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Doctor insights on: What Does Thick Endometrial Lining Mean

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What does it mean when the endometrial lining is thick?

What does it mean when the endometrial lining is thick?

Depends: A thick endometrium can be normal if it is part of a normal ovulation cycle. However if your periods are not normal, it may be abnormal. If concerned, a doctor can do a simple biopsy. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, or possibly with outpatient surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the edometrial lining is thick?

What does it mean if the edometrial lining is thick?

Hypertrophy: When the period occurs the endometrium is shed. If you don't have a period, the lining becomes thickened, this is very treatable, but also very serious. Endometrial cancer can arise from a thickened endometrium. ...Read more

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What're the chances of a very thick endometrial lining being cancerous in a post menopausal woman?

What're the chances of a very thick endometrial lining being cancerous in a post menopausal woman?

Need a biopsy: Although a thickened endometrial lining can be one of the findings in uterine cancer, this finding alone does not confer a diagnosis of cancer. Typically, a post-menopausal woman will present with vaginal bleeding to her ob/gyn. Her doctor will then perform an endometrial biopsy to confirm or negate a diagnosis of cancer. ...Read more

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Post menopausal had D&C for 9mm thick endometrial lining. No malignancy. Is it very likely that the D&C will prevent lining from getting thick again?

Post menopausal had D&C for 9mm thick endometrial lining. No malignancy. Is it very likely that the D&C will prevent lining from getting thick again?

Maybe not: If, at age 61 you have a innate or exogenous (outside0 source off unopposed estrogen, then the endometrium may grow again. If you are taking HRT (hormone replacement therapy) make sure that progesterone is added to the regimen to avoid estrogen only endometrium stimulation. ...Read more

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.endometrial lining is diffusely heterogeneous with 0.2 mc hypoechoic density centrally, cannot exclude a polyp. Adenomyosis ? What this mean?

.endometrial lining is diffusely heterogeneous with 0.2 mc hypoechoic density centrally, cannot exclude a polyp. Adenomyosis ? What this mean?

Ultrasound jargon: It is ultrasound MD jargon for the examiners inability to distinguish between a endometrial lining that has a polyp in it or a uterine musculature that looks like Swiss cheese (Adenomyosis) due to invagination of the endometrium into the muscle of the uterus. ...Read more

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Endometrial Cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal, lining is at 15. What does this mean?

Endometrial Cancer.  Endometrial biopsy normal, lining is at 15.  What does this mean?

I don't: understand: do you have endometrial cancer? Then the lining and the biopsy are irrelevant. Are you be tested for endometrial CA? The normal biopsy is reassuring, the thickness is not specific. Glad to give a better answer if you clarify what you are asking. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?

Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?

Aspiration device: If your MD used a aspiration endometrial biopsy device then a small sampling was all that was needed to give a benign "diagnosis." The "olden days" in office scraping is usually no longer done unless it was a D & C in a surgical environment. ...Read more