• 25 days ago

    Thickening of Uterus wall age 45


    I've just been diagnosed via a Trans Vag scan that I have a thickening of the Uterus. I'm 45 and haven't had any menopausal symptoms except for irregular periods and abnormal bleeding for 20 days. I've ready that hormone treatment can increase chances of cancer if used over a long period. I would like to avoid hormone treatment.

    I've also read that if the thickening happens pre-menopausal you are at a higher risk of developing cancer.

    Can you let me what is true and what's the best method of treatment?


  • 25 days ago

    RE: Thickening of Uterus wall age 45

    Hi read this link you could find it helpful.


    May pay as your read to get a hysterectomy, but have you ovary's saved as they produce hormones, this is just my thoughts.

  • 24 days ago

    RE: Thickening of Uterus wall age 45

    If they're suggesting hormonal treatment then it's possible that your thickening is due to intramural fibroids. If that's the case, then know that fibroids hardly ever develop into cancer and that, typically, they happen before menopause. The hormonal treatment to try to shrink them back is prescribed for a a maximum of 6 months (so not long term).

    What was it that caused you to have the scan in the first place? Pain? Bleeding?

    I highly recommend talking with your doctor about this and asking tons of questions rather than reading up online (because that tends to feed into fears more than anything).
  • 11 days ago

    RE: Thickening of Uterus wall age 45

    It is not unusual for women in their forties to have their uterine lining build up a little more than usual. This is due to the hormonal changes of perimenopause (the transitional years to menopause). That is also why bleeding oftentimes becomes irregular. In most cases the body does a good job of shedding the lining before hyperplasia or cancer sets in.

    It is best to get an ultrasound of your lining one or two days after your period ends. That is when it should be thinnest.

    How thick did your doctor say it is? If it continues to stay overly thick, a progestin is the standard treatment to thin it out.