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Why does my wife have an endometrial thickness of 5 mm, although she does not complain of post-menopausal bleeding?


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Answered by

Dr. Reetika

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Infanteena Marily F.

Published At March 17, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 6, 2023

Patient's 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 besylate 2.5 mg once daily for high blood pressure, and tablet Reclimet 60 mg once daily for blood sugar. We had a general check-up of my wife and found the following findings. Her endometrial thickness of the uterus is 5 mm. Whereas the gynecologist expected to have it below 4 mm, they want to go for hysteroscopy screening to be on the safer side. Please suggest on the uterus finding for the time being.

Answered by Dr. Reetika


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 are risk factors for endometrial cancer. But in your wife's case, there is no history of post-menopausal bleeding and also thickness is 5 mm with controlled blood pressure and diabetes. I do not think hysteroscopy is required at present unless there is a family history of any type of cancer.

Hope this was helpful.


Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your reply.

I am attaching reports of my wife. Please note her endometrial thickness of the uterus was 5 mm a few months back. Just two days back, as per your advice, we repeated her USG (TVS), and the report is attached to this query.

Kindly guide accordingly the future protocol and any precautions required.

Answered by Dr. Reetika


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I hope your wife is feeling better now. I will look into the reports and get back to you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Reetika
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