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Old 05-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Thickened endometrium

I hope I am posting this on the correct board. I was wondering if anyone might have any answers to this~~
About 3 years ago, I was found to have a thickened endometrial lining (9mm), so the doctor did a biopsy, which came out benign. I don't think I had many problems after that, so in 2010, I went in for a pap, and only did that, no ultrasound or anything. I just went in for my yearly this week (I am late by a year) because for one thing it was due, but also I have had some spotting and bleeding now and then. An ultrasound was done, which found an endometrial thickness of 16mm. The office called back today, and said that he did not see any fibroyds or polyps on the sonogram, and so that the next step is a hysteroscopy, d & c, and a biopsy. Obviously this is so scary, and so I was wondering, especially since he didn't see anything on the sonogram, is this highly suggestive of cancer? I am 52 years old, and sort of been in peri-menopause for a long time. I thought I had been through menopause, but then I will get a period after a long time. Is there other things that can be found that are of a benign nature if there are no polyps or fibroyds? I did read that sometimes the lining can be thick simply due to hormone imbalances, and I am overweight, which I know can cause that. I was just sort of wondering if this test is usually only ordered if cancer is highly suspected, or is it the next step, and a common test. I wonder why he didn't do a hysteroscopy then when I was 9mm....why only the biopsy then? Also, I'm worried that, even though that test came out benign, that the 9mm thickening should have been treated in some way. I wasn't bleeding too heavy or having any pain though. I'm so worried that we didn't treat this aggressively enough way back in '09, and now here I am with a 16mm thickening. That is crazy thick, right? Thanks for any help!

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