Thin uterine lining?

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Thin uterine lining?
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:37am

For those who have been diagnosed with this, how did your Dr find out?

They do an u/s to check thickness, right? What days do they do this on?

Also, what is done to correct this issue?

Im seeing RE tomorrow & will certainly raise this issue. Im just speculating at my problem. My AF is usually about 3 days if Im lucky & usually only 2 days med flow, if that. Usually its more like 1 day of Med & 1 day of light/med & then super light & a few days of spotting....






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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:44am
I am wondering the same thing.

TTC #1 October/November 2009


BFP December 14th, 2009 :)


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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 8:24am

Ya exactly, i always remember being happy with how light my periods were pre TTC.

I ask every OB I see & thats been 2 since May & they both totally brushed me off saying that doesnt matter. I just find it so hard to believe I mean clearly if you dont have that much blood coming out how can it be cushy enough for implantation?

Also I know this sounds crazy but since i usually feel implantation which Ive confirmed with u/s with last pregnancy. I have had the same feeling twice this cycle, once with my first temp dip & again yesterday & I had another temp dip. I know AF is coming but I almost feel like it tried to implant & didnt make it & fell & tried to implant again.

I know its sounds wacko. Ill let you know what RE says tomorrow.






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*mindy*
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 9:00am

I had this issue and I believe it caused both my losses.


Yes, they do it via u/s and they normally check it right before O time. I was being intensely monitored so they always knew when a follicle was mature and that they were about to trigger me. If you weren’t being monitored they would check you the day or two after a + OPK. If you don’t normally get + OPK’s, they would have no choice but to monitor you if they wanted to an accurate lining measurement.


Anything below 7mm is normally considered thin and mine were less than 6mm both times. The u/s tech both times said it was lower than she likes to see and said she’d talk to the dr about Estrace (estrogen supplements) to help thicken the lining. Both times the dr said no (two different dr’s) and like your dr, acted as if it was NOT a big deal.


I thought it was a huge deal then and still do now and wish so badly I would have pitched a giant hissy fit to make them give me the drugs. I could be due next month had I done that. L


Add it to the list of things I think I’ve done wrong over the years…

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Registered: 03-21-2007
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:23am

Hmmm...I don't know, but now I am wondering if that could be my problem too.

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:26am

Aryn, when it comes to lining it doesn’t really matter what CD it is. If it were 6.3 at CD 12 and you didn’t O until CD 17, I wouldn’t be worried either. On the norm, it grows about a mm or so every couple days so it would have been at last 10 or so by the time you O and they like to see 7 at the minimum. Anything over 8 is awesome!!!!!!

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Registered: 05-11-2010
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 11:54am

I recently had my lining checked because of abnormal uterine bleeding, but it wasn't a thickness/thinness type of issue.

The test I had done was a sonohysterogram (or saline sonogram, saline ultrasound, SHG) and my doctor did it to make sure that I didn't have uterine adhesions or scarring as a result of the D&C. She basically did it to rule out Ashmerman's Syndrome, which can make lead to infertility if the scarring is bad enough. A common complaint of women with Asherman's is a change in menstrual periods--where periods suddenly become very short and light, there is a preponderance of dark brown blood/spotting, or else periods mostly cease and there is a lot of pain during the time of AF. My second AF after the surgery, as some of you may remember from my posts, was seriously short and scant. It tapered off on CD 1, I had NO bleeding/spotting until halfway through the day on CD 2, and then it tapered right off again into spotting . . . disappearing completely by CD 3. My 3rd AF (this cycle) lasted 2 days and this time I had a regular moderate flow for the whole time. It still concerned me, since my AFs have always been much longer and heavier, but my doctor told me when I went in for my procedure that it's perfectly normal for women to have 2 day periods--as long as it's a good, continuous flow, there's nothing to be concerned about.

I haven't seen Asherman's discussed on these boards, so if anyone is wondering what is it, here's a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asherman%27s_syndrome

I had my test done on CD 9 (it should be done between CD 5 - CD 10 when the lining is thin and AF is outta town, so that the imaging is clear) this cycle. Luckily, my lining looked looked fine. No evidence of scarring or adhesions. My doctor speculated that since my periods have changed so drastically since my D&C, the most likely scenario for me is that before I even got PG, I had a uterine polyp (or a few) that made my pre-pregnancy AF bleeding last longer and be heavier (it would also explain why I haven't got PG with DH in the past 10 years that we've been having unprotected sex--minus a few chemicals that we're both sure I've had throughout the years); she thinks that she scraped it out during my D&C and that's why my periods have changed so much.

Besides the sonohysterogram, I had my prolactin and TSH levels checked, because those can also indicate Asherman's as well as problems with the thyroid.

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:09pm

Ill ask RE about it tomorrow.
Im sure she doesnt want to be told what I think the problem is but we'll see.

I had been telling myself that Im estrogen dominant but then that doesnt fit with thin lining.
I dont know what the heck my problem is.

I surely cant take estrogen & progesterone right?
I think my body is messed up big time at this point. Im hoping that the acupuncture & herbs are bringing back to 'normal'.

Right now I have raging PMS & I have zero tolerance for anything. Ive never had bad PMS. I should just stop Progesterone & let AF rear her head.






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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:15pm

Thanks for info.
I just read about Asherman's when I was looking @ lining issues.

My periods have no really changed that much, other than color & some quantity but mostly after I started herbs not post D&C. I mean I guess last cycle was only my 3rd since D&C so who knows if Im still 'getting back to normal'

I also had a bunch of blood tests done already including prolactin & tsh & everything was fine.
the other thing I did read somewhere though not everyone agrees is with my clotting disorder it might not be creating a nice embeddable place for egg cells. This is really only first cycle Ive been taking baby aspirin






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*mindy*
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:43pm


Did you take Clomid by chance? That is know to thin the lining a bit. That was one of the reasons I went with Femara. Hopefully the RE can tell you what to do to increase the thickness. They have to be able to do something, right?

Good luck. :)

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Registered: 06-25-2002
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:56pm
The lining growth of 1mm every couple of days is interesting...now that I have gone back to look at my charts, I had more bloof flow during AF when I O'd around CD 17.

TTC #1 October/November 2009


BFP December 14th, 2009 :)


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