How long does it take for endometrial hyperplasia to turn into cancer?
Unless you have taken hormones, which can cause it to grow faster, endometrial hyperplasia is slow growing.
It takes ten to twelve years from the time it begins to grow for it to develop into endometrial cancer..
Is endometrial hyperplasia serious?
Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition of the female reproductive system. The lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes unusually thick because of having too many cells (hyperplasia). It’s not cancer, but in certain women, it raises the risk of developing endometrial cancer, a type of uterine cancer.
What is the treatment for endometrial hyperplasia?
In many cases, endometrial hyperplasia can be treated with progestin. Progestin is given orally, in a shot, in an intrauterine device, or as a vaginal cream. How much and how long you take it depends on your age and the type of hyperplasia. Treatment with progestin may cause vaginal bleeding like a menstrual period.
Can endometrial thickness be reduced?
Treatments for excessive endometrial thickness include progestin, a female hormone that prevents ovulation and hysterectomy. Studies show that it is more difficult for a pregnancy to progress when readings for endometrial thickness are low. Treatments for a thin endometrium can include: estrogen.