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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Endometrial Biopsy Results

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if my endometrial biopsy is abnormal?

Could you tell me what happens if my endometrial biopsy is abnormal?

Ask your GYN doc: It really depends on the exact cause of the abnormality. For instance, endometrial cancer requires different treatment from mild inflammation. You need to speak with your gyn doc for the answer to your question. ...Read more

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Do i panic had endometrial biopsy friday results not back yet?

Never panic: Panic isn't helpful. Most of the time the biopsy will return benign and you and your doctor can discuss management options for abnormal bleeding. Biopsy results are typically finalized within a few days-- you can call your office to see if they are back. ...Read more

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When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

If it is unexplained.: If the cause of abnormal bleeding cannot be explained, especially in women over 40, and definitely in all postmenopausal women, an endometrial biopsy should be done to rule out a cancer of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy will take a sampling of cells from inside the uterine cavity that can be sent to a pathologist to look for abnormal cells or hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy friday called quest they said status reads pending does this mean something bad and is no result this long a bad sign too?

Be patient.: Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your doctor's office in regards to the result instead of calling the lab. If there seems to be a delay in getting the result, the doctor's office can call the lab to see what is causing the delay. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy 9mm w/scant tissue sample no atypical cells but Dr. wants 2nd biopsy. Wasn't enough tissue to make definite diagnosis? Concerning?

Do not worry: Please follow your doctor's advice and get a second biopsy. There was not enough tissue in the first one for making a diagnosis. Excluding disease by having a second biopsy will provide peace of mind. ...Read more

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What if my endometrial biopsy is abnormal?

What if my endometrial biopsy is abnormal?

Treatment: Abnormal biopsy could be revealing inflammation, hyperplasia or neoplasia of endometrium. Sometimes, endometrial biopsy fragments can show stromal tissue changes, suggestive leiomyoma ( benign tumor). Ob-gyn physician follow up recomended. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

How long will it take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

Depends on lab: Most pathology laboratories have a 2-3 day turn around time. However, timing factors and special studies can increase the time to results. To improve your chances of a quick turn-around time, schedule your biopsy early in the day and early in the week. Consider requesting that your biopsy be reviewed by a specialist in gynecologic pathology, although this can take longer to arrange. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

Depends on lab: Using one of the big labs like quest or labcorp results should be available in 48 hours. ...Read more

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Had endometrial biopsy around 12 this afternoon sent to quest. Approx. How long to get results and if bad do they make it priority and tell dr early?

Time: If we consider legality, it is mandated that abnormal results be notified to physician? It is his priority to notify you, the pt. Some tests do take time if complex. Talk to your dr. If delay. ...Read more

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How accurate is an endometrial biopsy if you had one last year w/a hysteroscopy which was normal and a office biopsy last week same results?

How accurate is an endometrial biopsy if you had one last year w/a hysteroscopy which was normal and a office biopsy last week same results?

Very: I assume that the biopsy was done for symptoms or as f/u for the prior biopsy and/or surveillance. If the findings were normal and the report agrees with your doctor's impression, then it's very accurate. ...Read more

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How is endometrial biopsy done? Can this procedure confirm presence of abnormal cells or a surgery/operation is required to check for abnormal cells?

Uterine sample: Usually an endometrial biopsy is completed in the office by inserting a small catheter/tube through your cervix and into the uterus. This takes a sample of tissue from the lining of the uterus. It can evaluate the presence of normal or abnormal cells in the uterus. A surgical procedure (D&C) may be necessary if unable to do an office biopsy. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy 3/3/15 results - tubal metaplasia and scant sample, so d&c hysteropscopy 04/14/15 results show no tubal metaplasia can it reverse?

Insignificant find: Tubal metaplasia is an insignificant finding in endometrial tissue. Often it is not even mentioned because it is common. It has no association with hyperplasia or cancer at all. It is an incidental finding that is usually present only focally. Your MD undoubtedly repeated the biopsy because the initial biopsy was scant and s/he wanted a better sample, NOT to see if there is more metaplasia. ...Read more

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Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal? I called twice myself

Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal?  I called twice myself

Should have answer. : You should have gotten a result by this time. Sometimes the pathologists need to work on it longer if they see something, but they would be in touch with your other doctor(s), at least the doctor who robed your polyp. So it would be wise to speak to that doctor to try to get an answer as to what's going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining ( 21mm on CD 11) ? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining ( 21mm on CD 11) ? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

Endometrium: The uterine lining may keep growing in response to estrogen. It can occur in PCOS, obesity, taking medications that increase estrogen levels. It is good that you are getting evaluated for it. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy says profilferative endometrium with focal ciliated metaplasia. I have history of tickened endometrium and with irregular menstrual?

Endometrial biopsy says profilferative endometrium with focal ciliated metaplasia. I have history of tickened endometrium and with irregular menstrual?

It is not cancer: This report indicates an overgrown proliferative endometrium which has not been exposed to progesterone. Estrogen only will produce such a situation and bears watching because the endometrium could go forward to endometrial cancer unless combated by progesterone Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of ...Read more