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.
Thick lining. For more details, I will refer this to our specialists in gynecology.

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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.

Ultrasound showed endometrial hyperplasia and fluid. What does this mean?

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.

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.

If my endometrial lining is 15mm does that automatically mean I have endometrial hyperplasia or just a thickened lining? Irregular cycles. Pcos

No. In a young person this simply means a thickened lining (common in pcos). The only way to diagnose hyperplasia is with an endometrial biopsy or D and C.

What is endometrial hyperplasia?

Cell growth. Hyperplasia means that there are more cells than there normally should be. The endometrium (lining of the uterus) undergoes cyclic changes, which result in mensturation. However, sometimes, the lining doesn't obey the central instructions, and begins to grow on its own. This is called hyperplasia. It can be simple, complex or atypical. The latter is a precursor to cancer.
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.

Why do I have endometrial hyperplasia?

Hormonal imbablance. Hormonal imbalance and heredity are likely to blame.
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).

What is endometrial hyperplasia and how can it be treated?

What did your gynsay. Obviously someone diagnosed it so that gyn should have told u what type of hyperplasia it is as there are different types, some can be reversed with Progesterone and some need your uterus removed, if it was just diagnosed on ultrasound, it may or may not really be hyperplasia so I do in office hysteroscopy and biopsy and or D&C to see if it is really hyperplasia or not and then it can 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.

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

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.