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Thin Endometrium - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Options

Thin Endometrium - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Options

There are three layers in the uterus which carry a fetus in women in pregnancy – middle, innermost, and outer layer. The endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterus. It is very vital for Endometrium to be productive and thick for normal menstrual and success rate in pregnancy. Also known as Uterine Lining, a healthy and thick Endometrium ensures proper implantation of healthy eggs in the uterus successfully. Later on, it also nourishes the fetus during pregnancy. 

To ensure proper blood supply to keep Endometrium productive and thick, estrogen hormone plays a very important role. Affected level of estrogen leads to thin Endometrium. The Endometrium or uterine lining should be at least 8mm thick. If the endometrium is below 7mm, it is considered thin. 

Possible Causes 

  • Fibroids 
  • Low estrogen levels 
  • Poor blood flow
  • Abnormal periods/amenorrhea
  • D&C or other pelvic surgeries 
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Improper use of Clomid (Clomiphene) 
  • Intrauterine Adhesions 
  • Using birth control pills in the long term
  • Inferior endometrial tissue quality 
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Symptoms 

  • Irregular or unusual menstrual cycle 
  • Issue related to infertility 
  • Improper menstrual bleeding 
  • Painful or irregular menses 

Pregnancy with Thin Endometrium 

If a woman having issues with pregnancy, such as a problem in holding pregnancy or not getting pregnant at all, she needs to get Endometrium thickness or estrogen level checked. For proper implantation of the fetus, Endometrium should not be less than 7mm thin. If so, implantation will fail and it will also affect the success rate of conception. So, you should treat Thin Endometrium before getting pregnant.  

Treatment Options 

Acupuncture – The mechanism of acupuncture is deployed to alleviate negative energies and stress levels in the body. Constant stress leads to shrinking Endometrium. So, it is vital to reduce stress levels. A burning Mugwort herb or moxibustion is inserted on the acupuncture needles and it is used to shore up damaged tissues and remove scars. 

Natural Remedies – A lot of natural supplements and herbs are available to maintain estrogen levels to improve the thickness of Endometrium. Dong Quai, Asparagus Racemosus, Red Clover, and Royal Jelly are some of the herbs which help control estrogen level. 

Proper Exercise – By doing exercise on a daily basis, the process of blood flow to the uterus remains smooth and controlled. 

Fertility massage – It is known to improve blood circulation to different organs of the body and to improve uterine muscles. 

Castor Oil Packs – This therapy helps in detoxification and proper blood flow to the uterus for the right level of estrogen. It also helps improve the thickness of Endometrium. 

GCSF – The infusion of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor or GCSF has been shown to help improve the thickness of Endometrium which fixes fertility problems related to it. 

Hysteroscopy – This procedure involves a check-up of the uterine cavity and a surgeon evaluates endometrial issues. Thin Endometrium is also caused due to intrauterine adhesions which are also removed. 

Ask our fertility experts today for all your queries related to fertility and pregnancy. 

 

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