Endometrial Thickening

The inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes thickened, when there is excess production of estrogen with an absence of progesterone. Progesterone is responsible for the shedding of the endometrium during menstruation. In the lack of which, the endometrium does not get shed and becomes thick.

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I have a thick endometrium and no gestational sac. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a home pregnancy test 44 days after my last LMP. I underwent my pelvic scan today and it says I have no gestational sac and have a thick endometrium. I have very mild bleeding for the past two days and slight press on my right lower abdomen. My doctor has suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can definitely take a long flight. What you had was a biochemical pregnancy meaning pregnancy hormones only in blood and urine and not on the scan. Urine pregnancy is positive when the blood level of beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone is 25 IU/mL. B...  Read Full »

I have not had my periods for more than three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a regular period cycle of 33 days. But, I have not had any period for more than three months. I had Primolut-N for 21 days but still no period. Later the doctor gave me Ginnette-35 for 21 days. My last pill was on the 24th. But, still no periods. Negative HPT. Normal thy...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a hormonal imbalance. On an ultrasound, we need to see the endometrial thickness. If it is more than seven to eight millimetres then only you will have your periods. Is there any history of D and C (dilation and curettage)? As you are sexually active, the...  Read Full »

I have a thick endometrium lining. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a delay in my periods along with pelvic and abdomen pain in the left side along with nausea and gas trouble (which I never have). So I went to my gynecologist, and she recommended an internal ultrasound (report attached). My cause of concern is, a) The endometrium lining...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). As per your description these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or could be due to pregnancy. In your pelvic ultras...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent miscarriages?

Query: Hi doctor, At first, I ended up with miscarriage in 8 months. It was a natural one when the baby movement got less and I was unable to determine. Then, after eight months I conceived. That also ended with a miscarriage in a month's time. I have gone through D and C. Now, I have been trying to conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three months is a short duration for conception to occur. Chance of pregnancy after trying for six months is 70%. You can safely try naturally for another six months. There is very less likely to be any pathology preventing pregnancy. If conception does not occur i...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took Levonorgestrel tablet after sex. Can this prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend took 2.7 mg of Levonorgestrel tablet within two days of unprotected sex. She had taken 0.6 mg on the first day within 12 hours. When she took the second course of 0.6 mg after exactly 12 hours, she vomited the tablet immediately. So, she took 1.5 mg in 28 hours. Again, she too...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Her chance of pregnancy is low.   Read Full »

How can I delay my periods as I am going on vacation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going on a vacation in two days and I am supposed to get my periods today. I still have not got them. I am wondering if there is anything I can take to get my periods now or take something that can delay my periods.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Initially, check urine pregnancy test as you were supposed to get menses today, but have not got them. it. Then if it is negative then get one gynecological ultrasound to know the endometrial thickness. If the endometrial lining is less than 5 to 6 mm then you should ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for continued bleeding after ten days of medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion ten days ago. I had bleeding until yesterday, which was brown in color. So, I took a USG today, which showed the endometrium thickness to be 12 mm. Is this normal? Is D&C really required in my case? Is there any other treatment option?   Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to undergo a D&C (dilation and curettage) if there are no retained products seen in the USG (ultrasound sonography), and symptomatically there is no bleeding or spotting.   Read Full »

I have constant brown bleeding after miscarriage. What drugs and treatment should I take?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks after a blighted ovum pregnancy. I did not take any medication, only Paracetamol. The bleeding stopped at three weeks. I had a break for a week, and last week I started bleeding again, brown, not abundantly, but constantly. I went for an ultras...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I presume that the abortion is complete, and the doctor examined you after the abortion. Thickened endometrium is common after miscarriage. It may take some time for the cycles to become regular. I suggest taking a tablet Mefenamic acid 250 mg twice daily for three days...  Read Full »

My wife's endometrial thickness of the uterus is 5 mm. Is it worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her menopause 10 years back. She does not have any post-menopausal bleeding or any other symptom. At present, she has high blood pressure, blood sugar, allergies like asthma in a change of climate, constipation, and belching. She is currently taking tablet Amlodipine besy...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The post-menopausal endometrial thickness of less than 5 mm is considered normal. If it is more than 5 mm, there are chances of endometrial cancer. One symptom that is usually associated with increased thickness is postmenopausal bleeding. Hypertension and diabetes...  Read Full »

Is heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, I neither started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be a period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am going...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is essential that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. ...  Read Full »

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