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Lining of the uterus thickened on ultrasound........period 4 weeks late

I have a quick question. I am now 4 week late on my period and I went in for an ultrasound on today and the doctor said that my uterus lining was thick. I know that usually happen at around two weeks of pregnancy. I haven't seen a period in 8 total weeks now. He also only spent about 20 seconds on the entire ultrasound exam too, so I'm thinking he might have overlooked alot of stuff. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this. Please share your input with me. I'd really appreciate it.

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I just recently started having abnormal cycles and went to my doctor. The first thing he did was a pregnancy test which came back negative.  He then performed an Endometrial Biopsy and when he called witht the results he said I had "Simple Hyperplacia" caused by excessive Estrogen which causes the lining of the Uterus to get Thick and if left untreated could lead to Pre-cancerous condition.
He suggested Birth Control pills as a method for treatment,
which are a combination of Estrogen and Progesterone and said that this should correct the problem within 1-2 months or as long as 3-4 months to help shed the lining.
I however, due to a history of Breast Cancer in my family do not
feel comfortable using this method of treatment, and discussed the possibility of Alternative Treatment with my Primary Care
Physician, who agrees with me.
It seemed logical to start taking Progesterone to Balance out the Estrogen/Progesterone Balance and I will be sending for a
micronized Progesterone Cream to start with.
But I am  open to further Professional Suggestions for alternative treatments.
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Thanks Mia for your response. I always appreciate when someone can help by going through something similar. For right now while I'm not doing any bleeding whatsoever, I'm just taking it one day at a time and treat myself as a pregnant woman until I see otherwise. Again, thanks for your response.

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Thank you so much for your response TNT. I have been having some mild cramping off and on. My stomache is bloated, it's been that way for a few weeks now. My breast are black too around the nipple. I am beginning not to like this doctor either. He seems to unconcerned for me. He is not my family doctor or anything. He is one of the gynecologist at the Woman's Clinic in my town. When he told me that my uterus lining was thickened, I know that it usually is like that when you're pregnant up until time for you to have the baby and I know it usually gets thick right before your period starts too and once your period starts, it sheds. But mine looked pretty thick on that ultrasound like I'm definately pregnant, but he keeps playing these games with me and telling me to come back in 2 weeks and stuff like that. Why you think he won't just take his time with that ultrasound instead of 10 seconds of looking and really find out what's going on in my stomach? This is really upsetting me for him to keep giving me the run around like this. I don't have a bunch of money to keep changing doctors ya know? But, I'll have to think of something. Thanks again TNT. I hope to hear from you again soon. Take care. Anyone else would like to respond, I'll be glad to read your posts as well. Thanks.

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HI DO YOU SEE A GYNECOLOGIST OR YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN?DO YOU HAVE ANY CRAMPING?IS YOUR STOMACH SWOLLEN?I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT I DON'T LIKE THE DOCTOR YOU ARE SEEING.HE OR SHE IS NOT TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY YOUR UTERUS IS DOING THIS.ARE THEY GOING TO DO MORE TEST?HAVE THEY CHECKED YOUR HORMONE LEVELS?DID THEY CHECK YOUR OVARIES?YOU DO NEED TO TAKE IT EASY NOT ONLY IF YOU THINK YOUR PREGNANT,ALL SO BECAUSE TO THE YOUR UTERUS IS THICK.IF THIS DOCTOR IS NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO YOU PLEASE FIND ANOTHER ONE.A WOMANS REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM IS SO EASY TO BE MISDIAGNOSED,ESPECIALLY BY DOCTORS WHO ARE IN A HURRY OR THINK IT'S NOT IMPORTANT.I HAD A HYSTERECTOMY LAST YEAR I WAS 31 YEARS OLD.SO PLEASE KEEP PESTERING YOUR DOCTOR OR FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR THAT WILL TREAT YOU AND LISTEN TO YOU.I HAD ENDOMETRIOSIS.LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT MORE,I WILL ALL SO TRY TO FIND SOME INFORMATION FOR YOU.TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF AND DON'T BE LIFTING OR BENDING.TNT406
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hmmm you do sound pregnant.  Are your breasts starting to feel different, tingling, sensitivity?  Thats how i knew  that and craved hot peppers.  I would nag your existing doc or find another one.  Take a home preg test soon too.
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Hi Dana, yes my breast are beginning to be very sore now. They weren't all that sore a couple weeks ago, but I noticed they are started to get that extra soreness to them now. I feel so bloated all the time now. This upcoming Saturday will be my second period missed. The doctor scheduled me to come back in a couple weeks. You would think he would have told me something when I went the other day. I am having pregnancy symptoms from every angle. I just want them to take a thorough ultrasound and let me know what they see, that's all I ask.

