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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? though was only supposed to be tan?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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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