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Is Endometrial Hyperplasia The Same Thing As Endometrial Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Endometrial Hyperpla: Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a indicator: Endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterus lining) means that the uterus is being exposed to continuous estrogen, which is a risk factor for endometrial cancer. So it indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of cancer, and it can also allow an early cancer to hide more easily. Atypical hyperplasia means overgrowth of abnormal cells and an even higher risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine polyp (like a skin tag in the uterus) can be totally benign or may house hyperlastic cells. Endometrial hyperplasia with atypical cells is considered precancerous and should be treated. Bleeding after menopause should always be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm worried I had endometrial hyperplasia before getting pregnant 5 months ago. Never tested for it, but would it be cancer by the time baby is born?
A lot of supposition: Without confirming endometrial hyperplasia by biopsy, it is suppositional as to whether it could go on to cancer or not. The endometrium decidualizes during pregnancy in response to the hormone progesterone which tends to block estrogen dependent endometrial hyperplasia from progressing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on patient: A woman will have a higher risk of endometrial hyperplasia if they have prolonged exposure to unopposed estrogen. Women with higher risk include those suffering from anovulation (no menstrual cycle), hirsutism (abnormal nhair growth), polycystic ovarian disease, obesity, estrogen replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read more
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
Hyperplasia: Technically endometrial hyperplasia can only be diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy. An ultrasound can reveal a thickened endometrium which may aid in the decision process to have a biopsy. Endometrial hyperplasia itself is not malignant but left untreated it could potentially develop into endometrial cancer. Speak with your doctor and see if you need a biopsy. ...Read more
Endometrial dx: Endometrial hyperplasia is not "sudden, " it is a progressive thickening of the lining of the uterus due to estrogen effect. Early phases are called "simple hyperplasia." this can progress if untreated to "complex hyperplasia" or "atypical hyperplasia" - if left untreated, it can progress to endometrial carcinoma. Treatment is progesterone hormones to counteract the estrogen. ...Read more
Is it normal to take medroxyprogesterone every day continuously to treat endometrial hyperplasia with atypia?
Endometrial hyperplasia simple not responding to 100mg progesteron day 10 onwards of cycle; 7 days in start bleeding more than ever?
This all depends on many things, and your question if very unclear. Are you saying you start the Progesterone on day 10? And you don't indicate what kind of progesterone. And are you 7 days into your period, or the progesterone? And is this the first month you are on it?
Really, none of this doesn't mean it isn't working. You should call the physician who prescribed the medication to discuss. ...Read more
My gynecologist said I have endometrial hyperplasia and I need an iud. She is sending me to an oncologist. Why is this?
Don't panic: Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion that has the potential to develop into frank uterine cancer. Your gynecologist is sending you to an oncologist not because you have cancer but because oncologists manage patients who are at high risk of progression to cancer or may have concomitant cancer that is not detected yet. An iud will often reverse hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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