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A 55-year-old female asked:

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?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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.
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Last updated May 20, 2022

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