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Endometrial biopsy states tan gray tissue? isn't gray color a bad sign? i had a gray tan thyroid nodule biopsy that turned out was cancer. it says proliferative endometrium, but i'm worried about gray color?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

This is entirely meaningless, neither good nor bad. Only the actual biopsy result (the pathology report) matters. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned.

Answered May 19, 2022

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Grey tan is not a meaningful finding. All tissues turn gray when fixed in formalin which is the usual process for processing a tissue for microscopic examination. Proliferative endometrium is normal endometrium. Talk to the doctor who performed the biopsy.

Answered May 20, 2022

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