• 22 days ago

    59 STILL IN PERIMENOPAUSE SCAN POLYPECTOMY 6MM LINING

    Having a late menopause age 59. Dr Minkin was so kind in helping me a few years ago when I was concerned about late menopause so any advice would be so appreciated now.

    Two very scanty periods this year, really just yellow brown spotting, and several PMS episodes.

    Seen Gynaecologist as I was worried about bleeding and wanted to ensure it was normal. TV scan showed possible small Polyp 1 cm by 1/2 cm. Lining was 6mm on internal scan (5mm on pelvic scan ) Ovaries small.

    I had a Polypectomy and Hysteroscopy under GA this week, but the lining was in fact too thin to biopsy.

    My question is that I am awaiting biopsy of the Polyp, which the doctor feels is most likely to be benign. So I can mentally prepare for the appointment with the consultant should I be concerned about the 6mm uniform lining, as I know 4mm is the preferred thickness, or could this just be "my normal"? Any thoughts would be really appreciated. He also mentioned my tissues look very dry so I guess this indicates almost if not totally menopausal.

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  • RE: 59 STILL IN PERIMENOPAUSE SCAN POLYPECTOMY 6MM LINING

    Dear Violetcreams,
    Sorry I thought I answered this -but I guess it didn't get through.
    Hope you got lovely benign pathology back, and that all is well. Please do not worry about the thickness of the lining of the uterus-a lining greater than 4-5 mm is not abnormal-it's just that you cannot say to someone, just looking at the thickness, no there is absolutely no chance of something funny going on in there.-so you did the right thing and had it investigated-but it's the results on the investigation that count, not the thickness itself. So do not worry! and again, hope the polyp turned out to be nothing exciting!
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane