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Transvag ultrasound showed endometrial thickening of 8mm.postmenopausal.no bleeding.how likely to be cancer? Weight loss 4 lbs in 3 mths.scared

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
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In brief: EM thickness

US is one way to look at the interior of the uterus, the endometrial lining.
If it appears thickened, it can be due to both physiologic or pathologic growth. In patients over 40, pre-neoplastic or neoplastic hyperplasia becomes more likely, but other things may also be present like polyps. Usually a biopsy or curettage would be needed to sort this out.

In brief: EM thickness

US is one way to look at the interior of the uterus, the endometrial lining.
If it appears thickened, it can be due to both physiologic or pathologic growth. In patients over 40, pre-neoplastic or neoplastic hyperplasia becomes more likely, but other things may also be present like polyps. Usually a biopsy or curettage would be needed to sort this out.
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