When going through menopause, if you ever experience postmenopausal bleeding,
it is critical that you never ignore it. Although this does not necessarily mean
you have cervical or uterine cancer, it could be. This type of thick uterine
wall menopause symptom is something many women experience but again, while it
could be a sign of some impending problem that is not necessarily the case.
Sarcomas of the uterus are rare and there are several types with different
grades. When it comes to treatment, nothing standard is used since each case
must be handled individually.
When there is a thickening of the uterine wall, you often see a rise of benign
leiomyoma along with a malignant type of cancer called leioyosarcoma. Again, if
you experience thick uterine wall menopause symptoms, you owe it to yourself to
see your doctor to make sure nothing bad is going on. Typically, fibroid tumors
are perfectly harmless. These benign tumors are actually common and in most
cases need no treatment. In fact, doctors will often find leiomyomas when doing
a routine examination. To confirm this, an ultrasound is performed. In some rare
cases, the tumors will grow large and while not dangerous, they can be painful.
Therefore, when they grow, doctors recommend they be removed.
Now, when you have thick uterine wall menopause symptoms that look
suspicious, then your doctor would be looking for leiomyosarcoma. Depending on
the size, it might be that the tumor is removed or if you have finished having
all your children, the uterus might be removed. The way in which leiomyosarcoma
is rated is by the number of cells dividing. For example, if just a few dividing
cells are seen, then the cancer could be low grade. In fact, in this case it is
quite possible that the tumor is not cancerous at all. However, if the divided
cell number is high, it could be a very aggressive cancer, which would require
very aggressive treatment. The problem is that even if the cancer is at stage 1,
if the grade is high, it can be aggressive and is likely to recur.
When you experience thick uterine wall menopause symptoms and fibroids are
found, they would be called different names depending on where in the womb they
are located. As an example, if the fibroids are found in the muscular portion of
the womb’s wall, the tumor is called intramural. If the tumor grows into the
pelvic cavity from the outside wall of the womb, it is a subserosal fibroid.
Sometimes, these tumors can grow quite large and whether cancerous or not, are
removed. Then, submucosal fibroids grow on the womb’s inner wall, thus taking up
Interestingly, thick uterine wall menopause symptoms can sometimes reveal
fibroids as small as a pinhead or as large as eight inches across. However, the
average size of uterine fibroids is two-thirds of an inch. These tumors will
grow very slowly, which are stimulated by hormones, primarily oestrogen.
Therefore, when you go through menopause and the body produces fewer hormones,
the fibroids are generally smaller. On the other hand, women in their productive
years where the body is producing greater levels of estrogen, the tumors will
probably be larger.
Thick uterine wall menopause symptoms can be something many women experience but
when it comes to fibroids, for some reason, they are more common in African
American women. In addition, these fibroids usually develop in younger women and
obese women. Then, women who exercise regularly and those who smoke have lower
incidences. The good news is that fibroids do not have to be deadly but if you
begin to notice changes associated with menopause that are not your typical
symptoms, you need to see a doctor. Once found, they can be treated quickly and
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