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A 44-year-old female asked:

I have a pathology report of benign proliferative endometrium with stromal breakdown. what exactly does this mean and is it abnormal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
At age "44", ovulation is frequently not "regular", and extra stimulation of the endometrium occurs with sustained estrogen production, and this can cause "stromal breakdown" leading to "spotting" or actual vaginal bleeding. "Benign" indicates that the tissue examined has no abnormal cellular content.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No. There is no cause of concern in the report you cited.
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Last updated Aug 29, 2022

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