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How long does it usually take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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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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 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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How long does it take for a pathology report on an endometrial biopsy?

How long does it take for a pathology report on an endometrial biopsy?

1 to 2 days: The standard turn-around-time for tissue reports is 1 to 2 days but for simple tiny specimens, the tat is within 24 hours or less especially for those tissue labs running multiple processing machines. ...Read more

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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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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 dies an endometrial biopsy hurt?

Cramps.: Some Motrin before the biopsy prevents the pain for the 6 hours that some people cramp. ...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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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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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

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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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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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My gyn wants me to do an endometrial biopsy asap. What should I expect when I get it done?

My gyn wants me to do an endometrial biopsy asap. What should I expect when I get it done?

Ask doctor: Usually these procedures can be done in the doctor's office where a small amount of tissue is removed from the inside of the uterus through the cervix and vagina. It is a very common procedure. ...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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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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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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My doctor attempted to do an endometrial biopsy and had to stop because it was very painful. What are the alternative options I have to to get this d?

My doctor attempted to do an endometrial biopsy and had to stop because it was very painful. What are the alternative options I have to to get this d?

Sonogram or sedation: A pelvic sonogram performed by a certified skilled sonographer or a saline sonohysterogram may help decide if an endometrial sampling is really necessary. If your endometrium is "thickened", an office procedure under sedation or paracervical anesthesia is an "alternative option"; otherwise you may need a dilatation of your cervix in an OR or ambulatory surgical unit served by an anesthesiologist ...Read more

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I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

Neither w/o advice: Contact the doctor who will do the procedure and ask for directions for before and after. Don't do anything w/o their advice and/or knowledge. This can be very important, so call ASAP for guidance so that the test is most effective, accurate and safe. I hope it goes well! ...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

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 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

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After an endometrial biopsy comes back negative for hyperplasia/cancer. What's the chance of a D&C showing cancer a month later?? Also have a polyp

After an endometrial biopsy comes back negative for hyperplasia/cancer. What's the chance of a D&C showing cancer a month later?? Also have a polyp

Always a chance: The possibility does exist that a cancer could not have been sampled. Sampling is done in a systemic fashion to lower the chances of it. ...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