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Dos Donts after Embryo transfer
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Thin Endometrium its importance in Infertility
Myths Facts about IVF
IVF in PCOS
I have PCOD What are my treatment options
Male Infertility Semen Analysis & much more
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What do you mean by thin endometrium or thin lining of uterus?
For an embryo to implant in endometrium, it should be thick, receptive & nourishing. Endometrial thickness of 8mm or more than 8mm is considered normal for successful implantation and a thickness of less than 7mm is thin endometrium which decrease chances of successful pregnancy.
Symptoms of Thin Endometrium:
• Low menstrual bleeding.
• Irregular menstrual cycle.
• Painful menses.
• Without any symptoms & diagnosed in ultrasound scan.
Causes of thin Endometrium:
• Reduced blood flow to the uterus.
• Infections like Endometrial T.B., pelvic infections.
• Reduced estrogen level.
• D&C or any other surgeries leading to adhesions or scarring.
• Use of oral conceptive pills.
First & foremost is ultrasound to check the thickness of endometrium.
• Hysteroscopy: To diagnose & remove any scar tissue or adhesions in uterus
• Infections like endometrial T.B. or any pelvic infections should be treated with medicines.
• Estrogen therapy: Estrogen hormone is vital in keeping the endometrium thick. So, patients are given Estrogen supplements to increase thickness of endometrium.
• Some newer technology like PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, endometrial scratching seems to increase thickness of endometrial lining.
• If during an IVF cycle it is found that a patient has poor endometrium. We freeze all her embryos in that cycle & transfer later once the endometrium has thickened & ready to accept the embryos.