Hello Sheri and welcome,
I completely understand your concern about the thick uterine lining.
A heavy period may be due to the thick lining.
However please do not feel so much concerned. The commonest cause of this is endometrial hyperplasia
due to hormonal
imbalances. So these are easily treatable. Please do not worry as even if it is a cancer it is generally limited to the uterus
and can be treated.
The next tests to see what is causing the thick lining is a hysteroscopy
or a D and C. With these a tissue biopsy
is collected from the endometrium and examined under a microscope to look for abnormalities. Most of the time it is hyperplasia and can be treated with progesterones. The final management depends upon the results of the biopsy. Other tests that can be done if a cancer is suspected are a CA 125 test. This is raised in most [ but not all] cases of uterine cancer
. So you may get it done if you want.
I understand you concern but as of now, just get a biopsy done. It will most likely be a hyperplasia and can be treated with progesterone.
Hope this satisfies your query.
Thanks for using HCM.
Feel free to ask any more questions that you may have.
Dr Madhuri Bagde
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist