ZocdocAnswersWhat is proliferative endometrium?

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What is proliferative endometrium?

"FRAGMENTS OF WEAKLY PROLIFERATIVE ENDOMETRIUMWITH GLANDULAR AND STROMALBREAKDOWN"? Can somebody explain this to me in English please?

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These sound like the results from an endometrial biopsy - basically, when your doctor takes a clipping or scraping from inside the uterus and sends it off to a pathologist to be examined. An endometrial biopsy is generally performed in cases of 'dysfunctional uterine bleeding' - meaning, bleeding that is heavy, irregular, or otherwise out of sync with the regular menstrual cycle. The most important reason to perform an endometrial biopsy is to make sure the uterine bleeding is not because of a cancer or other growth that needs to be removed. Fortunately, your biopsy results do not suggest this. Typical pathology descriptions of cancerous or concerning cells would be phrases like "atypical cells", "malignant cells", or "hyperplasia". These words do not appear in your pathology report, so that is good news. The pathology description you have is more suggestive of a hormonal mechanism causes the uterine bleeding. An example might be inability of the ovaries to properly time the release of hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. You should set up a follow up appointment with the doctor who performed the biopsy. They will be able to interpret the results for you better, and they will be able to help advise you on whether any treatment is necessary.

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