BONUS 142: Endometrial Hyperplasia

February 16, 2018

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Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

Dr. Allison Rodgers begins by answering five listener questions. The full questions are read on the air, but here are brief summaries:

  • Katy asks a question about improving fertilization using her husband’s surgically-extracted sperm and whether fresh or frozen sperm is best.
  • Jessica asks about the best next step for her after multiple complicated miscarriages and whether a natural IVF cycle might be advised.
  • Trish asks about her mild endometriosis and short periods, and whether she might need a blood test.
  • Oksie asks about her anxiety in using donor sperm and whether there might be hope in using her husband’s sperm, even though her doctor refuses to consider the possibility.
  • Antonia asks about egg issues and mosaics after six unsuccessful IVFs.

Dr. Rodgers and Heather continue with a deep dive into endometrial hyperplasia:

  • What is endometrial hyperplasia? How common is it?
  • How does the endometrium normally change throughout the menstrual cycle?
  • What causes endometrial hyperplasia?
  • When does endometrial hyperplasia occur?
  • What risk factors are associated with endometrial hyperplasia?
  • What are the types of endometrial hyperplasia?
    • Simple hyperplasia
    • Complex hyperplasia
    • Simple atypical hyperplasia
    • Complex atypical hyperplasia
  • What are signs and symptoms of endometrial hyperplasia?
  • How is endometrial hyperplasia diagnosed?
  • What treatments are available for endometrial hyperplasia?
  • What can be done, if anything, to help prevent endometrial hyperplasia?
  • Do you have any success stories of past patients with endometrial hyperplasia?
  • What words of hope would you offer to a patient who’s been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia?

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Words of Hope:

I encourage patients to see an REI along with their OB. High dose progesterone, lifestyle changes, and treatment can get you pregnant quickly. There is a lot of hope to be had. Be positive and realize that you have some control. Click To Tweet

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