Thin Endometrium

Will a thin endometrium lining affect my pregnancy?

The innermost lining of your uterus is called the Endometrium. It has a thick texture and plays a key role in protecting your fetus from external factors, ensuring viable implantation and ensuring proper nutrition to the fetus. Hence, it is important for women to have a thick and healthy endometrial lining to achieve a successful pregnancy.


In order to have the desired endometrial or uterine lining, women must have adequate estrogen hormone levels. An average endometrial lining should be at least 8 mm and less than 7 mm is considered as poor endometrial lining.


Indications of Poor endometrial lining:


  • Irregular or abnormal menstruation.
  • Severe pain during menstruation.
  • Mild or severe menstrual bleeding.
  • Fertility issues.


Tips to achieve good endometrial lining:


  • Natural herbs such as Red jelly, Red clover etc help in stabilizing estrogen levels and hence, improves the endometrial lining.
  • Staying physically active improves blood flow to reproductive organs including uterus and therefore, keeps it healthy.
  • Apply castor oil as a part of therapy. It helps in detoxifying your body and increases flow of blood to your uterus and hence, ensures adequate estrogen hormone levels.
  • Hysteroscopy can be done to examine the uterine cavity and determine the endometrial lining. It is also helpful in clearing uterine adhesions causing endometrial lining.
  • Adding external estrogen orally or as topical gel helps in providing the adequate amount of estrogen required for a good endometrial thickness.
  • GCSF (Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor) therapy is practiced to improve endometrial thickness helps to elevates the endometrial thickness which lead to resolve the fertility issues related to thin Endometrium.


Closing Thoughts


A good endometrium is one of the key to a successful implantation and pregnancy. It must be monitored from the beginning of the cycle till the ovulation period especially in patients with a history of thin endometrium.


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