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Thickening of the uterine wall

my mum has just been told she has thickening of the womb after months of pain and bleediing. what is this thickening can it be bad? She is 80 with high BP, not over weight.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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This condition is called endometrial hyperplasia.The uterine wall usually becomes thinner in old age but if instead it becomes thicker,there is heavy bleeding,and causes problems.The main concern here is endometrial cancer.She needs to do a small procedure called D&C so that the endometrial tissue can be tested to look if there is cancer.In such a case,surgery/radiation would be the treatment.I suggest she gets this done asap.
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