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Thick endometrial lining

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2007
  • 00:37 AM

Hello!

I hope someone can answer a couple questions for me. I had an ultrasound last week for pelvic pain. I am 41, and still having very regular periods, no menopause symptoms, ovulate every cycle (I chart my BBT), etc. I had a followup appointment today, and was told my endometrial lining is 19 mm. Then, they told me they want to refer me to a GYN. That isn't a problem, but I was curious as to what could be the cause of this. I have looked at some things online, and they seem relatively scary.

If someone could tell me what MIGHT be going on, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

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  • Hi, what happened? what did the gyn say? i was told the think endometrial lining is usually caused by taking the pill for too long ... and was told it's not a reason for concern unless of course you want to have children ...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 21, 2007
    • 00:54 AM
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  • HiI am 32 Years Old and I was diagnose with thick uterus Also known as endometrial lining. I was never On the pill so I have no idea how it happen. My symptoms was heavy bleeding large clots I am now anemic for losing so much blood Im tired and The iron supplement I take which is 3 a day is not helping. I am scared because I read fibroids and tumors polpys cause these symptoms also oh yea I also have a thyroid problem which required for me to take pills syndroid for the rest of my life. I saw my ob/gyn and he schedule a Hysteroscopy to see if I have any fibroids tumors or polyps Im worry if anyone has gone through this and has any info I would really appreiciated.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 09:52 PM
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  • Endometrial lining builds up as a result of ovarian hormones Estrogen and Progesterone. If you aren't taking any birth control pills, there is a possibiliity that you are releasing abnormally high levels of these hormones. I would suggest having blood levels of these hormones checked at the beginning of your menstrual cycle, as well as near the end, to see if they are abnormally high. Also, ask about the possibility of having an ovarian tumor, as this could possibly cause high amounts of estrogen and progesterone to be released.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 04:36 PM
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  • Hi, I was told that my endometrial lining is very thick too, before and after just having my period. I found out today that I have a submucosal fibroid. The doctor says she's gonna write up a report and call me to let me know the next step. I have never taken the pill. I am 36 with two children.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 10:16 PM
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  • My daughter was just checked with an internal ultrasound and they found she had a thick lining. They told her to have another ultrasound just after her period and if it was still thick she probably had cancer. She asked if they could do a biopsy. The doctor then said that this type of cancer does not normally show up in people her age, she's 33, and they could damage her uterus doing a biopsy. I told her sure this cancer doesn't show up until they are older because doctors like her won't do the biopsy until its too late! She was *****d and insisted and sure enough they are doing it next week. She was also told she had rhumatoid factor, which points to cancer, she also is anemic, another point to cancer, she has popping cysts, and had her tubes tied after her 11 year old daughter was born so hasn't been on the pill. She has very heavy periods with clots and lots of pain. She was told this week she does not have Rhumatoid arthritis, and with her pain she has Fibromyalgia, which seems to be the diagnosis when doctors can't figure out what is causing the pain. She does have a huge ulcer too. She has a 33 year old friend that was recently diagnosed with MS and within days was paralyzed on her left side and is now residing in a nursing home. So tons of crap was laid on my poor kid within the past few weeks. Its no wonder she's having health issues. We'll see what the biopsy says. Reason she didn't want to wait until after her next period, why wait weeks to have the test, then wait another week for the results, now you've waited 4-5 weeks, if its cancer we can start something right away, if not no problem.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2009
    • 10:10 PM
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  • I have the same problem. been bleeding heavily for almost two months. I was seeing a fnp (full nurse practitioner) which had me doing hormone therapy for about a month which didn't work, took a biopsy and did an ultra sound. they didn't see anything but the gyn she referred me to said that because of the thick lining (18cm) there could be something hiding in there so I am now going to get a Sonohysterography done, where they fill the uterus with saline solution to check for fibroids or polyps. There are different types of surgeries that can be done to get rid of them without getting a hysterectomy. But it depends on what they find. He told me that sometimes it builds over a number of years which could be from fibroids or polyps. Apparently it is a pretty common thing among women. I have talked to a number of women who had the procedures done and they said that they were glad they took care of it. So I think you will be ok. Believe me I was changing a super plus tampon every hour and it was soaked. A super plus tampon and an overnight pad every two hours. He also told me to quit taking the hormone pills, when you stop it makes you bleed and homone pills won't help the thickend uterus problem. So good luck to you and God Bless.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 13, 2010
