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What is endometrial hyperplasia?

What is endometrial hyperplasia?

Good question: Endometrial hyperplasia is the excessive proliferation of endometrial cells, which are the cells lining the inside of the uterus. It is often driven by excess estrogen and is usually treated medically with Progesterone therapy (pills or iud) or surgically with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Why do I have endometrial hyperplasia?

Why do I have endometrial hyperplasia?

Estrogen excess: Endometrial hyperplasia commonly stems from estrogen excess. Excess estrogen usually comes from excessive fat tissue in our own bodies or from long periods of anovulation (skipping periods). ...Read more

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What does endometrial hyperplasia mean?

Need for follow-up: Endometrial hyperplasia is often a precursor to neoplastic lesions and needs careful follow-up. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15097798. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial hyperplasia?

What does it mean to have endometrial hyperplasia?

Overgrown lining: The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. When it is too thick and/or overgrown, it is called hyperplasia. Frequently this is just a benign thickening but it can be atypical (abnormal) or even cancerous. Thickened lining in older women is more worrisome and should be biopsied. It is a diagnosis made by ultrasound, so it is typically found when evaluating abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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What is endometrial hyperplasia and how can it be treated?

What is endometrial hyperplasia and how can it be treated?

Hyperplasia: It is the excessive proliferation of endometrial cells, which are the inside lining of the uterus. It is often driven by excess estrogen and is usually treated medically with Progesterone therapy (pills or iud) or surgically with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have endometrial hyperplasia, I had my "?

What to do if I have endometrial hyperplasia, I had my "?

Missing issue: It seems your question got cut off. As to hyperplasia it depends on whether it is simple or complex and if there is atypia (weird cells). What type dictates the next step in treatment options. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, and been able to avoid hyst?

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, and been able to avoid hyst?

Yes: Endometrial hyperplasia does not necessarily mean hysterectomy. However, hysterectomy is the most definitive treatment and eliminates the risk of future progression to cancer. Therefore, it is often recommended. Other treatment options are Progesterone therapy (pills or iud). Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Endometrial hyperplasia 26mm and PCOD. how to cure?

Not really curable: You'll be taught how to manage it. In addition to meds and eating sensibly, consider getting back into the aerobic sports activities that you enjoy most, much more intensely. ...Read more

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How do you treat complex endometrial hyperplasia?

D&C vs hysterectomy: Endometrial hyperplasia can cause bleeding, and possibly lead to cancer. One effective treatment is hysterectomy, which also allows for thorough pathology examination to be sure there is no cancer already present. Other treatments to avoid hysterectomy include a thorough D&C to remove the abnormal endometrial lining, and possibly hormonal treatments. Your gyn can discuss what is optimal for you. ...Read more