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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 does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

Larger Cyst in Ovary: By nature, the ovary is a cystic organ, follicular cells around egg cells begin secreting fluid into space around egg creating a cyst, several every cycle. Mid-cycle, the cysts rupture releasing the egg, called ovulation. If 1 or more cysts become larger, without shedding egg, can more easily be seen on ultrasound, ct, etc and termed an ovarian cyst. More common in people with ?body fat & diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

Many cysts: It simply means there are multiple cysts on your ovary. If cysts are small, it can be a normal finding. It can also be seen with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By itself, it doesn't mean too much but may have significance in the context of another diagnosis such as PCOS. If the cysts are grapefruit sized, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean to have an enlarged uterus?

Variable: Enlarged uterus can mean pregnancy, past pregnancies, fibroids, adenomyosis, tumors that can be benign or cancerous. Women with enlarged uteri can have pain, abnormal bleeding, loss of urine unexpectedly and a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis. Best to be checked out by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an estrogen-producing tumor?

What does it mean to have an estrogen-producing tumor?

Breast Cancer?: Are you referring to an er positive breast tumor? If so, this means that the breast tumor has receptors to estrogen. The receptors stimulate the tumor to grow in the presence of estrogen. We use this to our advantage in treating these cancers by blocking the estrogen receptors. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial cancer and how is it linked to obesity?

What does it mean to have endometrial cancer and how is it linked to obesity?

Yes: Endometrial cancer is an estrogen sensitive cancer and grows faster when estrogen is present within the body. When one is overweight, the extra fat cells produce extra estrogen, resulting in an increase in stimulation of endometrial cancer if present. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

Depends on location.: Papillomas are benign polyp-like growths found within breast ducts. When near the nipple, they can cause bloody nipple discharge. In the absence of 'atypia', excision is unnecessary unless they are in the periphery of the breast (away from the nipple)--in that circumstance, cancers are sometimes associated with this finding, warranting surgical biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

Normal varient: Most uteri are slightly tilted forward, over the bladder. Some are in mid position, and some are tilted back. Tilted back is referred to as retroverted. It may make finding your cervix slightly more uncomfortable during a pap exam but otherwise is not a true abnormality. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on a normal pap smear?

What does it mean to have endometrial cells on a normal pap smear?

Endometrial cells: Within normal limits Pap smear result means that no cell lesions or malignancy have been found. Reactive cellular changes, cellular atrophy, and endometrial cells present are normal variables. Pap smears are an excellent tool, but are not perfect. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a polyp to be "pre-cancerous"?

What does it mean for a polyp to be "pre-cancerous"?

Risk of cancer: "pre-cancerous" polyps have a risk of becoming cancer if allowed to grow and get larger. These need to be removed by colonoscopy usually. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have duodenitis?

What does it mean to have duodenitis?

Inflammation: Duodenitis means inflammation of the first part of the small intestine, where your stomach empties. This is common and can be acid related, due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc), infection or celiac disease to name a few. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high cervix?

What does it mean to have a high cervix?

Far up: During exam.....if the cervical opening is found unusually high up......... ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cvd bleed?

What does it mean to have a cvd bleed?

Cerebrovascular dis.: Bleeding inside your brain from a cerebral blood vessel. Often fatal or productive of severe damage to the central nervous system, slangily referred to as a "stroke". ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

Nothing out of..: ...Context. Ca.125 is used to follow up response to treatment in patients with cancer of the ovary but a slightly elevated level can come from non malignant causes (and it can be normal even if there is cancer). It is not considered a screening test. Whoever ordered it probably had very valid reasons to do so and i'm sure he/she can explain its implications to you in the proper context. Best 2u. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have benign endocervical glandular ephithelium?

What does it mean when you have benign endocervical glandular ephithelium?

Normal: This means the lining of your endocervical canal in normal. The cervix has an ectocervix which is exposed to the vagina and an endocervix which continues upwards in to the uterus where it is then called the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. Hpv testing may be warranted. If abnormality is high grade, it may require colposcopic examination and biopsy. ...Read more