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Why did she have the Ultrasound done in the first place?
Is she being tested for fertility?
A nonhomogeneous echo pattern inside the Uterus is simply referring to the endometrial layer (the layer of the Uterus that is sloughed off every month during the period). There is nothing overly alarming on the Ultrasound.
The reason these tests are done is that when Women have abnormal bleeding a few things need to be ruled out:
Benign or cancerous fibroid tumors of the uterus (these were not seen on the US report)
Cervical Cancer - this will be tested for at the PAP smear and does not usually cause heavy periods as much as it causes spotting of blood between periods or after sex.
Endometrial Cancer - this is cancer of the lining of the Uterus. This needs to be diagnosed with an Endometrial biopsy. This is a simple procedure that is done quickly in the doctor's office.
WIth all of that said.... Heavy periods usually turn out to be normal in most women and not from any dangerous cause at all.
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No, it doesn't change.
Sometimes women can have a cycle where they do not ovulate and then they can have a much heavier period or periods closer together afterwords.
This is a very common problem with women and once anything serious is ruled out then most do very well on birth control pills to regulate the periods.
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