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I haveing i am having the endometrial albation done, but my dr. Choose to do the ballon procedure. Why would he choose that one?

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i am having the endometrial albation done, but my dr. Choose to do the ballon procedure. Why would he choose that one?

Depends: Sometimes it's a matter of which technique the doctor is most comfortable with. But there are also other possible reasons having to do with the shape of your uterus. If there is any irregularity in the cavity, the balloon more easily conforms to the irregular shape decreasing risk of perforation and improving effectiveness of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is uterus biopsy and endometrial receptivity array the same procedure?

Is uterus biopsy and endometrial receptivity array the same procedure?

Sort of...: Endometrial receptivity array is a genetic test on a sample of endometrial tissue to determine the best time for implantation to occur, and is used to try and improve succeed in IVF. The specimen is obtained as an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy 9mm w/scant tissue sample no atypical cells but Dr. wants 2nd biopsy. Wasn't enough tissue to make definite diagnosis? Concerning?

Endometrial biopsy 9mm w/scant tissue sample no atypical cells but Dr. wants 2nd biopsy. Wasn't enough tissue to make definite diagnosis? Concerning?

Do not worry: Please follow your doctor's advice and get a second biopsy. There was not enough tissue in the first one for making a diagnosis. Excluding disease by having a second biopsy will provide peace of mind. ...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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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

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Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?

Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?

Cervical stenosis: It is very common for the gynecologist to have difficulty inserting a biopsy instrument through the cervix when a patient is in menopause. This is called cervical stenosis. If the doctor could get the instrument into the uterine cavity and only retrieved scant tissue, that would imply that the lining of the uterus is atrophic or thin. If there is any question, you should have an ultrasound. ...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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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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I had an endometrial ablation on december 7, 2012. Is it normal to have a period now? Two and a half weeks after procedure?

I had an endometrial ablation on december 7, 2012. Is it normal to have a period now? Two and a half weeks after procedure?

That's OK: Endometrial ablation is typically done by using thermal or rf , (radio frequency), to destroy the endometrial lining. Imagine a burn on your skin. At first, the wound "weeps" fluid before healing. This is similar to the watery discharge during the 4-6 weeks after an ablation. This is a normal response after the procedure and may cause some spotting or discharge for several weeks. ...Read more

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Had a baby 3 months ago and i just had a sonogram done b/c im still bleeding and they found fluid in endometrial cavity what is a d&c procedure?

Had a baby 3 months ago and i just had a sonogram done b/c im still bleeding and they found fluid in endometrial cavity what is a d&c procedure?

Surgery: D&c stands for dilation and currettage. You are anesthesized and the doctor dilates or opens the cervix, then with a special instrument called a currette the doctor uses it to scrape off the lining of the uterus. This is done very lightly in order not to damage the lining. The purpuse is to remove any excess inside like placenta, polpys or blood clots. Hope the info helped. Good luck. ...Read more