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What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Need biopsy

A uterine lining, called "endometrial stripe" or "thickness", of 11 mm measured on ultrasound is not normal after menopause.
Experts recommend biopsy for stripe >5 mm. Thickening can be sign of xs estrogen effect on uterus.Progesterone can reverse this & prevent uterine cancer. Side effects of Progesterone can be weight gain, mood swings , skin changes & unknown effects on breast health.

In brief: Need biopsy

A uterine lining, called "endometrial stripe" or "thickness", of 11 mm measured on ultrasound is not normal after menopause.
Experts recommend biopsy for stripe >5 mm. Thickening can be sign of xs estrogen effect on uterus.Progesterone can reverse this & prevent uterine cancer. Side effects of Progesterone can be weight gain, mood swings , skin changes & unknown effects on breast health.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Be sure to get the endometrial biopsy before starting the progesterone since treatment with progesterone could change how the cells look under the microscope. Also, the progesterone treatment is likely to cause bleeding if you have an 11 mm endometrial thickness.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bleeding

11 mm is too thick in a post menopausal woman.
Most drs would recommend an endometrial biopsy to be sure there is no precancerous tissue or cancer. Progesterone can be given to cause the lining to be shed (bleeding).

In brief: Bleeding

11 mm is too thick in a post menopausal woman.
Most drs would recommend an endometrial biopsy to be sure there is no precancerous tissue or cancer. Progesterone can be given to cause the lining to be shed (bleeding).
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