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Are Endometrial Biopsy And Pap Test The Same Thing
No: The pap is testing the cervical cells. Teh endometrial biopsy is testing the cells from inside the uterus. ...Read more
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
Mid cycle bleeding all test including endometrial biopsy pap smear pelvic ultrasound harmones normal I'm obese 36 age kids 14, 8 c section?
Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?
Pelvic ultrasound shows thickness of lining to be 26mm. I am postmenopausal. Endometrial biopsy also pap smear negative I am obese. Worried
I have slight pinkish discharge after intercourse married and no stds. Doc has done endometrial biopsy and ecc, pap and HPV test all ngtv then why?
Probably normal: First of all, it was a great idea to have this checked out. Pinkish discharge, or spotting, can have a serious cause. But since all your tests were normal, the symptom is probably normal for you. It may be due to a bit of trauma with the skin inside the vagina being irritated during intercourse. If there are spermicidals or other fluids, even semen, then the discharge is diluted -- pinkish. ...Read more
Endometrial biopsy april nml pap last week neg HPV but showed endometrial cells I am scared what does this mean?
What did your gyn: Say? Your gyn should have explained that you can see endometrial cells in the pap esp. If you had the pap during a period, if you did not then u should get a pelvic ultrasound to check the endometrial thickness and if too think then an in office hysteroscpy with biopsy, takes 5 minutes at the most when I do them in office, and it would be much more worrisome if they saw atypical endometrial cell. ...Read more
Spotting in between periods and after sex since 2009 all pap are normal last done 2012 nov, endometrial biopsy normal done 2011. April. G4p3. What's wrong?
Vaginal irritation: And hormonal changes are commonGet a more detailed answer ›
[contd from q re: 60 year old to have endometrial biopsy] I have never had symptoms of uterine problems (bleeding, cramps, pain, etc). Why is this procedure being performed? My last pap was normal.
Why would: U let your doc do a procedure without asking him or her why? I do not know any doc who would do that without a reason! In my pts the reason I would do it and I would tell them the reason before hand, would be post menopausal bleeding, or too thick endometrium on a pelvic ultrasound, or endometrial cells seen on a pap, but my pt would know why and have the choice to refuse the bx. ...Read more
I do not want to have a endometrial biopsy in office. What are my options? 59 year old woman with normal pap spotting blood & mild cramping
Your options: Thanks for asking, Ann. Your physician may not have explained this in so many words, but you have cancer until proved otherwise. Neglect it for even a few more weeks, and you're greatly increasing your risk of dying. Think about the things you love to do, and the people who love you. Ask about having this done in outpatient surgery if the in-office option for some reason isn't comfortable. ...Read more
My last pap had endrometrial cells in it. My doctor has scheduled an endometrial biopsy from the uterus. I had just started my period at the time of the pap - could this produce the e-cells? What does the presence of the e-cells possibly indicate? What
Likely from period: Yes endometrial cells on a pap smear can come from being on your period. That being said it is not considered normal to have these cells present. When found on a pap especially in women above 35 or with certain risk factors the appropriate next step is an endometrial biopsy to rule out cancer or precancerous cellular overgrowth in the endometrial lining. ...Read more
My pap smear was negative for HPV but showed endometrial cells? What does this mean? My dr. Wants to do a biopsy.
It's a precaution: Endometrial cells come from your uterus. In women your age, about 12% show normal endometrial cells on their pap smear. Usually they are just normal cells that have "shed" into your pap smear. But about 1 in 10 times they can signal something abnormal is happening in your uterus, possibly cancer. It's recommended that any woman with these cells on a pap smear has further testing, just to be sure. ...Read more
Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.
Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops. ...Read more
Acus twice. Had colpscopy/biopsy 1 CIN 1, 2 negative x dysplasia. Hpv negative. Did pap test in June and normal now. Do I need colpscopy in december?
No: If you have had CIN I. The recommendation is for you to have a pap smear every 6 months until 2 are normal 6 months apart, then to yearly screening. If your last pap was normal, colposcopy is not necessary. Repeat pap 6 months from your last and hopefully that will be normal. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a total thyroidectomy in january. Recently my pap test came back with agus cells, so I had a colposcopy & biopsy. Is pregnancy still possible?
Yes indeed: Congratulations on your focus both on getting good health care and your desire to become a mother. The biopsy results will determine whether there's anything in the endocervix that needs to be treated -- chances of a lesion requiring hysterectomy producing only "agus" are low. Be sure to maintain your thyroid medication through your pregnancy. ...Read more
I had a pap test and biopsy done 3 days ago. And today I am experiencing very heavy bleeding, along with cramps and feeling dizzy. Is this normal?
My pap test my pap test was abnormal, I did a biopsy last monday I have to go back on the 26th of this month. The doctor said base on the reults I might have to do a procedure call leep. My problem now is im having a discharge and it smells is their a ove
No simple answer: Leep is one type of treatment that may be appropriate depending on the exact pap result, your hpv status, your age, and the biopsy results. The treatment can also vary somewhat with your doctor's personal preferences. Check out guidelines from the asccp (there is even an app) to get a better idea of what your options are. ...Read more
Can fingering trigger an abnormal pap test? The result I had was endometrial cells found at cervix.
No: Fingering will not cause any cellular changes, normal endometrial cells found at cervix may not be abnormal ...Read more
Had an abnormal pap test & don't know what triggered it. It was endometrial cells found at cervix. I'm 18 & doc say I have low chance of cervical cancer?
Benign: Per latest guidelines, most women in your age group don, t need a PAP test, because the abnormal epithelial cells clear up. Would recommend follow up w/ your Dr to discuss options ...Read more
I am postmenopausal and had light spotting one day. Had TVUS with lining of 5mm. Negative endometrial biopsy. Is that enough or should have more test?
Sounds fine: It sounds fine. I would trust your doctor. ...Read more
Cramping and nausea 11 days after endometrial biopsy. All test results are normal. No sign of infection. What is going on?
May be menses.: Too little info to determine cause of your cramping. ...Read more
Lab test, endometrial biopsy all were negative for my heavy bleeding I had my tubes tired what other options don't want hormone therapy?
Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the problem and will guide the next steps in management. Abnormal pap smears may indicate HPV changes or precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not related to uterine fibroids. ...Read more
Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells 4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?
All biopsies negativ: That's great news to be celebrated! Do you have a family history of breast or uterine cancer? Are you BRCA positive? Have you had mammograms or colonoscopies done? Why are you petrified? Speak to your doc about your fears and address them. You seem to be partly doing that already. ...Read more
Endometrial cells on PAP 10 days after normal period. No history of irreg bleed. HPV+ Biopsy done. 50yrs old pre-menopausal. How worried should I be?
Pap and HPV: EM cells on a pap have a low but increasing with age association with endometrial neoplastic or pre-neoplastic changes. In early cycle phase, the risk is even lower. HPV positivity however is more of a concern at your age, but still the risk of cancer being present is very far from 100%, but enough to warrant the biopsy. If that is negative, you should stay in contact for follow-up. ...Read more
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