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I had an endometrial biopsy on th. 9/6/12', it is now sat. 2days later, should I still be bleeding heavy? It has been off & on....Lighter & now heavy.

I had an endometrial biopsy on th. 9/6/12', it is now sat. 2days later, should I still be bleeding heavy? It has been off & on....Lighter & now heavy.

Possible: It is still possible to have bleeding after an endometrial biopsy depending on why it was done and your medical history. If the bleeding is heavier than a maxi pad an hour, associated with fever, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pain or other symptoms then notify your doctor and/or go to ER ...Read more

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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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I went to my gynecologist today for heavy bleeding and he performed an endometrial biopsy and injected me inside my cervix with adrenaline. What is the reason? He warned me my heart will race. Why?

I went to my gynecologist today for heavy bleeding and he performed an endometrial biopsy and injected me inside my cervix with adrenaline. What is the reason? He warned me my heart will race. Why?

Control bleeding: The Epinephrine was injected to control the bleeding that may result from the endometrial biopsy. Epinephrine (or adrenaline) when absorbed into the blood stream will increase your heart rate, and you may experience this as palpitations in the chest. This should go away in a coupe hours. ...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 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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When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

If it is unexplained.: If the cause of abnormal bleeding cannot be explained, especially in women over 40, and definitely in all postmenopausal women, an endometrial biopsy should be done to rule out a cancer of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy will take a sampling of cells from inside the uterine cavity that can be sent to a pathologist to look for abnormal cells or hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding after hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to have bleeding after hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy?

Yes: These procedures disrupt the uterine lining, which will lead to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start bleeding two weeks after having an endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to start bleeding two weeks after having an endometrial biopsy?

Depends: It may be due to your normal period. It is unlikely that the bleeding two week after the biopsy is related to the biopsy. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago today I had a cone biopsy and endometrial biopsy's. I'm still bleeding is this normal?

2 weeks ago today I had a cone biopsy and endometrial biopsy's. I'm still bleeding is this normal?

Depends: First there are three types of conization (laser, cold knife, and LEEP). All may be associated with some light bleeding, though it should get better with time. I usually see my conization patients two weeks post op, so you might need a follow up as well. If the endometrial biopsy was for abnormal bleeding then this could be more of that also. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial biopsy two days ago. Bleeding has gotten worse as days go on. And now passing some clots. Is this normal or at least ok?

I had a endometrial biopsy two days ago. Bleeding has gotten worse as days go on. And now passing some clots. Is this normal or at least ok?

A bit concerning: Usually a routine endometrial biopsy causes little bleeding/pain and often much better by 48 hours. In your case it has gotten worse, which is not usual. I am a bit worried about possibility of an infection--endometritis, thus causing worsening of bleeding. If you have more cramping, fever etc. Consult doc for an evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Had polypectomy endometrial biopsy and mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted about 3 weeks ago and still bleeding. Can I take northisterone to stop bleeding?

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Had polypectomy endometrial biopsy and mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted about 3 weeks ago and still bleeding. Can I take northisterone to stop bleeding?

Check with your doc.: It should be okay to take Norethindrone with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place, but make sure your doctor is on board with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?

Does it matter in what order you schedule an endometrial biopsy, a pap smear and an ultrasound for postmenoposal bleeding - or timing between them?

Probably not: Though your doctor would most likely do the pap smear and endometrial biopsy at the same time, and in the office. The ultrasound may be before or after, and may be done at your doctors office, or at a hospital or imaging center. ...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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FSH of 60 & 45 after d/c loestrin 3 mon ago. Endometrial biopsy normal. Still light bleeding. Could this be ovulation?

FSH of 60 & 45 after d/c loestrin 3 mon ago. Endometrial biopsy normal. Still light bleeding. Could this be ovulation?

High fsh: FSH is usually abnormally high with certain medications and physiologically conditions in which the ovaries are not working. Therefore, ovulation would result in a lower level. ...Read more

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With painful periods w/large clots, the ob gyn did a endometrial biopsy. After 4 days, I'm still spotting/bleeding w/pain after walking little. Ideas?

With painful periods w/large clots, the ob gyn did a endometrial biopsy. After 4 days, I'm still spotting/bleeding w/pain after walking little. Ideas?

