Connecting the dots…….Menstrual Irregularities, PCOS, Endometrial Hyperplasia, and Womb Cancer
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I know that irregular periods can be really confusing and worrying, especially if you’re in your teens or early twenties.

I want to assure you that you’re not alone, and there are lots of things that can cause irregular periods.

One common cause of irregular periods is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

The PCOS is a condition that affects about 1 in 10 women, and it can cause a lot of different symptoms, including irregular periods, missed periods, excess hair growth, and weight gain.

If you have Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), your risk of endometrial hyperplasia ( too much thickened lining of the womb) is higher.

Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition where the lining of your womb thickens, and it can sometimes lead to cancer. Endometrial cancer is the most common type in the womb but is still rare.

A few things can increase your risk of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer, including having Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), being overweight or obese, and having irregular periods. If you have any of these risk factors, it’s important to talk to your doctor about your risk of developing endometrial cancer.

Tips To Reduce The Risk Endometrial Cancer

I know that this can all be a lot to take in, but I want to reassure you that you can do many things to reduce your risk of endometrial cancer. These include:

  • Losing weight if you’re overweight or obese
  • Having regular periods
  • Taking birth control pills
  • Getting regular checkups with your doctor


I know this can be a lot to think about, but I want to encourage you to talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. They can help you understand your risk of endometrial cancer and make sure that you’re getting the best possible care.

Remember, you’re not alone, and many things can be done to help. You can book a medical professional at our Top Gynaecologists clinic to get proper diagnosis and treatment on time

Mahantesh Karoshi
Mahantesh Karoshi

I'm a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Women's Health Expert. I believe in educating my patients to contribute to achieving the best possible clinical and holistic outcomes. By taking this approach, I enable and empower my patients whilst addressing their issues and concerns. I run a private practice with an extremely high standard of professionalism. My patients are directly involved in their care and management in all stages. My approach to my patient's problems is built on dedication and passion, drawing on analytical thinking and my on-time honored reading, teaching medical professionals nationally and internationally.