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serenapal
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hi. Was wondering if anyone has had a us show a prominent endometrium and echogenic foci that are in the lower uterine segment? the report states that these could be calcifications but uncertain of etiology.

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longtermsurvivor
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and that is vital information to make an educated comment. If you are premenopausal, these findings are not suggestive of anything in particular. Especially in the late cycle, prominent endometrium is normal. Echogenic foci can be clots or even a polyp. If you are postmenopausal,
the endometrium should not be prominent. But even this finding does not say for certain you have cancer. Hyperplasia is a more common diagnosis.

The only definitive answer to your question will come from obtaining a tissue sample.

Best regards

serenapal
Posts: 31
Joined: May 2009

Thank you for replying I am 42 perimenapaus have no kids prior breast cancer. Been having bloatinand can only eat very small amount then feel full and bloated crampy pains in my lower ab. and pressure down in private parts both front and back. I was sent to hv us. I tjought they would find ovarian tumor but they didnt only the thickening and possible califications. And of coarse dr hadnt clld me yet left 2 messages.

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longtermsurvivor
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Just work through this one step at a time. At 42, with these findings the odds favor a good outcome for you, even with your other medical history. Typical, in a way, of the failure to return calls. Dang. Be proactive, if no return call, just go back in for discussion. You may need a hysteroscopy or a D and C, or both, so don't let them waste more of your time on these unreturned calls.

Best to you.

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