Unsure: It may be related to the biopsy, or from whatever is causing your heavy bleeding. If you are having fever, you should call your doctor soon. If no fever, some Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are not allergic should help. ...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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How long will I bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

How long will I bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

May be a couple of: Days. Most biopsy sites should not bleed for more that a day or two. However, spotting may last longer depending on the reason for the biopsy. It would be prudent to ask your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Can menorrhagia be related to whatever causing my enlarged spleen&liver? Had hormone levels run&endometrial biopsy, both ok. Bleed 12dys on 10 off bad.

Can menorrhagia be related to whatever causing my enlarged spleen&liver? Had hormone levels run&endometrial biopsy, both ok. Bleed 12dys on 10 off bad.

Possibly: Other causes of heavy bleeding include fibroids or polyps, which wouldn't be related to your enlarged liver and spleen. However causes such as diminished Progesterone levels or problems with blood not clotting as fast as usual might be related to liver problems. It will need more testing to determine if there is a relation. ...Read more

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Can D&C be done to check abnormal bleeding in 46YO instead of endometrial biopsy? I'm deathly afraid of pain I'll experience w/ biopsy & no anesthesia

Can D&C be done to check abnormal bleeding in 46YO instead of endometrial biopsy? I'm deathly afraid of pain I'll experience w/ biopsy & no anesthesia

D & C versus biopsy: The D & C will require more pain unless it is done under local anesthetic block in the office or ambulatory center with general anesthesia. (more expensive) Endometrial biopsies can be done with aspiration silastic (flexible plastic) devices that rarely produce pain/ discomfort. Talk to your MD about this issue and then conjointly select one that works for both of you. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44. treated with tamoxifen for 5 yrs. Now age 51, vag bleeding. Had endometrial biopsy, showed proliferative en?

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44. treated with tamoxifen for 5 yrs. Now age 51, vag bleeding. Had endometrial biopsy, showed proliferative en?

Side effect of Tamox: One of the side effects of taking Tamoxifen is proliferative changes in the endometrium (Lining of the Uterus). This can cause vaginal bleeding. This is likely what you are dealing with. You can ask your gynecologist for your choice/s for treatment. It may include scraping the Endometrium or get a bigger operation-hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What can you find out with an endometrial biopsy?

Much: It can determine many things including precancerous and cancerous tissue, fertility status, and reasons for heavy or irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Yes, it can be: Cramping can be caused by the uterus contracting. You can take Ibuprofen to get some relief. You can even have some bleeding or spotting. ...Read more

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What is Benign mid secretory pattern in a Endometrial biopsy mean?

Likely normal: Depending on the time of the biopsy during your cycle, it appears to be a normal finding. In any case, no cancer was seen. ...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

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Are endometrial biopsy and pap test the same thing?

Are endometrial biopsy and pap test the same thing?

No: The pap is testing the cervical cells. Teh endometrial biopsy is testing the cells from inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, should I be worry?

Doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, should I be worry?

No always worrysome: If doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, he/she wants to understand the cause of your symptoms and you have appropriate treatment.
It does not mean you have abnormal result. Be strong and follow doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How long does cramping last after my endometrial biopsy?

A few hours: Cramping should only last a few hours at most. This also depends on if your cervix needs to be dilated in order to obtain the biopsy. Taking an anti-inflammatory medication prior to the procedure may also help reduce cramping. ...Read more

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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

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What happens if I have sex 5 days after endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial biopsy: There are no restrictions on having intercourse after an endometrial biopsy done in office. ...Read more

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How long after having a endometrial biopsy can I take a bath?

How long after having a endometrial biopsy can I take a bath?

Please ask: Please ask your doctor. It would be better for them to tell about this and what to do. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor sends you for an endometrial biopsy?

Varies: It would depend on what symptoms you had. Endometrial biopsy may be done to investigate fertility, assess precancerous and suspected cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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After having an endometrial biopsy, how long do I need to wait to have sex?

After having an endometrial biopsy, how long do I need to wait to have sex?

1 week: Your doctor should have gone over this with you....But typically the rule is one week from most procedures, including endometrial biopsies. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...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