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Hi ms.  A year ago I was diagnosed with hyperplasia.  The doctor was all for a hysterectomy or depra privera shots.  I chose to do research and I started taking the vitamins and using progesterone cream from the womentowomen.com site.  I went back 3 months later and she did another biopsy and I was completely normal.  Now I ran out of the vitamins for a couple of months and I had an ultrasound today and they said that my lining was thick and bumpy.  I immediately called womentowomen.com and reordered the vitamins and progesterone cream.  I believe in natural stuff not this artificial pill taking that has numerous side effects.  I too have a lot of bloating and feel pregnant. I'm not pregnant those are just the symptoms.  You didn't say how old you were and how many children you have.  I had my four and last child who was 10 pounds and my uterus has never gone back to normal size, it has always been on the large side.  I had fibroids but those are gone to because I dealt with them the natural way.  I can't find a doctor is willing to deal with things naturally, they seem to always want to do surgery or use drugs so they can get their kickback.  Check out womentowomen.com  Let me know how you are doing.
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Hi Iamabeliever, how are you today. Just wanted to answer your post. To update you on how I am doing, the reason my uterus was thickened is because it was near time for my period to come on. I had already missed the entire month of July and was getting ready to miss the month of August, but it came the day before I missed that second period. So again, that was the reason for my uterus being thick. That's what the doctor told me. He says it usually thickens right before your period as well as when you're pregnant. I wasn't pregnant this time, maybe next time. Thanks for your post, I appreciate the concern. Oh, and I agree with you on the natural remedies. I don't care for all of those other pills either.

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hey..im new to this..but..umm..i havent had a period since june...(i wasnt preg. )as of now i dont know if i am..i misca. back in sept. and my boobs were so sore ad swolle. and now i feel like that again..(for the past week)..they hurt extremely bad..i wen tinto the doc last week he told me my lining was thick , that i was gonna get my period..but i haven tgotten anything yet..i took a preg. test monday 19. neg...soo i think i am preg..but not sure...HELP!..what should i do?..is my lining thick bc im preg or what?
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Last month I found out that I was pregnant and approximately 10 days later I started bleeding. The next day I went to see my ob/gyn.  They did a very throughl ultra sound.  My uterus was thickened but they were unable to see a sac.  I was 5 1/2 weeks pregnant. They said the thickening was normal for pregnancy and that you may or may not see a sac if I ovulated a little later than I thought I had. My first hpt was neg.. 3 days later my hcg quantitative level was 2.  I had misscarried.  Hope this may help. Good Luck.
  
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I was  told my lining was thick as well... does this happen when you are pregnant as well? Everything else I have been reading says it could be cancer?
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I am a 66 yr old female who was just diagnosed with thickingin of the uterine wall.
I had a biopsy which was normal and was referred to an oncologist because of history of Breast back in the 80'.
The Specialist examined me and my sonogram and biopsy report and said that my uterus looked like any normal post menaposal uterus.

I am confused because my Gyn wants to do more test, which includes another Sonogram. I ask her to have it done at the hospital instead of the offiice and I think she was offended, but if I am going to have a second opionion I want all test to be done independently of the original Doctor. Is this being disrespectful.
Please let me hear from someone else who has this condition.

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Hi im 27/married...i ve been experiencing irregular periods for the past 1 year.I was spotting blood(brown) for 45 days.i went to the doc. n he askd me to take promentrium for 10 days ,as to get my period b'cuz da lining of the uterus was too thick.i took those tablets for 5 days n had my periods for the month of june then took 5more in july n had my periods.Now i was xpecting my periods on 24th august bt i just had a strike of blood in my mucous n was all clear after that...plz i knw im nt pregnant (though i really want to) can somebody tell me......if she experienced the same.
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I had a uteran ablation done in July and I was very pleased with the results even though I still had my period. My last menstrual cycle I had a lot of severe cramping and pain. I have had a kidney stone and two children without pain meds and this was very uncomfortable. I was unable to get in to see my Dr. and figured if it hurt this bad next go around I would do something about it. Well it's next go around and it's twice as bad. It's got me doubled over and having cold sweats. It takes my breath away like I'm in labor. Due to my uterus being tilted back I'm having really bad back pain as well.  I had ultrasounds done the other day and so far all they can tell me is that my Uterus looks thick. Who knows. All I know is that I am very uncomfortable right now. Does anybody have any suggestions.
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I had  sonogram in december because the doctor said i had a thicking of my uterus that came back fine but they said they found   a small cyst on my ovary then i went back to yhe doctor and they said the cyst was gone but the thicking of the uterus was back what is going on here
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I recently went to the OB/GYN and had a cervical ultrasound done and on April 9th scheduled for a biopsy.  During a regular pap exam the doctor stated he seen a red dot on my cervix and scheduled me for the ultra sound.  The results from the ultrasound came back and the doctor told me that my uterus lining was thick.  He wants to move forward with a biopsy.  I have very heavy periods with bad cramps.  I am very concern about this biopsy.  I am 35 years old and had a biopsy done when I was 19, it was extremely painful.  What is the full purpose of a Biopsy?

