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Thickened endometrial lining

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  • Posted By: worried01
  • June 30, 2013
  • 02:47 AM

Good evening! I have been searching all over the internet for information and advice! Hopefully I'll find it here! I am 40 years old and have always had very normal, light periods, until about 3 years ago. At that time, I started my period late and then had heavy, prolonged bleeding. Following this, my periods went back to normal for the next year when I had a similar episode. Then back to normal for another year. This year, in March, I experienced another episode, late and prolonged period. The next period came early and was a few days longer than normal. My doctor ordered a pelvic ultrasound which showed a thickened endometrium (24mm) and 2 small fibroids. I also had an endometrial biopsy which showed a proliferative endometrium and no hyperplasia - nothing abnormal. So, my doctor said we'd follow up in a few months. Well in June, my period was about 15-20 days late and I started spotting. I spotted for about a week then had a day or so of light bleeding but passing clots. Then I had a few more days of spotting. Finally I started what seemed to be my period but was very heavy and I passed lots of clots, some big (sorry TMI!!) My doctor ordered a saline infused pelvic u/s which the radiologist determined he couldn't do because the saline wouldn't stay in my uterus. He assumed something was blocking it. Anyway, now my doctor has recommended we do a D&C and hysteroscopy to "get me cleaned out" so I can "start over". I am so nervous about this! I am scared to have the procedure and scared not to! What should I do? What could this be? Does it take longer than one cycle for a thickened endometrium to thin out back to normal? Any advice/encouragement is appreciated!

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