Causes may be:
- Continuous HRT
- Changes in the lining of the uterus
- Loss of vaginal elasticity
- Noncancerous growths on the uterus or cervix
- Infection of the uterus or cervix
- Uterine or cervical cancer
- Fibroid tumors in the uterus or vagina
The doctor will ask about symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. It will include a pelvic exam.
The pelvic organs will need to be viewed. This can be done with:
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Saline infusion sonohysterography
Cell and tissue samples will be needed for testing. This can be done with:
- Endometrial biopsy
- Cervical cancer screening
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