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Had 2 miscarriages in 2 years. Was told that I have 4 mm wall. Meaning?

Hi, I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years and in this time I have experienced 2 miscarriages!! I had bloods taken on Tuesday and I am awaiting the result, they suspect I have pcos. On my first miscarriage the lady that did the internal ultrasound mentioned I had a 4mm wall, could you please explain what this means. Many thanks beth
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

I am sorry for your loss.

PCOS is a common cause of infertility. It is diagnosed if two of the following are present; (1) irregular or delayed periods (2) cysts in the ovaries seen on ultrasound (3) signs and symptoms or blood tests indicating high levels of male hormones (androgens).

It is treated with lifestyle changes to reduce weight , if weight is an issue, metformin and medication to help with the release of an ovum or egg from the ovaries.

IN terms of the ultrasound, pelvic ultrasounds would look at the structure of the uterus , tubes and ovaries. It would also look at the thickness of the lining of the uterus. It is possible that the 4mm refers to the thickness of the lining of the uterus but it would be difficult to say without the ultrasound report.

The thickness varies but increases during pregnancy.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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