endometrium

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endometrium

the mucous membrane that lines the uterus

endometrium

[¦en·dō¦mē·trē·əm]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane lining the uterus.
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THE progesterone IUD stops the uterine lining from thickening and makes cervical mucus impermeable to sperm.
During hysteroscopic endometrial ablation, the uterine lining is viewed through a small telescope and cauterized with an electrosurgical tip called a "rollerball".
For example, a drug that inhibits a buildup of the uterine lining even as it permits ovulation could result in miscarriage if a fertilized egg implants in a weakened lining.
Progestogen causes the uterine lining to shed which means with some types of HRT you will still have a monthly period but there are other no-bleed forms for you to choose from.
Cells that will become the placenta make this hormone to halt the menstrual cycle so that the woman doesn't shed the uterine lining and the implanted egg.
The amino acid, L-arginine, helps maintain healthy uterine lining, Vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, iron, magnesium and zinc also help support fertility health, and Folic acid may reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects when consumed as part of a healthy diet, before and during pregnancy(a).
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to your uterine lining grows outside your uterus and gets stuck to other organs or structures, often resulting in pain or infertility.
If progesterone's being underproduced, the uterine lining won't develop sufficiently for an embryo to implant.
Smoking appears to contribute to early menopause and osteoporosis, which are associated with low estrogen concentrations, and to a reduced rate of cancer of the uterine lining.
Research shows the link between obesity and rare cancers, such as the uterine lining, are stronger than that of more common cancers.
Estrogen controls growth of the uterine lining during the first part of the menstrual cycle, causes changes in the breasts during adolescence and pregnancy and regulates various other metabolic processes, including bone growth and cholesterol levels.
So the uterine lining builds up until finally it breaks down naturally, resulting in a heavy, uncontrolled bleed.