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Resume Sex After Endometrial Biopsy
I had a hysteroscopy with an endometrial biopsy last Thursday. When is the earliest I can resume sex; my husband is a bit frustrated...lol?
How do you feel?: Ideally it is best to wait until you are completely healed. Hat would be about 6 weeks. However if you feel fine and you are not tender or sore give it a try. ...Read more
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
Endometrial biopsy: There are no restrictions on having intercourse after an endometrial biopsy done in office. ...Read more
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
Follow docs advice: Usually i'd say 2-3 days, but depending on what was done. I'd go with what ever your doc said. ...Read more
Restrictions?: After a week should be no restrictions unless there is any other problem ...Read more
Spotting in between periods and after sex since 2009 all pap are normal last done 2012 nov, endometrial biopsy normal done 2011. April. G4p3. What's wrong?
Vaginal irritation: And hormonal changes are commonGet a more detailed answer ›
I had an endometrial biopsy & a IUD inserted. I'm a virgin so I'm positive my Doc. Broke my hymen. If I have Sex will it hurt?? will my hymen grow back?
It doesn't: The pain with first sex idea is overdone. If a woman has a healthy vulva and vagina; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves with small motions until she is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may not be hymen tearing nor bleeding. Ignore the hymen, as it should be of no relevance. ...Read more
Inside lining of the: Generally, in women over age 35 who have an increase in overall bleeding, the inside lining of the uterus is sampled to ensure its not uterine cancer. This is different from cervical cancer checked by pap. It involed inserting a tube with a suction device or brush in an an exam similar to a pap. It can make you cramp so take 2 aleve (naproxen) if u can. Don't worry, alot of biopsies and find few cancers. ...Read more
Minor: There are two types: a curettage and a biopsy. The lining of the endometrium is sample through the vagin and cervix. You usually don't feel anything as there are no nerves in the endometrium. Rarely, perforation through the uterus wall may occur, but this is an exceedingly uncommon and unlikely scenario. ...Read more
Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biopsy starts just like a Pap smear. A speculum is inserted an the cervix is visualized. The cervix is cleaned off, then a tiny tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to get a tiny bit of tissue. It takes about 5 seconds once the tube is inserted. There is normally some cramping during the procedure. The cells are then sent to pathology for evaluation. ...Read more
Cramping: The procedure is variably uncomfortable for different patients, but generally quite tolerable. Some patients may have some discomfort or cramping, during or several hours later, and may have some vaginally spotting. However, most effects are mild and very temporary. ...Read more
Diagnostic biopsy: Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium). ...Read more
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
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
Like a pap smear: First a speculum is placed just like for a pap smear. Then the cervix is cleansed with betadine. Next an instrument is placed on the cervix that may cause a menstrual like cramp. Then you may feel some tugging on the cervix while a small catheter is placed inside the cavity of the uterus. This feels like another stronger and sharper menstrual cramp but lasts less than 15 seconds. ...Read more
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
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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