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 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 »

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 a 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 and 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 of undergoing a D and C (dilation and curettage) if there are no retained products seen in the USG (ultrasound sonography), and symptomatically there is no bleeding or spotting.For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  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 »

Should we remove my mother's uterus based on the tests that we had taken?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 47 years old. Her periods lasted 15 days. So, she consulted a doctor, who asked her to get a scan done. The scan showed bulky uterus, a mildly thickened endometrium, and a right simple ovarian cyst. She was advised a uterus removal surgery to avoid further discomfort. Kindly...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I have reviewed the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Bulky uterus with a cyst in the anterior wall and thickened endometrium is most likely due to a dysfunctional uterine bleeding...  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 lini...  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 ...  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...  Read Full »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a miss...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, pr...  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. R Balakrishnan Menon

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. Th...  Read Full »

How to treat postmenopausal vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 years old female, who weighs 75 kg, and I am 152 cm tall. I have postmenopausal vaginal discharge with a fair amount of red spots. What could be the cause? I had my menopause 1.5 years back, and I have type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and asymptomatic cholelithiasis from l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Jagdish Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, D and C (dilation and curettage) with cervical biopsy with acetic acid or Lugol's iodine should be done as you have postmenopausal spotting with thickened endometrium of 9 mm, with ass...  Read Full »

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