    • 06:52 AM
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  • Hi, all..I had very thickened endo lining, had a polyp in the way of bipsy, so thjey snagged that....ok, so next period came 5 days early, n was hemorrage...I mean, wow. Then came watery discharge for several days..all very draining physically.BUT I think the biopsy for cancer AND the polyp removal started my bleeding, n I know I shed the thick linign now as there was so much bleeding; I am 45, but nowhere near peri meno the numbers say, never had kids, no birth control pill...So..hang tight; you may be in for a bad bleeding... shedding of lining, but this resolved itself for me..Make sure you have no polyps. It takes a 2 min exam.I pray the same for you all.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 28, 2010
    • 02:24 PM
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  • I had been bleeding heavy for months and was anemic and on iron pills. My super tampons would literally fall out on the floor when I pulled down my underwear after and hour. I went for an ultrasound that showed thickening of the lining, mine was 3cm (30mm). I went to see a gynecologist and he did a D & C and a camera viewing. Anyways, a month later I went for another ultrasound to see how the lining was doing. It was back up to 28mm within a month. Back to the gynecologist who proceeded to say this was very odd and he didn't know why it had grown back so quickly, needless to say I am scheduled for a hysterctomy, going back to see him in a couple of weeks to discuss having my estrogen levels taken. I don't know why women need to be detectives on the internet and these "specialists" don't know the answers to these questions.... Why must surgery always be an easy solution rather than the doctors taking some time to see what's causing the problem. Anyways, I am going for the operation just because I don't want this to be an issue in the future with not being able to detect tumors or polyps because of the thickness. Just wondering if it is extra estrogen in my body, where it's going to settle next!!
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  • I had been bleeding heavy for months and was anemic and on iron pills. My super tampons would literally fall out on the floor when I pulled down my underwear after and hour. I went for an ultrasound that showed thickening of the lining, mine was 3cm (30mm). I went to see a gynecologist and he did a D & C and a camera viewing. Anyways, a month later I went for another ultrasound to see how the lining was doing. It was back up to 28mm within a month. Back to the gynecologist who proceeded to say this was very odd and he didn't know why it had grown back so quickly, needless to say I am scheduled for a hysterctomy, going back to see him in a couple of weeks to discuss having my estrogen levels taken. I don't know why women need to be detectives on the internet and these "specialists" don't know the answers to these questions.... Why must surgery always be an easy solution rather than the doctors taking some time to see what's causing the problem. Anyways, I am going for the operation just because I don't want this to be an issue in the future with not being able to detect tumors or polyps because of the thickness. Just wondering if it is extra estrogen in my body, where it's going to settle next!!Going on birth control or a progestin would fix this.. and probably way cheaper than a D&C and a hysterrectomy.Excess estrogen can be caused by PCOS or being over-weight. Estrogen is stored in fat cells, so the more fat you have, the more estrogen you have = thickened endometrium.
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  • I am going to get a biopsy for my thick uterus lining this week. Even though I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago, my gyne said she may want to insert a IUD that releases progesterone in my body. I was never able to take the birth control pill or hormone patches because I suffer from horrible migraines and these hormones made them worse. When I was pregnant with twins 5 years ago, I suffered from migraines almost on a daily basis. I am 44 years old and am in my peri-menopausal stage. I would like to know if you think this IUD with progesterone would help to protect my uterus (my gyne's terms) and/or would it possibly cause an increase in migraines like the birth control and estrogen patch did?Thanks a bunch for any information you are able to provide.
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  • I Just found out today that I have Thick endometrial lining, I am 20 years old, and just a little more than nervous. I've ave bleed constantly since i was 13 years old. I finally found a doctor who actually checked out what was going on. :\ I'm just a little more than nervous.
