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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 Endometrial hyperplasia.

Endometrial hyperplasia is a non-cancerous condition.

Symptoms of Endometrial Hyperplasia

The most common symptoms of endometrial hyperplasia 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:

How is Endometrial Hyperplasia Diagnosed?

If your doctor thinks you have endometrial hyperplasia, they 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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