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Endometrial Biopsy Procedure
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
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
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
Am havin endometrial biopsy fri for dub. Takin provera, chorthalidone, and iron. Can i take 1000mg tylenol and 440mg Aleve before procedure for pain?
[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
55 yow, history of complex partial seizures, postmenopausal, endometrial biopsy neg, day hosp. hysteroscope D&C scheduled, could this procedure trigger a seizure?
Yes, it could.: Any strain / stress on you (e.g. your D&C) could push you past a threshold and trigger a seizure. It depends on how close you are to that threshold. If you've had no seizures for years you would be safer than if you're having frequent seizures. No matter how well controlled your seizures are, you should discuss this with your neurologist before the procedure. ...Read more
Im scheduled to have endometrial biopsy & was prescribed to use misoprostol the night before the procedure.Should I use it if im starting my period?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 if u can. Don't worry, alot of biopsies and find few cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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