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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Can a doc just look at tissue from d & c and say that it's probably not endometrial cancer?

Can a doc just look at tissue from d & c and say that it's probably not endometrial cancer?

No: He / she is free to look but visuals on D&C products are famously unreliable. The pathologist needs to look, and if you have any doubts, you can it read by several of us. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer look like a normal endometrium in secretory phase? Or are there usually other sonographic features? What stage would this be?

Can endometrial cancer look like a normal endometrium in secretory phase? Or are there usually other sonographic features? What stage would this be?

Yes: Ultrasound is not a good predictor for endometrial cancer. That requires a biopsy. Ultrasound may indicate which women need a biopsy depending on their age and clinical circumstances. At age 24, women are at rare risk of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Possibly: Endometrial cancer in the early stages can appear as a widened endometrial strip on ultrasound. This can mimic adenomyosis. If there is bleeding, this should be evaluated by a gynecologist and perhaps with a d&c. ...Read more

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How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

Not much but enough: Very little tissue is removed during an endometrial biopsy but multiple studies show that the amount is adequate to make an accurate diagnosis. The main purpose is to rule out cancer or premalignant lesions called endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Diagnosis on my endometrial biopsy states: no tissue recovered after routine processing. What does that mean?

Diagnosis on my endometrial biopsy states: no tissue recovered after routine processing. What does that mean?

See below: The biopsy did not recover enough tissue for processing for microscopic examination. Your endometrium may be so atrophic that it did not yield tissue on biopsy or it may have been a technical problem. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to see if an other attempt at biopsy is warranted. ...Read more

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I have had some endometrial tissue on my tissue when i wipe seems quite large amount i took 150 Clomid ad 5 18mm flicles do you think this is why ?

I have had some endometrial tissue on my tissue when i wipe seems quite large amount i took 150 Clomid ad 5 18mm flicles do you think this is why ?

Not sure: 5 follicles of 18 mm is alot and you should probably avoid intercourse in order to prevent multiples. But the tissue could be endometrium - however it doesn't really affect your chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Hard to say: I doubt there are any good studies discussing the use of human growth hormone on endometriosis. Were you prescribed human growth hormone by a doctor? If so they would need to explain the logic. ...Read more

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