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What Is Endometrial Curettings
Uterine lining: For a variety of reasons, a GYN will take a tissue sample of the lining of the uterus. This is frequently done to be sure that there aren't any worrisome cells present. The tissue sample is frequently referred to as endometrial currettings. The method used to sample the uterus is called an endometrial biopsy or a D&C (dilation and currettage). Good luck. ...Read more
? inhomogene: Not sure what you mean by inhomogene. Your endometrial lining is 17mm, which is normal for your age, depending on where you were during your cycle. ...Read more
Could be: Try calling the clinic to get your results. ...Read more
Endometrial echocomplex is abnormally thickened measuring 22 mm in maximal diameter. What questions should I be asking?
Tissue biopsy: Checking the endometrium with a biopsy would be useful ...Read more
Endometrium: The endometrium is the lining inside the uterus. So endometrial pathology refers to any abnormality involving this lining. Examples include endometritis (inflammation of the lining), endometrial polyps (benign growths), endometrial hyperplasia (thickening and abnormal proliferation of the lining) and endometrial cancer, to name a few. ...Read more
Do you: Mean 0.66cm? That would be normal. 0.66mm would be imperceptibly thin...not normal in a 21 year old, but not unusual in a post menopausal woman, who is not on HRT, with an atrophic endometrial lining. ...Read more
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
Depends: If you were 59 that stripe would not be normal but at 49 it could be depending on where you are during your cycle if still having periods. If taking pills that stripe would be abnormal. Could indicate a polyp or build up of tissue if not having regular cycles. Would need to know why was this checked? If concerned could either biopsy or take Progesterone to thin out or check seral sonograms. ...Read more
Not reliable: This description is not very reliable. The endometrial stripe is helpful to describe in a menopausal women and has been studied related to fertility. It is normal in your age range for the endometrium to be thinner after a period (4mm) and then thicken thru the month until menstruation. Up to 20mm may be normal. If you are having problems with heavy or irregular bleeding, then have a biopsy. ...Read more
Lining.: 1 cm is normal in a menstruating women - i.e. Not menopausal. ...Read more
Menstrual Cycle: Depends- if you are regularly cycling and the stripe measured 1.2 cm near your period starting, it is normal. If the stripe was measured right after your period, it is thick. ...Read more
Endometrium: The endometrium is internal lining of the uterus. It can be measured via sonogram. This is referred to the endometrial stripe. In premenopausal women this will vary depending on where you are in the menstrual cycle. Some causes of a thick endometrium include endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids. ...Read more
Woman may have cycle: Ormal endometrial cells in women 40 years or older and any atypical endometrial cells under the atypical glandular cells category.4 ...Read more
Various: The pros are that it is a minor procedure, with relatively few complications. Also it is about 50 to 80 % effective in treating heavy bleeding problems, depending on the patient's age. The cons are that it is not a form of birth control, does not protect against uterine cancer, and can make it difficult to detect early uterine cancer. A better option is the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more
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