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How long does an endometrial biopsy take and how should I prepare?

How long does an endometrial biopsy take and how should I prepare?

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 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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Doc removed mole that he said 'looked concerning.' Day 2. How long does biopsy take? Does this mean cancer? Not worried, just curious

Doc removed mole that he said 'looked concerning.' Day 2. How long does biopsy take? Does this mean cancer? Not worried, just curious

Anxiety reaction: is common , every one will have one with pending biopsy report . no , delay means cancer is not true at all . Several reason for delay , processing delay , availability of pathologist to read and transcribe , some times need special stains , may needs second opinion ,etc , so speak to your doctor will explain to you the reason. Good Luck ...Read more

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How long does breast cancer biopsy normally takes for a result to be out.

It depends: If the doctor processes the biopsy quickly, the answer can be ready the next day. During surgery, something called a frozen section can be done, and the result known during the surgery. However, the patient may not be informed of the results for up to a week or longer. Sometimes this is due to processing, time to send the biopsy to the lab, time for a report to come, back, etc. Ask your docto. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get endomitrial biopsy?

Unclear question: Endometrial biopsy is usually done by a gynecologist and you could get one, if needed, at the availability of your doctor. The biopsy tissue is examined by a pathologist and the results are usually available in 48 hours. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get results from a biopsy?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get results from a biopsy?

It depends...: Biopsy result turn around time is highly variable depending on the organ biopsied, the actual pathology that is there. Expected turn around time is 48 hours from the time of receipt of the specimen for a routine biopsy. However, there are many issues that can cause a specimen to be complicated such as breast biopsies need extra formalin fixation, special stains to identify tumors, and consults. ...Read more

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Biopsy results take how long to get? 5 days?

Biopsy results take how long to get? 5 days?

1 to 2 days: A biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for processing. At worst, this should only add another 24 hours to the entire process. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

Depends: Most biopsy results are completed in 2-3 days. Depending on the type of tissue and complexity of the lesion, some times it may take 2-3 weeks to complete all the studies. ...Read more

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How long does it take for small skin biopsy to heal?

How long does it take for small skin biopsy to heal?

2-3 weeks: If the biopsy was closed with a suture, the suture comes out in a week, and it takes another week to heal completely, except perhaps for a bit of redness at the site. Large biopsies, and biopsies in high-movement areas, might take a little longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take to make the biopsy of a polyp?

How long does it take to make the biopsy of a polyp?

Polyp: Biopsy is done during colonoscopy and and then sent for histopathology to know whether or not the polyp is cancerous and this may take 2-3 days. ...Read more