Africa Member Posts: 22
I've just come back from hospital have had some gynae trouble so I had a biopsy of my uterus for cancer about 6 weeks ago - GREAT no cancer but Hyperplasia which could apparently go onto cancer if not treated so they put a progesterone coil in me to last the next 5 years. I told them I was awaiting an appointment to see Rhematologist as my GP thinks I have arthritus and I'm on anit inflamitories.

Is there any link between the 2 conditions? Will the progesterone inplant make any difference to my arthritus? Better ?worse?


  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,602
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Africa

    Thank you for your posting.

    I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you are currently experiencing.

    As we are not medically qualified we wouldn’t be able to tell you whether there is a link between your hyperplasia and arthritis and whether the progesterone implant makes any difference to your arthritis.. This is something your doctor or rheumatologist may be able to answer.

    For more information on hyperplasia and progesterone implants go to and and for our booklet on ‘Understanding Arthritis’ go to

    I hope this helps.

    Please call our helplines on 0808 800 4050 if you would like to have a chat about your condition, or if you need further information or advice.


  • Africa
    Africa Member Posts: 22
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you for replying - no obvious relation.......... but interesting web sights - I suppose I was just clinging to hope that there was a corolation and therfore an instant cure...fantastic the medical brains had never thought of progesterone inplants to cure RA...I'm a crazy woman on a bit of a denial trip, why me? what did I do?

    Soz I've read some of the blogs and I'm a boiled lettuice leaf compared to you guys