What are the causes of endometrial thickening?

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My lining was 11 and the doctor said normal was 5.  So I had a biopsy waiting for results.  Should I be concerned
YOU will get a exact result soon,  just relax. no matter what happens, you will get treated.
Hay girl I know it is hard I found out mine is 23 it is way over the number it is so post to Be we can all lray for each other is we can do.
I had 3 months of one day spotting, then nothing. My recent ultrasound showed 13 mm lining, which is thick for a 65 year old. Reccomendation is a uterine biopsy (to rule out cancer) my Dr. Says. Can we talk about panic attacks now?  Couldn't this just be sludge leftover from really hard periods for 14 years post my last baby at 43? Couldn't a d&c clean out the drain & rectify this ?
Postmenopausal endometrial thickness is generally less than 5mm, do you have irregular vaginal bleeding or some abnormal secretions? If you do not,a regular follow-up of B-ultrasound can be taken, but, it is best to listen to the doctor's advice to take a uterine biopsy, postoperative pathology can confirm the presence or absence of cancer.
I haven’t had a period in 24 yrs now it’s back at 59 now 61 still going doing biopsy Friday 8/26/19 thickness on my uterus wall
Just wait for the biopsy results. It could just be endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer. You know it only after biopsy.
What is the normal lining of uterus to be like
Hello, the normal thickness of the endometrium can vary from 1 to 10 mm depending on the menstrual cycle. Usually, before the menstrual cramps, the endometrium can reach 10 mm. The endometrium is like a sponge at this time, and the endometrial stroma is looser and edematous.
I am a white woman who will b 70 next Saturday. Three weeks ago I started spotting, off n on, for only 3 days, n not much at all. I had a pap smear the next day, Friday, where a cervical polyp was found. I had an untrasound done the following Friday. About 2 weeks later, Oct 18'th, I went to see a Gynocologist n he wants to do a endometrial biopsy in 3 weeks. I have never bled or spotted since I stopped menastruating at 48. I have never taken any hormone treatments or hoemonal meds in my life. I started my period when I was 14. My uterus walls r thickened, 11 mm which from my understanding is quite thick. I do have diabetes n have a heart condition, dilated cardiomyopathy. Has anyone else had these symptoms and if so, what was, or is the problem. My PCP and the Gynocologist both had mentioned "thick uterus walls" could mean cancer....among other issues. Of course that's a concern. Any assumptions, advice or anything to share?
Before the biopsy outcome, no one can say what it is. I wish you good luck.
My doctor thinks I have uterus cancer.

I have a severe slip & fall landed on both my knee caps and had sever pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding

My doctor thinks that the fall couldn't cause that.

I keep telling him I feld like something drop inside me. My pap smear was normal so he insisted to have a D&C, Biopsy and Camera inside my Uterus.

The already did a ultrasound and found my uterus walls are think.

And because of my age he thinks is cancer.

No longer have bleeding and the pelvic pain has decreased.

What to do ???
Have the tests on your uterus dr recommended including biopsy.
I just had the test waiting on results same issues as u
How old are you? Did you have irregular vaginal bleeding before? Pap smear is used to test cervical disease. Since your vaginal wall is thickened, you are suggested to do more examinations such as biopsy and camera tests as the doctor suggested. Bless you.

In most cases, endometrium thickening is non-cancerous (benign). Aside from the normal changes associated with the menstrual cycle, hormonal changes during perimenopausal stage may also cause endometrial thickening. Chronic disorders like obesity, diabetes, or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) may also be associated with thick endometrium.Aside from these, endometrial hyperplasia may also be associated with uterine cancer.

Symptoms of endometrial thickening include unusual changes in the length of menstrual periods, heavier menstrual blood flow, abnormal bleeding/spotting between periods, or postmenopausal bleeding. Anemia (low blood count) may also occur.

Risk factors associated with endometrial thickening include:

  • Age > 35 years
  • Racial factors: White women are more likely to be affected
  • Women who have never been pregnant are more likely to have thick endometrium
  • Reaching menopause at an older age increases your risk.
  • Early menarche (when menstruation began)
  • Obesity is usually associated with thick endometrium.
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, thyroid disease, or  polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Cigarette smoking increases your risk.
  • Family history of uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, or colon cancer

If you have this problem, you should follow up with a gynecologist.

One side of uterus lineing is thick and the other side is thin
A thick, healthy lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium is necessary for a healthy menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

The possible reasons for thin lining of your uterus are:

1. Low Estrogen
2. Inadequate Blood Flow
3. Poor Health of the Endometrial Tissue
4. Repeated Use of Clomid
5. Long-term Birth Control Use Containing Progestin

Treatment for thin uterus lining:
Estrogen therapy
Indirect estrogen therapy
Electric stimulation
Clinical trials
Exercises for thin endometrial lining. Adequate movement of the abdomen, legs, hips and joints is necessary to improve the circulation of genital organs. Exercise helps in two ways. First, regular exercise improves the supply of blood to the reproductive organs. Second, regular exercise also reduces the amount of stress hormones- the harbingers of decreased supply of blood to the endometrium and thin endometrial lining. It is essential to keep the uterine artery open, which is major blood supply for endometrial lining.
The uterus is under the control of estrogen hormone and passes through different phases during the monthly menstrual cycle of female. Endometrium becomes thickened, rich in blood vessels and glandular in nature under the influence of estrogen hormone. This comprises the proliferative phase of menstrual cycle.
When the level of estrogen falls, this proliferation is terminated and the shedding phase of endometrium occurs that leads to menstrual bleeding. This is how normal endometrium is and how hormones control the normal functions of endometrium. Thinning of might be the result of hormonal variations in different stages of female like. For instance, after menopause estrogen levels fall down dramatically. As a result shrinkage of the endometrium is common in females after 40 years of age.