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When Your Endometrial Lining is Constantly Thin

If the diagnosis of a constantly thin endometrial lining has been hindering your chances of conceiving, please know there is hope. An accurate diagnosis of why your endometrial lining remains constantly thin is key to overcoming this medical condition. I can’t emphasize enough how a customized In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment protocol can effectively treat your constantly thin endometrial lining and improve your chances of pregnancy.

A Thin Endometrial Lining – What Does This Mean?

During an IVF cycle, your endometrial lining is routinely measured for thickness through vaginal ultrasounds. An endometrial thickness of 8 mm or greater is considered adequate for successful embryo implantation. Poor endometrial lining thickness is commonly the root cause of infertility for women having multiple unexplained IVF failures. A thin endometrial lining is also routinely the diagnosis for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages.

Why is this important?

Women having a history of using birth control pills for 10 years or longer are prone to having a thin endometrial lining. The use of Clomid while undergoing multiple cycles of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in a row may contribute to a constantly thin endometrial lining. Pregnancy and live birth success rates rise substantially with increased endometrial thickness – independent of patient age and embryo quality factors.

  • Embryo implantation rates are highest when the endometrial lining has a thickness of 9 mm or greater
  • A constantly thin endometrial lining – 7 mm or less – is cause for concern of a potential failed IVF cycle
  • Less than 5 mm – there is almost no chance of a pregnancy

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