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Endometrial hyperplasia is an abnormal thickening of the uterine
lining (endometrium) that causes heavy vaginal bleeding. If
endometrial hyperplasia is not treated, it may progress to endometrial
Treatment for endometrial hyperplasia includes taking hormones,
having a dilation and curettage (D&C), having a procedure to destroy the
inner lining of the uterus (endometrial ablation), or having surgery to remove
the uterus (hysterectomy).
Current as of:
February 25, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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