How Accurate is biopsy sampling in Endometrial Cancer?

October 18, 2017no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags: office endometrial biopsy accuracy

The current trend for diagnosis in post menopausal bleeding is some form of endometrial sampling by either aspiration biopsy in the rooms, hysteroscopically directed biopsies and a dilatation and curettage. Studies have shown that these procedures are extremely accurate in determining whether cancer is present. A recent study however suggests that the correlation between histological [&hellip…


Severe teenage acne linked to endometriosis

September 2, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

Scientists have discovered that women with a record of severe acne in their adolescence are at considerably increased risk of endometriosis. (Dr. Jing Xie of Harvard Medical School in Boston) We should therefore consider early referral for patients with a history of severe teenage acne and non-specific symptoms, such as an irregular menstrual cycle or [&hellip…


What is Endometriosis?

March 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium or lining of the uterus, occurs in areas outside the uterus. These lesions vary in size from microscopic to large invasive masses that erode into underlying organs and cause extensive adhesion formation. It is usually found in the lower abdomen but has been found on the diaphragm and [&hellip…