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A 35-year-old member asked:

i am having an endometrial biopsy by brushing. what does this mean?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not sure: An endometrial biopsy can be preformed by placing a small cannula inside the uterus and taking a sample. The tube is takes a sample as it is pulled in a circular in and out motion along the lining of the uterus which is the endometrium. It applies a gentle suction to collect the sample, .
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biospy is a sampling of the tissue of the lining of the uterus. There are many different devices to perform the procedure. It sounds as if this is just one of those devices that your specific doctor uses.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

If I need to have an endometrial biopsy performed how should I prepare for it?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Just go: No special preparation is required for an endometrial biopsy. You will be more comfortable if you don't eat right before it. Many doctors recommend takin Ibuprofen (advil) before the procedure.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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. In fact, the cervicl os or opening of the cervix is more open than usual making the biopsy slightly easier.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does cramping last after my endometrial biopsy?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
A few hours: Cramping should only last a few hours at most. This also depends on if your cervix needs to be dilated in order to obtain the biopsy. Taking an anti-inflammatory medication prior to the procedure may also help reduce cramping.
A 36-year-old member asked:

If the hysterosonogram's results were fine, do I need endometrial biopsy also?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: The workup of irregular bleeding has been changing and there is a tendency to move away from an endometrial biopsy but this is not the standard of care yet. Each test you have done that says things are normal is good news and shifts the odd in your favor that things are fine. An endo biopsy will give more credence that things are fine. Discuss with your doctor how far to work things up.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the signs that you should get a endometrial biopsy done?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: If you are having irregular period bleeding then it can help rule out a cancerous or precancerous condition. If you are having bleeding after going through menopause then an endometrial biopsy is necessary. It is usually performed because of an abnormal bleeing pattern or an abnormal findings on an ultrasound of the uterus.

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