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What does it mean to have endometrial hyperplasia?

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Dr. David Kline
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Kline
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Thick lining

For more details, i will refer this to our specialists in gynecology.

In brief: Thick lining

For more details, i will refer this to our specialists in gynecology.
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