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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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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 does cramping last after my endometrial biopsy?

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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What kind of biopsy does a gynecologist do for women with long lasting vaginal infections would it be a cervical biopsy or endometrial biopsy?

What kind of biopsy does a gynecologist do for women with long lasting vaginal infections would it be a cervical biopsy or endometrial biopsy?

Neither: A biopsy of the cervix or endometrium would not usually help understand the reason for vaginal infections. They might assist in diagnosing persistent cervical of uterine infections (respectively). A vaginal biopsy might help understand some types of persistent true vaginal infections in certain rare cases. Generally speaking, however, cultures help diagnosis infections, not biopsies. ...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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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of ...Read more


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