After starting to do IVF, everyone is most concerned about [whether they can conceive successfully]. To achieve the goal of successful pregnancy, embryo implantation is the most basic step.
The process of embryo implantation is like planting crops. To harvest fruits, one must have not only good seeds (healthy embryos) but also good soil (good endometrium). Today we will look at the [endometrial thickness] problem that many people are concerned about.
How thick is the endometrium needed to transfer embryos?
Although the thickness of endometrium is very important and affects the success rate of embryo implantation, there is no so-called [gold standard] at present, that is to say, there is no rigid and optimal thickness, which can be transplanted as long as it is within the normal range.
Generally speaking, embryos can be transferred when the thickness of endometrium reaches about 8 ~ 14 mm.
Theoretically, too thin endometrium will reduce the success rate of pregnancy, but there will also be [lucky circumstances] in the actual treatment process. For example, the thickness of endometrium of a expectant mother hovers between 7 ~ 7.5 mm all the time, but after embryo transfer, she also conceives smoothly and gives birth to a healthy baby, so we don’t have to struggle too much.
Why does endometrium become thinner?
Common causes include age, uterine cavity surgery, related diseases, etc.
- Age factor: Some studies have found that as you get older, Women’s endometrium will become thinner, So relatively speaking, Young women have better endometrial conditions, The chances of a successful pregnancy are greater. Intrauterine surgery: It refers to some operations that will damage the uterus. The most common is induced abortion. Repeated abortion to endometrial damage is very big, so no plan to children must do a good job of contraceptive measures, in order to avoid infertility. Related diseases: mainly refers to genital tuberculosis, especially endometrial tuberculosis can damage endometrial. Point here, see genital tuberculosis how to check how to treat.
How to treat thin endometrium?
In fact, the vast majority of women with thin endometrium can eventually meet the requirements of transplantation, because:
- During the course of treatment, Doctors will instruct people to use hormone drugs, This process will help the endometrium grow. For the thin endometrium with definite etiology, According to the specific situation, doctors will remove the cause of the disease or use some drugs to promote the growth of the endometrium. For very few women whose endometrium is too thin to be suitable for conception, they can choose to freeze the embryo, rest or treat it for a period of time before carrying out frozen embryo transfer.
In short, endometrial thickness is a factor that affects pregnancy, but it is not a decisive factor. Most people’s endometrium will meet the requirements of transplantation.
You know, people with a good mentality are more likely to conceive successfully. Don’t be too nervous, cooperate with a good doctor and deal with it calmly.