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Definition of Hyperplasia, Risk Factor
Though the overgrowth of tissue may cause symptoms it is not necessarily cancerous.
Endometrial hyperplasia is similarly common in women approaching menopause, causing symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding.
Typically the structure of cells and tissue in hyperplasia is normal; there is simply an overgrowth.
The risk is that hyperplasia will progress to abnormal cells and tissue structure, a precancerous condition called dysplasia. Unless it causes symptoms, hyperplasia does not require treatment other than diligent monitoring.