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What does uterine lining limited but benign as an endometrial biopsy result? So there was enough tissue to biopsy to render a benign result?

What does uterine lining limited but benign as an endometrial biopsy result? So there was enough tissue to biopsy to render a benign result?

Uterine biopsy: The term, "limited but benign" is a term used by a pathologist in reading a biopsy specimen. "Limited" refers to the amount of tissue obtained, "benign" simply states that the tissue obtained has no malignant components. At 47, you may be near menopause, and the amount of uterine tissue is scant. With early pre-malignant changes the tissue is more plentiful. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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 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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Do I panic had endometrial biopsy friday results not back yet?

Do I panic had endometrial biopsy friday results not back yet?

Never panic: Panic isn't helpful. Most of the time the biopsy will return benign and you and your doctor can discuss management options for abnormal bleeding. Biopsy results are typically finalized within a few days-- you can call your office to see if they are back. ...Read more

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If the hysterosonogram's results were fine, do I need endometrial biopsy also?

Depends: The workup of irregular bleeding has been changing and there is a tendency to move away from an endometrial biopsy but this is not the standard of care yet. Each test you have done that says things are normal is good news and shifts the odd in your favor that things are fine. An endo biopsy will give more credence that things are fine. Discuss with your doctor how far to work things up. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy friday called quest they said status reads pending does this mean something bad and is no result this long a bad sign too?

Be patient.: Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your doctor's office in regards to the result instead of calling the lab.
If there seems to be a delay in getting the result, the doctor's office can call the lab to see what is causing the delay. ...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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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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Had endometrial biopsy around 12 this afternoon sent to quest. Approx. How long to get results and if bad do they make it priority and tell dr early?

Time: If we consider legality, it is mandated that abnormal results be notified to physician? It is his priority to notify you, the pt. Some tests do take time if complex. Talk to your dr. If delay. ...Read more

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How accurate is an endometrial biopsy if you had one last year w/a hysteroscopy which was normal and a office biopsy last week same results?

Over 90%: A blind endometrial biopsy may sample as little as 4% of the lining but can be 90% accurate the hysteroscopy adds more clarification and it's biopsy can be more accurate. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy 3/3/15 results - tubal metaplasia and scant sample, so d&c hysteropscopy 04/14/15 results show no tubal metaplasia can it reverse?

Insignificant find: Tubal metaplasia is an insignificant finding in endometrial tissue. Often it is not even mentioned because it is common. It has no association with hyperplasia or cancer at all. It is an incidental finding that is usually present only focally. Your MD undoubtedly repeated the biopsy because the initial biopsy was scant and s/he wanted a better sample, NOT to see if there is more metaplasia. ...Read more

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Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal? I called twice myself

Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal? I called twice myself

Should have answer.: You should have gotten a result by this time. Sometimes the pathologists need to work on it longer if they see something, but they would be in touch with your other doctor (s), at least the doctor who robed your polyp. So it would be wise to speak to that doctor to try to get an answer as to what's going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining (21mm on CD 11)? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

What could be the cause of my thick endometrial lining (21mm on CD 11)? My endometrial biopsy results were normal and all hormone testing is normal.

Endometrium: The uterine lining may keep growing in response to estrogen. It can occur in PCOS, obesity, taking medications that increase estrogen levels. It is good that you are getting evaluated for it. ...Read more

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My cervix closed up within 1 month of having it dilated/hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy done at the same time. Why might it have closed up so quickly?

Cervix.: Usually after that procedure, the cervix returns to normal very quickly. I'm not sure in what context you doctor said it closed up. He or she may have just meant that it is healed. I've never seen a patient have the cervix scar up shut after an endometrial biopsy with hysteroscopy. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will having an endometrial biopsy break my hymen?

Unlikely: An endometrial biopsy requires placing a speculum in the vagina. For a virginal woman, it can sometimes be accomplished without disturbing an intact hymen with a very narrow speculum. Many women of the age that would necessitate a biopsy however do not have a narrow intact hymen even if they are virginal. ...Read more

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How long will I bleed for after an endometrial biopsy?

How long will I bleed for after an endometrial biopsy?

No bleeding: Endometrial biopsy can be performed not only for diagnostic evaluation of tissue, but as treatment to stop endometrial bleeding. If you bleeding for few days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I still bleeding days after an endometrial biopsy?

Why am I still bleeding days after an endometrial biopsy?

ToBleedOrNotToBleed: Some light spotting for a few days is not unusual, but if it persists for over a week, especially if increasing in amount or accompanied by pain, foul odor or fever then you should see your doctor ASAP. Now, at your age, having the biopsy is a bit unusual so maybe the reason your doctor got the biopsy is the reason for the prolonged bleed (e.g.friable tissue)but in any case, your doctor should know ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an endometrial biopsy while menstrating?

Is it possible to have an endometrial biopsy while menstrating?

Yes, but...: It is possible, but your doctor is more likely to just get blood. Discuss it with your doctor. ...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