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    Post menopausal thickened uterine lining/no other symptoms
    An_253111 posted:

    An ultrasound looking for a hernia discovered that my uterine lining is 11. An endometrial biopsy was performed and showed no cancer cells. My gyno wants me to get a D&C just to be sure. I have no pain in that area, no bleeding. I began menopause around the age of 50 and am now 55. I am 5'4" and 175 lbs. Until recently I was taking supplements that mimic estrogen (saw palmetto) and read that this could cause the lining to thicken. So my question is, since I have stopped taking these supplements, could the lining get thinner without having to do a D&C. My finances are not great. Also no hernia was discovered.
    georgiagail responded:
    There's been no research regarding this but if you're not having symptoms and no cancer cells were found, you might wish to reconsider the D&C and simply stop taking the Saw Palmetto.

    Debbie500 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thank you for responding Georgiagail. I am hoping that will be the majority of responses I get. I am not looking forward to an invasive procedure, since they will put me under anethesia and the hospital costs are high. I am wondering if I could just have another ultrasound after a reasonable length of time to see if the lining has thinned. However, I haven't seen any research that tells how long that might take if the thickening is indeed due to the Saw Palmetto. I did stop taking it one month ago today.

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