Re: Thickening of the Uterine Lining
Dear SBH - RELAX!!!! Yes, 5 is slightly high but being overweight is probably the cause of it. Your fat cells create estrogen which is unopposed by progesterone and the uterine lining thickens. Mine was 25 when discovered. Biopsy showed complex hyperplasia atypia which is the worst of the hyperplasias (overgrowth). Gynecological oncologist recommended total hysterectomy because 25-30% of these develop cancer if left untreated. After much research, I opted for Megace, a strong progestin, (later switched to Prometrium and still taking it) instead of surgery. I told the dr. when he could prove I had cancer, then we would talk hyster. Over the past 10 years I've had 4-5 biopsies, 2 D&Cs and 7-8 ultrasounds. The Megace resolved the complex atypia and my US this past month shows my endometrium at 5. Dr. is happy with that. Moral: Your dr. is being cautious, but the odds are greatly in your favor that nothing is wrong. If she does put you on a progestin, I highly recommend Prometrium.... it is bio-identical. Good luck.