    ALT301 1 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
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  • Going on birth control or a progestin would fix this.. and probably way cheaper than a D&C and a hysterrectomy.Excess estrogen can be caused by PCOS or being over-weight. Estrogen is stored in fat cells, so the more fat you have, the more estrogen you have = thickened endometrium.That's weird because I've been told by two gyns that my endometrium is very thick. Yet my recent gyn has upped my dose to a higher estrogen level. I am so tired of the docs just telling us anything to get us out of their hair. I'm just pray that I stop bleeding already!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 3, 2010
    • 07:38 PM
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  • Three months ago i had an ultrasound to checjk for cists on my ovaries. They told me that I had thickening in my cervix. I recently had a follow up ultra sound. They told me that I now have a thicjk endometriaal lining in my uterus. I was diagnosed with pcos about a year ago. What could this mean??? Please help!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2010
    • 09:32 PM
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  • Three months ago i had an ultrasound to checjk for cists on my ovaries. They told me that I had thickening in my cervix. I recently had a follow up ultra sound. They told me that I now have a thicjk endometriaal lining in my uterus. I was diagnosed with pcos about a year ago. What could this mean??? Please help!!!With PCOS, you don't ovulate. Ovulation is what makes your body produce progesterone. When you don't produce progesterone, your body's estrogen thickens the endometrium because it has no progesterone to help stop it. Do you miss periods? If so you need to take progesterone to induce a bleed at least a few times a year. Know also, that a lifetime of not enough progesterone will expose you to a higher risk of endometrial cancer. No one told me this when I was young, so now I have a thickened endometrium 12 years past menopause and I get to worry about cancer. Do not let them allow your PCOS to go untreated. It also causes (or may even be a result of) insulin resistance which will make you more likely to become diabetic when you're older. Keep looking for a doctor who will not blow you off about PCOS if you don't already have one. Or you'll be sorry when you're old like me, prediabetic and wondering if my thick endometrium causing my post menopausal bleeding is really cancer.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 14, 2011
    • 10:49 PM
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  • HiI am 32 Years Old and I was diagnose with thick uterus Also known as endometrial lining. I was never On the pill so I have no idea how it happen. My symptoms was heavy bleeding large clots I am now anemic for losing so much blood Im tired and The iron supplement I take which is 3 a day is not helping. I am scared because I read fibroids and tumors polpys cause these symptoms also oh yea I also have a thyroid problem which required for me to take pills syndroid for the rest of my life. I saw my ob/gyn and he schedule a Hysteroscopy to see if I have any fibroids tumors or polyps Im worry if anyone has gone through this and has any info I would really appreiciated.i was recently diagnosed with a thick uterine lining and my doctor wants to put me on zolodex treatment before surgically removing some of the lining. I'm very scared about the side effects of this injection because I have an irregular heartbeat due to hyperthyroidism and this medication will disrupt the heart rythm in addition to other harmful side effects! I would like some advice on this! Am wondering if there's another treatment that i can use besides the zolodex
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 01:59 PM
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  • I am 34--over the last year i've had irregular periods so went my normal PAP and informed my gyno. Today I went for an ultrasound and hysteroscopy where they insered saline. Doc first noticed I had a thick uterine lining, when the saline was inserted the polpys appeard, which was 3. My next step is surgical removal of the polpys and D&C. From what I've read, polyps often reoccur. Should I just go ahead with a hysterectomy to avoid any future problems? I have an 8 year daughter and I do not want any more children. I just don't know the consequences after this. What causes a thick lining? She said 1 in 3 polpys are cancerous and I have 3 so, ?? Very confused, and scared mostly. :(
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  • Hello, I just made 21 and have the same issue, i use to go to a teen clinic my where they would try and help me but now the Dr. says i need to be reffered to an ob/gyn because its just so many things wrong with me. she gave me lo Orval pills. (birth control)It seem to be working at first then after about a wk. i started to bleed again..I had an ultra sound done and that's when she told me my uterine line is Too Too Thick and i need to be seen by a ob/gyn to further help with my problem. the only thing is I do want kids and hopefully this want interfere with that. I'm waitn to get a response to when my next dr. appt. and hopefully someone will be able to shed light on the issue. I kno if i want kids I'm not goin to b able to take birth control as that stops you from gettn pregnant. I'm just about ready to give up on it all and say give me a hysterectomy. because i can't deal with the pain any ore.
