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Depending on your age, thickened endometrial lining can mean a number of things.
During my first ultrasound the tech discovered a large uterus, thick lining and a spot she thought could be a polyp. Since I am 53 (past the normal age for menopause)
and my cycles are still going strong, the doctor suggested another ultrasound after my next cycle. She thought the lining might be thick because I was mid-cycle, and that the polyp could possibly be a blood clot. After the second ultrasound, the lining was back to normal, no polyp detected. My uterus was still enlarged, and since the lining was thinner, the tech was able to see some fibroids. I am waiting for a call next week
after the doctor compares the ultrasounds to see where we go from here. Good luck with your D & C. I hope all goes well for you.
Do you have to get a D&C to obtain a biopsy from the uterus? I know I had a biopsy of the cervix done in the office. I am not having bleeding but am having stomach/abdominal pain and bloating but i also have Crohn's disease, gastritis, esophagitis and bad acid reflux so who knows what's going on. Since my grandmother died of uterine cancer I just thought I'd check it out. I am trying to get one of those intravaginal ultrasounds set up. Would this be sufficient for uterine and ovarian cancer? I am 66 years old and in really poor health and would rather not have a D&C. In addition to above I had a mastectomy for DCIS, have severe osteoporosis, bad immune system, slight mitral valve prolapse that I don't need premedication for (supposedly) and 2 pages of allergies/adverse reactions to meds.

Thank you.

I had the cervix biopsy done a couple of years ago and wasn't sure if this could be done also for the uterus. Glad it can. Trying to set up the intravaginal ultrasound but my gyn is away and haven't heard back from the other doc yet. Also have a gastro apptment on Monday and scared of what he will say. You just can't win. Not sure where my symptoms are coming from but I figure I should start with the ultrasound.

Thanks for your reply and sympathy.

Hello Raify

I would love to know a bit more about you. You see, since that last post in August I ended up having yet ANOTHER D & C (age 55) no post menopause bleeding unlike last time. Been in menopause now for 5 years. Again the D & C 'contents' according to pathology contained, large amounts of blood, and some cervical tissue, no cancerous cells.

I am trying to get the doctor to understand that I will not want to go through this again and at my age and stage of life, a Hysterectomy is what is called for before it turns into uterine cancer.

Due to me having stage 2 melanoma, I am feeling I am at risk, even for the deadly 'mets to the uterus'

Are you doing ok now?, and what followup treatment are you having now since your cancer dx?

Sorry for being nosy, but I need to know. in less than one and half years I have had (like you) two massive thickenings (10mm first time, 13mm second time)

What did the Dr. say? It is now March 06 and I just read your post. I am going in for a D&C in4 days due to thickened uterine lining and free-floating fluid in both sides of my uterus. I just changed doctors because my previous gyno didn't take my complaints seriously (post-coital bleeding, sudden irregular periods and spotting). So keep after your Dr. if he keeps recommending that you "wait and see." My new Dr. was wonderful - got me in quickly and scheduled the surgery within 10 days of my appt. I am not looking for cancer, but I want to be sure it is NOT cancer!

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