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Doctor insights on: Benign Endometrial Biopsy

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endometrial biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: endometrial biopsy?

Diagnostic biopsy: Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium). ...Read more

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I'm having an endometrial biopsy & looking for relief from pain?

Endometrial biopsy: This produces minimal discomfort you should not need pain medication. Procedure is quite simple. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you should get a endometrial biopsy done?

Endometrial biopsy: Endometrial biopsy is performed for abnormal uterine bleeding in anyone over 40-45. If younger than an endometrial biopsy is performed for persistent abnormal uterine bleeding or any abnormal uterine bleeding in the face of risk factors such as obesity or family history. If not menopausal than a pregnancy test should be performed first. ...Read more

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How long does an endometrial biopsy take and how should I prepare?

Good luck: Prepare like you would as if going to your gyn for a routine exam. Listen to any specific instructions from the gyn dr. As instructed, for example, they may have told you to stop Aspirin or Ibuprofen if you are taking those to decrease bleeding, etc. The whole procedure may only take 15 minutes or there about. Preparation and paper work, etc, may be an hour or so. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the process of an endometrial biopsy and how does it feel?

Like a pap smear: First a speculum is placed just like for a pap smear. Then the cervix is cleansed with betadine. Next an instrument is placed on the cervix that may cause a menstrual like cramp. Then you may feel some tugging on the cervix while a small catheter is placed inside the cavity of the uterus. This feels like another stronger and sharper menstrual cramp but lasts less than 15 seconds. ...Read more

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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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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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If I need to have an endometrial biopsy performed how should I prepare for it?

Nothing: Endometrial biopsies do not require any preparation. Ask your doctor, but use of an anti-inflammatory medications, such as aleve, (naproxen) can help with any cramping that might occur after the biopsy - this cramping is usually similar to menstrual cramps and is short lived. ...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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Diagnosis on my endometrial biopsy states: no tissue recovered after routine processing. What does that mean?

See below: The biopsy did not recover enough tissue for processing for microscopic examination. Your endometrium may be so atrophic that it did not yield tissue on biopsy or it may have been a technical problem. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to see if an other attempt at biopsy is warranted. ...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