Thickened endometrium

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I have just had the results of my transvaginal ultrasound. It showed a thickened endometrium of 17mm and a 13mm defined area which is a query polyp. I had the scan done 2 days before my period. My period when it came was severely heavy, soaking through a tampax every hour to hour and a half for 3 days and severe pain across my low abdomen the whole time. Anyone else experienced this or have some words of comfort for me? I am anxiously waiting a gynae referral. Thanks

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    Hi Ms. Holistics,

    First, I want to extend sympathy with dealing with heavy blood flow. I had it for years and it is really hard to deal with, especially at work. I don't know if you often have this experience? or it is a one-off? And how old you are?

    There are some meds, called tranexamic acid, that will stop the blood flow being so heavy. 

    There is a procedure called a uterine ablation, which burns out the inner layer of the uterus, and after which you might not have periods at all.

    If you have this kind of heavy blood flow for a long time, you will get low in iron, so it is important to have your blood iron levels checked frequently and take supplements if your iron gets low.

    I am not sure about the thickened endometrium. However if there are pre-cancerous cells, or even a hint of them, you can have your uterus removed, something I wish I'd done years ago! I don't think you are in dire straits, and the doctor sounds like she or he is right on it. So you are probably in for a scraping by the gynae on the first visit, which is a little uncomfortable, but really just a little. 

    Honey, I do understand your worries, but most of this stuff just makes us uncomfortable, it doesn't threaten our lives or anything.

    I wish you the very best with the gynaecologist.

    Big hugs,



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    Hi hun

    I had the exact same thing. My periods are every two to three months now but ive had my fair share of heavy bleeding.

    I had a biopsy too and they suspected polyps. All was clear. Our bodies do dome very strange things in perimenopause. Ive had every symptom listed for the past seven years. Im now 47. Try not to worry. It will all be fine. Theres lots of lovely ladies to yslk to on herr. This site has truly saved my sanity.

    God bless x

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    Hi, i have if polyp too. I have pains l all overmy abdomen, an nowwin yu legs, not sure if he last is related to the polyp. mu gp thinks i shouldnt be. doing anything about it, just let it be ... but i know how you feel... so sorry for the spelling, mu phone is going crazy
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