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Does focal ciliated metaplasia of the endometrium cause symptoms? might it become malignant? how often should it be biopsied? what is it?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Effect of estrogen: Complicated, so one's ob-gyn doctor can give individual recommendations. With unopposed estrogen (meaning Progesterone is not opposing the estrogen), progressively larger changes in the endometrium occur. Ciliated cell changes (tubal metaplasia) is an early change. The website: http://www.Endometrium.Org/data%20repository/downloads/cap_ap104_2011_sylabus_02_as_submitted.Pdf describes the changes.
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Metaplasia: Metaplasia, like what you described, is not precancerous. You should follow up with your doctor because of the symptoms that led to the biopsy being performed initially.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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