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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
```EM thickness: US is one way to look at the interior of the uterus, the endometrial lining. If it appears thickened, it can be due to both physiologic or pathologic growth. In patients over 40, pre-neoplastic or neoplastic hyperplasia becomes more likely, but other things may also be present like polyps. Usually a biopsy or curettage would be needed to sort this out. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed: "endometrial hyperplasia" and the tech also said there was "debris" (fluid). What do these results mean?
Endometrial: hyperplasia occurs when the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, becomes too thick. It is not cancer, but in some cases, it can lead to cancer of the uterus.It most often is caused by excess estrogen without progesterone. If ovulation does not occur, progesterone is not made, and the lining is not shed. It usually occurs after menopause, when ovulation stops and progesterone is no longer made. ...Read more
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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