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Is it normal to have a thick endometrium in menopause?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 11/29/2021

Generally, with the onset of menopause there is endometrial atrophy, i.e. a thinning of the endometrium due to the natural decrease in estrogen levels. At menopause estrogens are no longer produced and therefore there is no menstrual cycle.

If, on the other hand, the endometrium is thick, the physician must determine whether it is endometrial hyperplasia or another pathology.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.