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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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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

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 »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Thi...  Read Full »

I had spotting and cramps, but my periods are delayed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My weight is 170lbs and my height is 5'8". I am currently on Advair and Albuterol inhaler. After urinating and wiping (last Wednesday morning, April 1st) I had a spot of blood on the toilet paper. I thought it was my period, so I just put on a tampon and wen...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is assumed from the history that you normally have a regular period and this has been the first time that your periods had been delayed. The spotting which you experienced on April 1st was probably scanty menses in the form of spotting and it was associated with ...  Read Full »

My endometrial thickness is 17mm. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Is an endometrium at 17 mm normal about one to one and a half weeks before period? It is slightly larger than my last scan (I have previously had ovarian cysts and this was a recheck) by about four millimeter. Is that ok? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Thanks for reaching out with iCliniq. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Dont worry i am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, yes your endomentrial lining of 17mm before menses is normal and after menses it reduces it 5mm. Now concerning your ovary cyst of 4mm seem much oka...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks.   Read Full »

Can spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and got married a year ago. We are trying for a baby for the last three months. My LMP was on the 9th of last month. I never faced issues with my menstrual cycle. It is a regular 29 day cycle. We had an unprotected sex from 17th to 25th for every alternate day. I have st...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as on 10th is less than 1, then you are surely not pregnant. The symptoms are a part of Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS) complex where stress and anxiety can often cause the scanty onset of menses. But, full flow ma...  Read Full »

Would an endometrium of 7.6 mm thickness cause any problems in a future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review the attached scan report of my pelvis and let me know if there is anything abnormal. This scan was done today, because I had a miscarriage nine months ago and the scan after miscarriage said that 13 mm of residue is being seen. The doctor confirmed that I need not worry a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query I understood that you have a previous history of miscarriage and a follow up scan showed a 13 mm endometrium thickness. A 13 mm endometrium thickness is borderline, which means you may or may not have required a surgical evacuation at that time. Also, en...  Read Full »

Why is my endometrial thickness 10 mm after menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 63 years old. It has been seven years since my menopause. My endometrial thickness is 10 mm now and the uterus is normal. Two years before, the thickness was 8.6 mm. I have no symptom such as bleeding. Please suggest any guideline for further tests.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. One research concludes that in a postmenopausal woman without vaginal bleeding, if the endometrium measures more than 11 mm, then a biopsy should be considered as the risk of cancer is 6.7 %. Whereas if the endometrium measures ...  Read Full »

How can I treat endometrial hyperplasia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am dealing with endometrial hyperplasia and have been taking Deviry 30 mg tablets for the past month. However, since starting this medication, I have experienced period pain and spotting for one or two days every week, followed by normalcy. My recent scan report indicates an endometri...  Read Full »


Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. The symptoms you are experiencing, characterized by irregular and heavy bleeding, suggest abnormal uterine bleeding. This can be attributed to a bulky uterus and a thickened endometrium. Deviry, a progesterone medication, is used to stabili...  Read Full »

I have a heavy menstrual flow. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from heavy menstrual flow for the past 1.5 years. Around six months, I had heavy flow with clots. Now, I have been menstruating for the past 20 days continuously with heavy flow and clots. My current medication includes capsule Gynae CVP, tablet Augmentin and capsule...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are losing blood heavily. Kindly upload your reports as well. Since you are bleeding for the last 20 days continuously, first we should try to stop this. I suggest tablet Meftaris (combination of Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) one tablet thrice a day for three ...  Read Full »

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