Endometrial growth occurs in two phases during a woman's menstrual cycle:
- Proliferative phase
- the endometrial cells divide and blood vessels and endometrial glands are formed.
- Secretory phase
- the glands grow in size and begin to secrete mucus and glycoproteins to promote implantation.
By Carmen Ochoa Marieta M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Miguel Dolz Arroyo M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Paula Fabra Roca M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Rafael Collazos Robles M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/30/2021