What Does Endometrial Thickness Lining Mean?

Q:

Is endometrial thickness a big problem? What is endometrial thickness?

A:

In pre-menopausal women, normal values for endometrial thickness are 2 to 4millimeters during menstruation, 5 to 7millimetres during the early proliferative phase, up to 11 millimeters during the late proliferative phase and up to 16 millimeters during the secretory phase.

Abnormal endometrial thickness is a dangerous warning sign of endometrial cancer.

Q:

What’s the normal range of endometrial thickness?

A:

Normal values for endometrial thickness range from 2 to 16 millimeters, depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle. These values also depend on whether the woman is pre- or post-menopausal and whether she uses hormonal therapy. Normal values for post-menopausal women who are not using hormonal therapy are lower than 5 millimeters.

The endometrial thickness is an essential parameter in determining the risk of carcinoma in post-menopausal women.

 

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