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Last week i had a positive test pregnancy, also has preganancy symptoms as well. Couple day later, i experience light cramp and backache, the pain on and off.  and spot coming out.  I had less pregnancy symptom now, but my breast still tenderness, and sore. Ob refer me for the hormone blood test. Till now i still have spotting and no cramp, but until last time cramp hitting me again, and i took tylenol just for safe (pregnant). THis morning call my dr. told everything what happen last night, the nurse say i should take advil or motrin to relieve my pain, and the dr. is now reviewing my blood test result. They would let me in the office, they say all book up today. So tomorrow morning i have appt. with the dr. THat a bummer!! I was concern maybe i had misscarriage, cu'z nurse told me to take advil or motrin, that mean im no longer pregnant, maybe my hormone level has drop.  Also i went on ultrasound dr. didn't seen anything, beside she told me my uterine lining wall is thicken. CAn anyone tell me what is going on?
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ok so today is Aug 13th and i have not had my period since the first week of May!  I went to the doctors today after taking a home preg test and it coming back neg.  The ultra sound showed a very thick lining around my uterus but she really did not tell me anything.. She said it could be that my period is about to come or that i am at the early stages of being preg and to wait a couple weeks and come back if i dont get my period.  However i had my tubes tied last sept after i had my daughter so this would be crazy if i were to be preg.  dont know what to do?
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hi i hope someone can help me i just had a ultrasound and the ultrasound person told me i have a thicker lining on my uterus, im 26 and i have been bleeding for 3 months on and off now it just getting worst for the last 2 days i've had big blood clots what could this be? HELP
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Hi .. me n my hubby did intercourse on 25th Aug 10, my LMP was on 10th july... on 31st Aug 10 i observed light bleeding/spotting on my panty, till today my periods has not yet come which was supposed to be come on 8th -9th Oct10.... my periods are normally regular from last 5-6 months.... i really dont know whats going on ... what should i do... please tell me
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i recently got on the depo provera shot for birth control in feb..had a menstrual period on march 2 which i have been on for a month...went back to clinic after being on my period for 15 days...they gave me birth control pills to stop the bleeding...they just made it worse...im bleeding heavy now...and then this morning i pass a huge blood clot...went to e.r.and they told me that i had passed the lining of the uterus...i asked questions but no one seemed to tell me any answers...does that mean i was pregnant and miscarried? someone let me know....for quicker responce u can txt me at 8065565323....thanks....just looking for answers...they also said i will continue to bleed and cramp until i pass the rest...or get a d&c...so what is that telling me?  im thinking i was pregnant and miscarried...please comment
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I am 32 years old and have one child a thirteen year old boy. I went to the DR. office because i was having very heavy bleeding and some cramping. I was also passing huge blood clots. I had a ultrasound and they revealed my lining was extremely thick. They scheduled me for a bioposy coming up on May 3. The only thing is I have always had abnormal periods so that did not bother me but all of a sudden my breast are really sore now I mean really I have not had a baby in 13 years I do not know what is going on can somebdy help me figure this out..
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I am 32 years old and have one child a thirteen year old boy. I went to the DR. office because i was having very heavy bleeding and some cramping. I was also passing huge blood clots. I had a ultrasound and they revealed my lining was extremely thick. They scheduled me for a bioposy coming up on May 3. The only thing is I have always had abnormal periods so that did not bother me but all of a sudden my breast are really sore now I mean really I have not had a baby in 13 years I do not know what is going on can somebdy help me figure this out..
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I too have the same problem. It started back in october of 08. The bleeding went on for 3 months, non- stop. When I went to go see my first gyn, they said the lining of my uterus was thick. The he started to ask me if i was pregnant or ever been? or have i smoked, drink, or drank coffee. I told him no. My problem have been going on for about 2 1/2 years now. My doctor kept prescribing me pills. I had to get a depo shot. I went into the hospital twice back to back. I have to take 3 iron tablets daily to keep my iron up. I was on birth control, but i was told if you take to many you could get blood clots. so i stopped. my bleeding was on and off. Sometimes it would be off for 4 months close and then come back on. The last time i bled was back in 2010 at the end of august. I'm am only 21yrs, sometimes i get afraid if i won't be able to have children.  I didn't let my problem keep me from having a good life.  my doctor is trying to prevent from surgery, but i'm looking at the only logical thing is to do a dnc! Just to see if that works. Oh and ladies he said fibroids can also play apart in the vaginal bleeding. So ladies please fined a good doctor who can help you and tell you want you need to know . I really want to make out with my Boyfriend, but because if this problem, it's becoming very difficult. SO every now and then i just pray to god that he just keep me and protect me. I pray for all these women on here whom are suffering the same thing i am. May God be with you all and I pray their is a solution to our problems.
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I am a 48 year old woman. i haven't had a period in over 1 year. i had a D&C done 2 years ago because of thick lining. still haven't had a period except for a few months after that D&C. now my family physician tells me that all my blood levels are fine, and that the D&C caused my periods to stop...i don't believe it. i have lower stomach cramps, higher stomach cramps, back aches. i also have had an upper GI and colonoscopy. I have mild colitis but that's not what the pain is from. thinking that the lining is thick again...Any suggestions? I am making an appointment with my gynecologist for the vaginal ultrasound to see what's going on.
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