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Dr. Magdala Beauvil Dr. Beauvil
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Endometrial biopsy benign but not definitive due to scant tissue. D & C in 3 weeks. Is it likely D & C will be benign because biopsy was. Anxious.

Endometrial biopsy benign but not definitive due to scant tissue. D & C in 3 weeks. Is it likely D & C will be benign because biopsy was. Anxious.

Most likely: However, a d&c evaluates the entire endometrial lining to rule out any focal abnormality the biopsy may not have picked up.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What does this mean? Endometrial biopsy:benign proliferative endometrium with ciliated cell metaplasia without hyperplasia or malignancy

What does this mean? Endometrial biopsy:benign proliferative endometrium with ciliated cell metaplasia without hyperplasia or malignancy

Normal: It's benign tissue that shows estrogen effect (proliferative endometrium), cell changes that are benign (ciliated metaplasia) & no precancerous or cancerous cells. It's normal and usually means you can avoid major surgery if you have bleeding. Consider hormonal management or an ablation if you have bleeding problems. Take care.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is Benign mid secretory pattern in a Endometrial biopsy mean?

Likely normal: Depending on the time of the biopsy during your cycle, it appears to be a normal finding. In any case, no cancer was seen.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Thickened lining, Endometrial biopsy was benign but scant tissue sample. Dr says repeat biopsy in 30 days or do D & C & hysterscopy. How do I decide?

Thickened lining, Endometrial biopsy was benign but scant tissue sample. Dr says repeat biopsy in 30 days or do D & C & hysterscopy. How do I decide?

Discuss with doctor: This decision will need to be made by you and your doctor together. The sonogram should be reviewed to determine the thickness and appearance of the endometrial lining. If there are concerns that adequate sampling was not obtained by biopsy then direct visualization by Hysteroscopy may be warranted.

Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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History of lynch syndrome. Sisters endometrial biopsy said limited tissue available, but benign. Should it be redone to rule out cancer if symptomatic?

History of lynch syndrome. Sisters endometrial biopsy said limited tissue available, but benign. Should it be redone to rule out cancer if symptomatic?

Lynch syndrome: Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer and other cancers including endometrial cancer in women. If your sister is symptomatic and does have Lynch syndrome a suboptimal biopsy is not sufficient to rule out endometrial pathology. Further workup is warranted.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?

Aspiration device: If your MD used a aspiration endometrial biopsy device then a small sampling was all that was needed to give a benign "diagnosis." The "olden days" in office scraping is usually no longer done unless it was a D & C in a surgical environment.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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My endometrial biopsy results: Abundant mucus with rare strips of endometrial glands. Scant benign endocervical epithelium. Is this good or bad?

My endometrial biopsy results: Abundant mucus with rare strips of endometrial glands. Scant benign endocervical epithelium. Is this good or bad?

Very good: They didn't find anything worrisome. Either there's nothing bad there, or it was not caught on the biopsy. Your biopsy may be repeated; ask your physician.

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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What is endometrial biopsy?

Inside lining of the: Generally, in women over age 35 who have an increase in overall bleeding, the inside lining of the uterus is sampled to ensure its not uterine cancer. This is different from cervical cancer checked by pap. It involed inserting a tube with a suction device or brush in an an exam similar to a pap. It can make you cramp so take 2 aleve (naproxen) if u can. Don't worry, alot of biopsies and find few cancers.

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Dr. Morton Levitt Dr. Levitt
Pathology
45 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Who need a endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial Biopsy: Generally, an endometrial biopsy is indicated for peri menopausal women who experience dysfunctional uterine bleeding that fails to respond to medical treatment. Your doctor will also order an ultrasound to take a look at the uterus.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Lester Thompson Dr. Thompson
Pathology
29 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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How dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

How dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

Minor: There are two types: a curettage and a biopsy. The lining of the endometrium is sample through the vagin and cervix. You usually don't feel anything as there are no nerves in the endometrium. Rarely, perforation through the uterus wall may occur, but this is an exceedingly uncommon and unlikely scenario.

Dr. Mary Vanko Dr. Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How long dies an endometrial biopsy hurt?

Cramps.: Some Motrin before the biopsy prevents the pain for the 6 hours that some people cramp.

Dr. Marina Landa Dr. Landa
Pathology
28 years in practice
Chuvash State University Medical Faculty
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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.

Dr. Jennifer Austin Dr. Austin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is done during an endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biopsy starts just like a Pap smear. A speculum is inserted an the cervix is visualized. The cervix is cleaned off, then a tiny tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to get a tiny bit of tissue. It takes about 5 seconds once the tube is inserted. There is normally some cramping during the procedure. The cells are then sent to pathology for evaluation.

Dr. Peter Sadow Dr. Sadow
Pathology
13 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What will an endometrial biopsy feel like?

What will an endometrial biopsy feel like?

Cramping: The procedure is variably uncomfortable for different patients, but generally quite tolerable. Some patients may have some discomfort or cramping, during or several hours later, and may have some vaginally spotting. However, most effects are mild and very temporary.

Dr. Ron Eaker Dr. Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What can you find out with an endometrial biopsy?

Much: It can determine many things including precancerous and cancerous tissue, fertility status, and reasons for heavy or irregular bleeding.

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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What can I do to help ease pain of an endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial biopsy: Usually some tylenol (acetaminophen) and an NSAID like Motrin should suffice.

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO Dr. HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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How common is it for someone to need an endometrial biopsy?

Biopsy: Endometrial biopsy is an office procedure to determine a possible cause of a woman's irregular or a heavy period. It is usually done in an office and do not require anesthesia. If your doctor wants to rule out a possible malignant process, a biopsy is usually done.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

Not much but enough: Very little tissue is removed during an endometrial biopsy but multiple studies show that the amount is adequate to make an accurate diagnosis. The main purpose is to rule out cancer or premalignant lesions called endometrial hyperplasia.

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON Dr. WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Yes, it can be: Cramping can be caused by the uterus contracting. You can take Ibuprofen to get some relief. You can even have some bleeding or spotting.

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Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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