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Monday, December 11, 2006

Endometrial Hyperplasia

What is Endometrial Hyperplasia?
Endometrial Hyperplasia occurs when the uterine lining (endometrium) grows too thick as a result of estrogen stimulation. Women with irregular menstrual cycles who don't ovulate are more likely to have this condition.
Endometrial Hyperplasia is a non-cancerous condition.
Symptoms of Endometrial Hyperplasia?
The most common symptoms are:
vaginal discharge
abdominal pain
bleeding between menstrual periods
heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
Risks for developing Endometrial Hyperplasia?
Women who are at risk for developing endometrial hyperplasia:
Experiencing menopause
Skip menstrual periods or have no periods at all
Have diabetes
Have polycystic ovary syndrome
If your doctor thinks you have endometrial hyperplasia, he will take a small sample of your endometrium and analyze it.
Can Endometrial Hyperplasia be Treated?
Yes. In most cases, endometrial hyperplasia can be treated with medication. The most common form of medication is a hormone progesterone.
If progesterone is not successful at treating endometrial hyperplasia, your doctor may suggest other medication or surgery.

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