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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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My endometrial lining is 7mm thick and I am postmenopausal, what does this mean?

My endometrial lining is 7mm thick and I am postmenopausal, what does this mean?

Think endometrium : This is thicker than normal for a postmenopausal woman, so it means that you will need evaluation of your endometrium in the form of endometrial biopsy or d&c. The results are often benign, but a biopsy will be done to rule out endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia. ...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 does faint endometrial lining mean?

What does faint endometrial lining mean?

Minimal lining: It simply means that the lining of the womb (endometrium) has minimal growth which is not uncommon at the end of a menstrual flow in a menstrual cycle. ...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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Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

There are a couple: Of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining.by ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise. ...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 an 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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If my endometrial lining is 15mm does that automatically mean i have endometrial hyperplasia or just a thickened lining? Irregular cycles. Pcos

If my endometrial lining is 15mm does that automatically mean i have endometrial hyperplasia or just a thickened lining? Irregular cycles. Pcos

No: In a young person this simply means a thickened lining (common in pcos). The only way to diagnose hyperplasia is with an endometrial biopsy or D and C ...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 an 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 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 an 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

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What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining (21mm on CD 11)? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining (21mm on CD 11)? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

Endometrium: The uterine lining may keep growing in response to estrogen. It can occur in PCOS, obesity, taking medications that increase estrogen levels. It is good that you are getting evaluated for it. ...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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I'm 48 and just had a pelvic US for irregular bleeding. It came back thickened endometrial lining. What does this mean?

I'm 48 and just had a pelvic US for irregular bleeding. It came back thickened endometrial lining. What does this mean?

It means that: Estrogen hormone is taken over your endometrial lining because of the anovulatory cycles. You may need a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

See below: Endometrial cells are what make up the uterine lining, so this is a normal comment. If on the other hand, you are having abnormal bleeding (as a reason for the ultrasound that you had performed) and there are endometrial cells on a pap smear, then you definitely need further evaluation of the uterine lining to rule out pre-cancerous changes called hyperplasia. ...Read more

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26 yr old female. Pelvic ultrasound 2 weeks post period showed endometrial lining 12mm thick. Previous ultrasound 15mm a month prior. Concerns?

26 yr old female. Pelvic ultrasound 2 weeks post period showed endometrial lining 12mm thick. Previous ultrasound 15mm a month prior. Concerns?

Probably: Not. If the endometrium otherwise looks normal, there is expected variation within the cycle and also technical variations between exams. So it is likely that there is nothing of concern. ...Read more

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Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.

Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.

Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops. ...Read more

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If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

Unlikely: Alot depends on your biopsy diagnosis. If it wasjust a thickened lining, and no evidence of hyperplasia, and you were treated with Progesterone for 7 months, a maligancy would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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My endometrial lining is 20mm thick. I am post menopausal and have been feeling a dull ache or pressure in my lower abdomen. Should i be worried?

My endometrial lining is 20mm thick. I am post menopausal and have been feeling a dull ache or pressure in my lower abdomen. Should i be worried?

Yes: If you know that your linig is 20 mm then you are already in good hands: talk to your doctor about next steps. Simple expectant management is not an option. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound showed endometrial lining 14mm thick & i still had 15 days till period due. Suffering from lower pelvic pain& post-coital bleeding?

Vaginal ultrasound showed endometrial lining 14mm thick & i still had 15 days till period due.  Suffering from lower pelvic pain& post-coital bleeding?

More info: Any post-coital bleeding warrants an exam of the cervix and make sure pap up to date as wouldn't want to miss precancer of cervix as cause. Lining is perfectly normal for your # day in cycle. Possibly adenomyosis or endometriosis as cause of pain and bleeding? Talk to md about these & other possibilities! ...Read more

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Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Can fluid in your endometrial lining cause pain?

Depends: If the fluid is there because of an infection, then there would likely be pain as well. The fluid itself can cause crampy pain if there is enough to create pressure inside the uterus. ...Read more

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What would be the typical thickness of the endometrial lining around day 10 of a woman's normal cycle?

What would be the typical thickness of the endometrial lining around day 10 of a woman's normal cycle?

0.8 cm: But it varies, for evaluation purposes its more important to know the structure of the lining by looking at it under a microscope. ...Read more

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How/why does a polyp keep your endometrial lining from shedding?

How/why does a polyp keep your endometrial lining from shedding?

Blockage: A polyp sits atop the endometrial and usually partially made of endometrial material. When the endo lining sheds, the part under the polyp cannot shed as the polyp blocks its. Think of rain falling on a field with a huge thick tree setting in the middle. The rain cannot really get to the ground under the tree as it is blocked by the tree; sample principle with the polyp. ...Read more

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Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Can the paraguard IUD cause endometrial lining to thicken?

Not really : The paragard iud is hormone free. It works by creating a toxic environment for sperm preventing fertilization. Because it is hormone free it has no real effect on the endometrial lining. It does not thin it out like Mirena (levonorgestrel) but also does not thicken it either. ...Read more

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My endometrial lining is 11mm. If biopsy is malignant what treatment is expected?

My endometrial lining is 11mm.  If biopsy is malignant what treatment is expected?

Treatment: Treatment options should be discussed with your gynecologist so. They may include hysterectomy, radiation, chemotherapy. You and your provider need to map out a course of action that with treat the disease process appropriately. ...Read more

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An ultrasound showed a my endometrial lining is only 4mm and there are benign-appearing follicular cysts. Could it be pcos?

Not likely: The diagnosis of PCOS can not be made on the basis of your ultrasound; it requires information on your personal Gyn and General health history plus some specific sonographic criteria and/ or blood hormonal tests. Your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted to answer your concern. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 years with thickening of endometrial lining measuring 16mm. Is it normal.her lmp was on 28/7/16?

My daughter is 11 years with thickening of endometrial lining measuring 16mm. Is it normal.her lmp was on 28/7/16?

Yes: Early in puberty the cycles are dominated by estrogen which stimulates endometrial buildup. Egg release is not consistent in the first year, but is followed by progesterone formation that triggers the cycle when conception does not occur. If no egg release occurs, a longer interval is expected but a heavier cycle would eventually occur. Up to 90 days is noted between cycles in normal young women. ...Read more