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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

Any: The large majority are benign but they need to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Possible Endometrial cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15. What is this suspect of?

Possible Endometrial cancer.  Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15.  What is this suspect of?

Endometrial polyp: If the biopsy was negative, chances are minimal that you have cancer. Most likely, you have a polyp causing the thickened endometrium. The hysteroscopy and D&C will show what is definately going on and allow removal of the tissue. It will also confirm the biopsy results, likely showing no cancer. ...Read more

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Does an IUD cause precanerous cells?

Does an IUD cause precanerous cells?

IUDs are Safe: If the idea of having something inserted into your body and leaving it there for years freaks you out, you can rest easy: A new study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that the intrauterine device...is a safe birth control method for women of any age, including teenagers. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/great-news-about-iuds ...Read more

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Is an enlarged uterus a sure sign of uterine cancer?

No: An enlarged uterus is not a "sure" sign of uterine cancer. The uterus can be enlarged for other reasons including fibroids. It is important to be evaluated by your doctor so that he/she can do a compete evaluation. ...Read more

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My question is can an IUD cause abnormal pap smears?

My question is can an IUD cause abnormal pap smears?

Probably not: but you should ask your gyn just to be sure. Abnormal Pap smears can be caused by vaginal inflammation or infection, but not with IUD's. ...Read more

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Can ovarian or endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram?

Can ovarian or endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram?

Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic testing. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be an important screening tool. ...Read more

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I recently had a tvu, wihich showed a thickened uterine lining. The doctor suggested it may be adenomyosis. Could it be uterine/ovarine cancer?

I recently had a tvu, wihich showed a thickened uterine lining. The doctor suggested it may be adenomyosis.
Could it be uterine/ovarine cancer?

Yes but unlikely: I suppose it is possible to have uterine cancer when the lining is thick. There are simple in office and in the operating room ways to get a sample of the tissue and make sure. But more likely the doctor thought the uterine muscle tissue was thickened which is a different part of the uterus which is usually adenoymosis. ...Read more

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Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Have uterine polyp and 2 ovarian cysts causing severe pain and irregular hevy bleeding and spotting can this be from polyp?

Bleeding, yes: Irregular bleeding is a common symptom of endometrial polyps, and at your age of 42 can become malignant warranting a trip to the GYN MD for removal. Ovarian cysts can also cause bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound detect ovarian cancer or uterine cancer?

Can an ultrasound detect ovarian cancer or uterine cancer?

Ovarian/uterine CA: Ultrasound can detect ovarian mass and abnormal thickening of the uterine lining which may suggest uterine ca in the right clinical setting. May need further imaging and /or intervention if there are suspicious findings on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are either fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Are either fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Yes: A polyp can be cancerous or precancerous. The exact chance of that depends on several factors including age, genetics and other medical problems. Hyperplasia has a significant risk of becoming cancer depending on whether there is atypia or not. In general fibroids are not cancerous. But some woman can develop certain types of uterine cancer that look like fibroids. ...Read more

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Could endometrial cancer cause Fever that lasts for a week or more?

Could endometrial cancer cause Fever that lasts for a week or more?

It depends: Any Fever that persists beyond one week raises questions about something serious going on. If your Temp is over 100F for more than one week, you should go see your doctor for a complete physical examination to find the cause. Endometrial cancer rarely causes fever unless it has spread out into liver which would be uncommon, but it depends on details of your medical history. ...Read more

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Do we know what causes endometrial cancer?

Many factors: The risk of endometrial cancer is increased by obesity, diabetes, and persistently high estrogen levels, such as may occur with a condition like polycystic ovaries. Genetics also plays a role, especially with lynch syndrome which increases colon, endometrial, and ovarian cancers. Use of oral contraceptives or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Estrogen-progesteron: It's the relationship between estrogen levels and Progesterone levels that are important. Too much estrogen not balanced properly by Progesterone can increase risk of endometrial cancer. This can be either too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer cause pelvic pain and back pain?

Yes, in some women: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of endometrial cancer. Any persistent pelvic or back pain should be thoroughly investigated, and a visit to a gynecologist may be indicated. There are many potential causes for pain in the pelvis and/or back. ...Read more

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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: Even common endometrial adenocarcinoma, for which risk-factors (genetic and environmental) are well-known, can pop up in most any grown woman at any time. Much is simply dumb luck -- which genes just happened to get hit. ...Read more

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How could biopsy for endometrial cancer be benign and then ten months later show cancwr? First one was wrong maybe?

You had 2 biopsies?: Cancer can develop very fast in the uterus. I'm not at all surprised that this happened. If you want your biopsies reviewed and signed by a few more pathologists, you're within your rights. Your physician can have it arranged. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial Cancer: It is a cancer of the lining of the womb. It is more common the older you get and presents with bleeding after menopause. There are risk factors for this problem but most come down to any condition that has unopposed estrogen to the lining of the womb. There are hereditary factors also. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Unlikely: Possible is a hard question to answer. It is a rare as hens teeth at that age. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

No, except...: ...That anything is possible. However, for a long time the position of gynecologists has been that under the age of 30, the probability of endometrial cancer being the source of abnormal vaginal bleeding was so small as to not justify endometrial biopsy. However, any abnormal vaginal bleeding requires careful analysis and a satisfactory diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation. ...Read more

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When endometrial cancer metastasizes, where does it go?

Link: Here's a link to more information, but the gist of it is that it mostly spreads to lymph nodes. Distant spread is to lungs, liver, bone, and brain. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk. There are also hereditary factors. Weight loss (if you are overweight) combination contraceptives, increased physical activity, low fat, high fiber diet may lower risk. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/endometrial/patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

What is the probablity of a 17 year old developing endometrial cancer?

Very Low: The only time young patients, usually in their 20's get endometrial cancer, is due to a syndrome known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this disease, women are usually obese, have excess body hair, don't ovulate normally, bleed a lot and cannot get pregnant. If left untreated, it can lead to endometrial cancer. At 17yo, this is very rare and abnormal bleeding in this age group has other causes. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more