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  • Hi everyone, im a 36 year old mother of three kid with a thick lining .i had a d&c a month ago that showed no cancer but doc said to stop the pain that i have with my period or when i have sex a hysterectomy will help so i will do that n three weeks.two doctors told me may cause for thick lining is the three c-sections i had which left scar tissue cause i never had problems with my period an sex till 2 years ago.i read that their is no known cause for thickness.
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  • HiI am 32 Years Old and I was diagnose with thick uterus Also known as endometrial lining. I was never On the pill so I have no idea how it happen. My symptoms was heavy bleeding large clots I am now anemic for losing so much blood Im tired and The iron supplement I take which is 3 a day is not helping. I am scared because I read fibroids and tumors polpys cause these symptoms also oh yea I also have a thyroid problem which required for me to take pills syndroid for the rest of my life. I saw my ob/gyn and he schedule a Hysteroscopy to see if I have any fibroids tumors or polyps Im worry if anyone has gone through this and has any info I would really appreiciated.HII have this problem and it is a nightmare! I have had a hysteroscopy which was fine and was advised to take noerethisterone as this can decrease the thickening, i declined this as did not like the side effects of this drug and was offered the pill femulen which i started taking a month ago....all great for three weeks then woosh the period started again and was really bad..this lasted for 4days and then my gp gave me tranexamic acid to stem the flow which worked so now over ten days later have still not stopped completely but very light...I spoke to my consultant yesterday and he advised a further hysteroscopy and suggested the best method to stop the bleeding would be to have a coil fitted as this releases the hormone required to regulate you, I asked for an alternative and he suggested an ablation (surgical procedure where the lining is removed), I also asked the question would this clear on its own in time and he explained it would once i had gone through the menopause which could be another few years..... so i empathise with you it is a nightmare constantly having a bleed especially when stops you leading a normal life,hope this has helped and good luck x
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  • My daughter was just checked with an internal ultrasound and they found she had a thick lining. They told her to have another ultrasound just after her period and if it was still thick she probably had cancer. She asked if they could do a biopsy. The doctor then said that this type of cancer does not normally show up in people her age, she's 33, and they could damage her uterus doing a biopsy. I told her sure this cancer doesn't show up until they are older because doctors like her won't do the biopsy until its too late! She was *****d and insisted and sure enough they are doing it next week. She was also told she had rhumatoid factor, which points to cancer, she also is anemic, another point to cancer, she has popping cysts, and had her tubes tied after her 11 year old daughter was born so hasn't been on the pill. She has very heavy periods with clots and lots of pain. She was told this week she does not have Rhumatoid arthritis, and with her pain she has Fibromyalgia, which seems to be the diagnosis when doctors can't figure out what is causing the pain. She does have a huge ulcer too. She has a 33 year old friend that was recently diagnosed with MS and within days was paralyzed on her left side and is now residing in a nursing home. So tons of crap was laid on my poor kid within the past few weeks. Its no wonder she's having health issues. We'll see what the biopsy says. Reason she didn't want to wait until after her next period, why wait weeks to have the test, then wait another week for the results, now you've waited 4-5 weeks, if its cancer we can start something right away, if not no problem.What ever happened with your daughter. I am going through the same thing and don't have my biopsy until Monday. I have a family history of cancer (of all kinds) and my mother just had a hysterectomy because they did a biopsy of her unterus and they found precancerous cells. My dr did the BRCA test but I also won't get those results until I go Monday. I have been having a lot of pain on my left side, i'm thinking this may be a cyst but I am very nervous it could be cancer. I am 29 yrs old with two little boys so I'm freaking.
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