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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?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Is endometrial biopsy a very painful procedure? Was told once I have a narrower cervix. Stories online are causing me much panic & sleepiness nights.

Is endometrial biopsy a very painful procedure?  Was told once I have a narrower cervix. Stories online are causing me much panic & sleepiness nights.

Relax: Please relax! Most women do fine with endometrial biopsy. The doctor inserts a very thin 3mm straw like pipe into your uterus to obtain some tissue. It is true that you might have pain and discomfort and cramps, but if you relax and breathe the actual insertion part takes only a minute or two. Take 800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg acetaminophen an hour before procedure if not allergic to them. ...Read more

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[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

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55 yow, history of complex partial seizures, postmenopausal, endometrial biopsy neg, day hosp. hysteroscope D&C scheduled, could this procedure trigger a seizure?

55 yow, history of complex partial seizures, postmenopausal, endometrial biopsy neg, day hosp. hysteroscope D&C scheduled, could this procedure trigger a seizure?

Unlikely: But, if your complex partial seizures are not well controlled, and your medications are placed on hold for the procedure, then you do have increased risks. Maybe receive your meds that day via intravenous route. ...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

Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

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