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Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are a few exceptions for infertility cases but for the most part it does not matter if you are still bleeding at the time of endometrial biopsy. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely from period: Yes endometrial cells on a pap smear can come from being on your period. That being said it is not considered normal to have these cells present. When ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Not easier: Endometrial biopsy is a screening test during which a sample of cells is removed from the lining of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy can be done duri ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not useful: It is not a good time to have endometrial biopsy during your period. Your doctor should consult with a pathologist to pick the right time for the biop ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anovulation: You may be perimenopausal and the spotting relates to the hormonal changes that occurs during this time. It appears you are on Prometrium (micronized ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coincidental : An endometrial biopsy would not affect your cycle in the future. This was likely coincidental. At age 49 it is not a surprise that you are starting to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really : It is better if we perform outside the period and also generally no need of using cytotec until unless there is cervical stenosis
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not common: The blood transfusion may or may not be related to the absent period, but the endometrial biopsy is. Contact the GYN MD who performed the endometrial ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sure.: Cytotec (misoprostol) will soften your cervix and (along with a NSAID such as motrin) can make the endometrial biopsy a much less uncomfortable experi ... Read More

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