There are a number of possible causes of a thin uterine lining, including certain medications, scar tissue, endometris, fibroids in the uterine wall and distal blockage of the fallopian tubes, according to LA IVF. A uterine lining that is less than 7 millimeters thick generally results in issues becoming pregnant or miscarriages.
It is nearly impossible to become pregnant if the uterine lining is less than 5 millimeters thick, as the lining is too thin to properly support an embryo, according to LA IVF.
In most cases, the treatment to thicken the uterine lining is based on the underlying cause, although there are a few general treatments that may produce the desired results, states LA IVF. Vaginal estrogen suppositories are sometimes used to thicken the lining, and some people have also experienced positive results with relaxation techniques, such as acupuncture, although these cases need further study. Some researchers have also been investigating the use of Viagra suppositories to increase blood flow to the uterus to thicken the lining.
In cases of endometris, which is a chronic infection of the uterine lining, antibiotics are usually sufficient to improve the condition, states LA IVF. Intrauterine scars resulting from disease or infection can often be treated with a hysteroscopic procedure, although in some cases the scarring may be too severe ever be fully corrected, according to the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. Similarly, fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors in the uterus, also need to be surgically removed.Learn More
Functional ovarian cysts are typically monitored through ultrasounds and often resolve themselves within two menstrual cycles, according to Mommy Docs. Taking birth control pills helps to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming by stifling ovulation. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen can be taken to treat accompanying pain. In more severe cases, ovarian cysts pose a cancer threat and may require surgical removal.Full Answer >
Fibroids often cause swelling in the lower region of the abdomen due to inflammation. While fibroids are benign and most cause no symptoms at all, they can become a source of serious discomfort and should be investigated by a doctor.Full Answer >
During a hysterectomy, the uterus is removed by cutting the inside of the vagina and detaching the uterus from the other pelvic organs, according to Mayo Clinic. The doctor pulls the uterus out through the vagina and stitches the surgical wound.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, a myometrial fibroid is a cluster of uterine muscle cells that grows inside of the muscular walls of the uterus. "Anterior" denotes the location of the fibroid, and is defined as "situated before or at the front of." An anterior myometrial fibroid is an abnormal growth of cells (or a tumor) that can be found near the front of the uterus.Full Answer >