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Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period?

Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period?

Yes: There are a few exceptions for infertility cases but for the most part it does not matter if you are still bleeding at the time of endometrial biopsy. In fact, the cervicl os or opening of the cervix is more open than usual making the biopsy slightly easier. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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

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

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Can I have an endometrial biopsy during my period?

Can I have an endometrial biopsy during my period?

Not useful: It is not a good time to have endometrial biopsy during your period. Your doctor should consult with a pathologist to pick the right time for the biopsy, depending on the suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy normal but two days before period spotting of tiny bits of dark blood is this normal?

Endometrial biopsy normal but two days before period spotting of tiny bits of dark blood is this normal?

Anovulation: You may be perimenopausal and the spotting relates to the hormonal changes that occurs during this time. It appears you are on Prometrium (micronized progesterone) as well and this may contribute to the spotting. If the biopsy was normal. The chance of anything significant that may affect your health is very small. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy/ endometrial biopsy/ d&c 2 weeks ago. Minor bleed 3 days + 4 days spotting postop. Now heavy flow. Period, or problem?

Hysteroscopy/ endometrial biopsy/ d&c 2 weeks ago. Minor bleed 3 days + 4 days spotting postop.  Now heavy flow.  Period, or problem?

Likely okay: When a woman has a d;c it usually removes her lining. So long as not soaking a pad in 1-2 hours or less, likely okay. If you're already anemic, however, or have other medical problems, you might want to go to the er to make sure that you're okay. Heavy flow in and of itself, doesn't really describe how much bleeding you're having. You can always talk to your doctor or whomever is oncall. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor prefer an endometrial biopsy?

More info?: Typically we like to do the one procedure that will give us the most complete information. ...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