Our expert says:
Long-term consequences of anovulation (lack of ovulation) may be a gradual but persistent stimulation of your endometrium (lining of the womb) due to the somewhat elevated estrogen levels. The long-term consequences of this may in fact cause endometrial hyperplasia and in very rare instances may cause endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb). Therefore regular visits to your gynaecologist later in life may be necessary and any abnormal thickening of the lining may need to be evaluated by an endometrial biopsy. There are several methods apart from contraception that can be used to try and control this condition but unfortunately most of these methods are short term rather than long-term solutions.
Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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