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What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

What does it mean to my flow to have a very thickened lining of the endometrium?

Probably nothing: If periods are persistently heavy, it may be reasonable to hysteroscope and check for polyps. ...Read more

Endometrium (Definition)

The endometrium is the area that lines the uterus. During the menstrual cycle this is the tissue that is sloughed off if ...Read more


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Endometrium 14mm thickened, mixed&echogenic, what does this mean?

Endometrium 14mm thickened, mixed&echogenic, what does this mean?

Depends on pt age: In a menstruating female this is likely normal though a 6 week f/u ultrasound should be obtained. However, in a post-menopausal female, this is abnormal regardless if they are on HRT or not and GYN consultation would be recommended. ...Read more

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A thickened endometrium on a post menopausal lady mean always cancer?

Not always: Not always, but certainly would be suspicious for cancer-and further evaluation- i.e. Biopsy should be done to rule in/rule out.
Biopsy is the only thing that can tell you for sure whether it is malignancy or not. ...Read more

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I'm 42, my endometrium is thickened at 1.98 cm, what does it mean, the utz was taken july 6, my menstruation was july 12?

I'm 42, my endometrium is thickened at 1.98 cm, what does it mean, the utz was taken july 6, my menstruation was july 12?

Hard to say: If you menstruated after that because you could have shed you lining normally. What was the initial concern? Were you not having regular periods? ...Read more

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I'm 42, my endometrium is thickened at 1.98 cm, what does it mean, the utz was taken july 6, my menstruation was july 12?

I'm 42, my endometrium is thickened at 1.98 cm, what does it mean, the utz was taken july 6, my menstruation was july 12?

Hard to say: If you menstruated after that because you could have shed you lining normally. What was the initial concern? Were you not having regular periods? ...Read more

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What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium. Echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?

What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium. Echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?

Phase of cycle: The thickness of the endometrium may reflect the phase of your cycle. You didn't say how thick. As for echogenic material in the lining, it is not uncommon to have a calcification in the endometrial lining. As long as these findings are related to your cycle there maybe little effect. I would still discuss this with your doctors ...Read more

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Endometrium is heterogeneous mildly echogenic abnormally thickened 29mm is this mean cancer is a possibility?

Endometrium is heterogeneous mildly echogenic abnormally thickened 29mm is this mean cancer is a possibility?

Not likely: Endometrial cancer at your age would be rare. Presuming a pregnancy test is negative, your findings are more likely related to either a hormonal imbalance or an endometrial polyp. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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The endometrium is abnormally thickened and measures up to 1.2 cm. 72 year old female no bleeding mean? On a X-ray? What are the odds it cancer?

The endometrium is abnormally thickened and measures up to 1.2 cm. 72 year old female no bleeding mean? On a X-ray? What are the odds it cancer?

Endometrium: Either ultrasound or some kinds of "x-rays" (a CT for example) can measure endometrial thickening, which may be due to benign causes. The measure you mentioned should be biopsied by a gyn surgeon to make certain the cells are not pre-cancerous, even if there has been no bleeding at this point. See your gyn provider for this fairly soon. ...Read more

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Hi I have a thickened endometrium of 16mm. What does this mean? I sm 40 and having irregular periods for last 3mths.

Hi I have a thickened endometrium of 16mm. What does this mean? I sm 40 and having irregular periods for last 3mths.

Follow up: If you have intermenstrual bleediing, your gyn may want to sample the endometrial lining to ensure that you don't have a malignancy. Otherwise, your thickness in itself is not of significant concern.
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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My LMP is oct 27. Have an ultrasound yesterday but no gestational sac seen. Endometrium is thickened. What does it mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

My LMP is oct 27. Have an ultrasound yesterday but no gestational sac seen. Endometrium is thickened. What does it mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test is the best way to tell. It's possible to be early pregnant and not have anything visible on ultrasound. A pregnancy test will turn positive between 7 and 14 days after conception depending on how it's done. ...Read more

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I had an ablation that lasted 2 years. Now I have thickening of the endometrium and a swollen uterus. What does this mean?

I had an ablation that lasted 2 years. Now I have thickening of the endometrium and a swollen uterus. What does this mean?

Uterine lining: I presume you are having periods. At your young age all the parts are still working and any lining in your uterus is responding by growing. An ablation doesn't necessarily destroy all the lining and bleeding will persist. ...Read more

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40yr, not preg female. Pelvic ultrasound; thickened endometrium meas1.9cm. Right corpus luteal cyst in adnexa meas. 2.3cm what does this mean?

