( estrogen excess) can also cause a thicker uterine liniing. A D&C and a pathologist reading of your biopsy will reveal what the cause is. Cancers themselves can be either slow or fast growing but the process begins long before it is noted. No need to speculate - await th epatholgoist report. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

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