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Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.

Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.

Clarify plan: In order to do a biopsy to confirm Endometriosis your doctor will need to perform a surgery to allow entry into your abdominal cavity. This is called a laparoscopy. An endometrial biopsy can be done in the office but this samples the lining of the uterus and is not form endometriosis. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer then please see an Obgyn to clarify the symptoms and the evaluation plan ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Is there any way you ca nfigure out if you have endometriosis before the biopsy ?

Is there any way you ca nfigure out if you have endometriosis before the biopsy ?

Unfortunately NO: Endometriosis causes pain and infertility or both. The pelvic pain and infertility can be caused by other problems. Endometriosis can also be completely silent. Laparoscopy is needed to diagnose. You may not need to know if you have endometriosis because for infertility I do not need the diagnosis to treat. I suggest that you speak with your doc to decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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Can taking visanne be bad for me if i don't have endometriosis? Went to gyno for continuous bleeding for a year & most recently pain. No biopsy done.

Can taking visanne be bad for me if i don't have endometriosis? Went to gyno for continuous bleeding for a year & most recently pain. No biopsy done.

If I was doing: Your workup , i assume u had an ultrasound blood work and i would do an in office endometrial biopsy and hysteroscopy as sometimes u can have endometrial polyps or fibroids or abnormal tisue, that does not show up on ultrasound, would do all that before using that drug esp if u have been bleeding for a year- that is not normal. ...Read more

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On Dec. 9th I got a biopsy done to see if I had endometriosis and it was benign and I have a fibroid that's 6cm. A week later on Dec. 16th I started my cycle which usually last 5 days but now for the first time my cycle has been on for 13 days. Is this no

On Dec. 9th I got a biopsy done to see if I had endometriosis and it was benign and I have a fibroid that's 6cm. A week later on Dec. 16th I started my cycle which usually last 5 days but now for the first time my cycle has been on for 13 days. Is this no

Biopsy: If you had an endometrial biopsy, the biopsy itself could increase your bleeding. Also, depending on the location of your fibroid, it could also increased or irregular bleeding. I recommend keeping a menstrual diary and then sharing it with your health-care-provider after 3 to 6 months. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can u determine if a woman has endometriosis with a cervical cancer biopsy?

Can u determine if a woman has endometriosis with a cervical cancer biopsy?

Endometriosis: No. Endometriosis is the abnormal presence of endometrium (see microscopy picture) outside of the inner uterine cavity. The tissue deposits on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and surrounding organs causing scarring, infertility and pain. Proper diagnosis is established by laparoscopic exam and sampling of the suspicious tissue. ...Read more

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I had a diagnostic laproscopy done three days ago.found endometriosis and did 3 biopsies. how long till I quit bleeding out the vagina?

I had a diagnostic laproscopy done three days ago.found endometriosis and did 3 biopsies. how long till I quit bleeding out the vagina?

Biopsy site?: Was the biopsy done of the peritoneum (inside the body) or cervical? The answer is dependent on the location and you need to give your GYN surgeon a call and ask. ...Read more

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At the time of my laparoscopy, my doctor was not able to get a biopsy. Is the physical appearance of endometriosis adequate for diagnosis?

Generally: Biopsy is best but visual along with the typical symtpomatology is adequate. The most painful lesions, however, are not the most obvious & we can only see 65% of the endometriosis that may be present. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

YEs: Yes it can but only if it has invaded from the outside of the bowel to the inside. It is worth seeing a specialist about endometriosis to figure out what is going on. You definitely need some type of treatment if you have endometriosis and if it is that significant. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more