40yr, not preg female. Pelvic ultrasound; thickened endometrium meas1.9cm. Right corpus luteal cyst in adnexa meas. 2.3cm what does this mean?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to have cysts. Endometrium varies it's thickness depending on where you are in your monthly cycle. This may not be unusual for you. Without seeing the study, the findings could be endometrial hyperplasia or polyps. Others are still possible but you should talk to your doctor and ask for the explaination ...Read more

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Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

Ultrascanning abdomen report says - retroverted bulky uterus with thickened endometrium, left simple functional ovarian cyst. What does this mean?

See GYN: The thickening of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be checked out. Usually the doctor will do an endometrial biopsy to see if the cells are normal or abnormal. A functional ovarian cyst is nothing to be concerned about and is just related to ovulation usually. ...Read more

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What does a 1 CM endometrium mean?

What does a 1 CM endometrium mean?

Less than 25mm: It means nothing in a woman before menopause. Greater than 25 mm after menopause is not normal. You will need to ask the doctor ordering the test to interpret your specific results in the context of your medical issues. ...Read more

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What does inactive endometrium mean?

What does inactive endometrium mean?

Three possibilities: Inactive may be used to refer to the endometrium basalis - the part of the endometrium that does not respond to cyclic hormone changes and is therefore normally 'inactive.' (The active part of the endometrium is called the endometrium functionalis). the term inactive could also refer to atrophic glands (due to aging) or to glands in a polyp that don't respond to hormonal cycles. Nothing to worry! ...Read more

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What does inrreguler endometrium mean?

What does inrreguler endometrium mean?

Irregular Endometriu: It could mean many things. A polyp, fibroid, hyperplasia. (this are benign). At your age, cancer would be rare. Your gynecologist will investigate this and let you know what the appropriate treatment is. ...Read more

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What does endometrium is prominent mean?

What does endometrium is prominent mean?

Means: That it measures too think on the ultrasound, and at your age the standard of care is to do a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy, I do them in office, and pt is awake takes 5 minutes at the most, rare this should have to be done in hospital and that you would have to go to sleep, you need to r/o precancer or not as commonly cancer of the endometrium, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Endometrium measures 7mm. What does that mean?

Endometrium measures 7mm. What does that mean?

Proliferative phase: In a postmenopausal woman it means it is too thick, and tissue sampling (a biopsy) should be done.
In a woman with regular menstrual cycles it indicates that she is in the first half of her menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I have a thickened endometrium 7.9cm is that normal?

I have a thickened endometrium 7.9cm is that normal?

Abnormal: Endometrial thickness of 7.9 cm is really abnormal. Need more clinical information to comment any further. ...Read more

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What is thickened endometrium? There is possible preganacy in this?

Many things can do I: The endometrium (lining of the uterus) is supposed to thicken every menstrual cycle and then shed off with menses if a pregnancy does not occur. Early pregnancy, incomplete shedding of the endometrium with a period, excessive overgrowth of the endometrium, and cancer can all cause "thickened" results on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

Endometriosis: Although there is some variation in the sonographic appearance of endometriomas, the classic endometrioma is a homogenous, focal lesions with low level echogenic. They may be uni or multilocular, contain thin or thick septations and may contain wall nodules (a finding also found in ovarian neoplasms). If these mural nodules are hyperechoic, or thickened lining. ...Read more

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May I know what is meant by endometrium? I have fibroids.

May I know what is meant by endometrium? I have fibroids.

Lining of uterus,: Endometrium is the lining of the uterus that proliferates during the menstrual cycle to prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg and pregnancy. If there is no fertilized egg, then the endometrium sluffs off and is passed out in the form of menses as a period. ...Read more

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Proliferative endometrium, what does this mean?

Proliferative endometrium, what does this mean?

This refers to: Build up of the uterine lining, as would happen in the cycle prior to ovulation (egg release) to prepare for implantation of the fertilized egg. ...Read more

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Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Reason why women have thickened endometrium stripe?

Many Reasons: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, and the lining is referred to as the endometrial stripe. Anything over 3-4mm is considered outside of the normal range. The obvious worry is endometrial cancer. But other things can cause this like certain medications and endometrial hyperplasia, which describes an abnormal and excessive overgrowth of cells in the inner lining. It needs to be monitored. ...Read more