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How long to wait to have sex after uterine biopsy?

How long to wait to have sex after uterine biopsy?

Comfort: As soon as you feel comfortable, you may have sex after uterine biopsy. If the biopsy was from cervix, you may experience bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 it safe to have sex after an uterine biopsy?

Is it safe to have sex after an uterine biopsy?

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 do I have to wait after a uterine biopsy to have sex?

How long do I have to wait after a uterine biopsy to have sex?

You don't.: Endometrial biopsy is an office procedure not dissimilar from a pap smear, so you may resume sexual activity as soon as you want to. Cervical biopsy is a little more likely to bleed, so avoid sex for a couple of days. ...Read more

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How long after a uterus biopsy can you have sexual intercourse. Some sites say if your not spotting you can have sex and others say 2-3 days or 1 week?

How long after a uterus biopsy can you have sexual intercourse. Some sites say if your not spotting you can have sex and others say 2-3 days or 1 week?

Right away: There's absolutely no harm in having relations right away. The biopsy is very small. You might have had some bleeding from the biopsy anyway, and you might have some bleeding after sex following biopsy. Unless bleeding more than a period, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Are uterine and cervical polyps always removed and biopsied during d&c's?

Are uterine and cervical polyps always removed and biopsied during d&c's?

Usually: The purpose of a d;c is to sample the lining of the uterus. It is possible that a polyp could be sampled during the d;c but not removed. Likewise for a cervical polyp. A hysteroscopy may be necessary to completely remove a polyp. Whatever tissue is retrieved, is is almost always sent to the pathologist for microscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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Gyno performed uterine biopsy but states not enough tissue gotten 4 diagnosis but biopsy results read "Normal ' Please help understand?

Gyno performed uterine biopsy but states not enough tissue gotten 4 diagnosis but biopsy results read "Normal ' Please help understand?

It is normal: We may think at the Time we are doing the biopsy that we didn't obtain enough tissue, however if the pathology report says it's normal then they were able to obtain enough tissue to get a good specimen. The pathologist would have let the provider know that there was not enough tissue to determine if the results were normal. So it sounds like everything is good. ...Read more

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I did not have a period for 17 1/2 weeks. Uterine biopsy showed overgrown uterine cells. Should I be concerned?

I did not have a period for 17 1/2 weeks. Uterine biopsy showed overgrown uterine cells. Should I be concerned?

May be: Overgrown uterine cells is not a precise pathologic description. You should discuss the results of the biopsy with your doctor as hyperplastic changes in the endometrium can be precursors of more serious changes. ...Read more

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Why am I spotting 6 days after a uterine biopsy?

Why am I spotting 6 days after a uterine biopsy?

Uterine biopsy: Spotting after a endometrial biopsy is not uncommon depending upon how the biopsy was done Talk to your GYN MD who did the biopsy and find out why the spotting is still persisting. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge normal following uterine biopsy?

Is brown discharge normal following uterine biopsy?

YOUR DOC should: Have explained all of this to you and surprised you would not ask your doc what to expect afterwards, sometimes I think I am one of the few docs that ever explains anything to his patients, but yes u can have some spotting or brown discharge for a few days after an endometrial biopsy, heavy bleeding or bad pains or elevated temp is not normal. ...Read more

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I had a uterine biopsy 1 month ago and I am still having cramps. Any suggestions. Is this normal at all.?

I had a uterine biopsy 1 month ago and I am still having cramps. Any suggestions. Is this normal at all.?

Not normal: Cramps lasting a month is not normal, however, it is not feasible, in this forum, to ascertain the cause. You may try over the counter pain medication and if that does not help, you should contact the doctor who performed the biopsy.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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67 yr. Old woman had uterine biopsy in nov. Which turned out fine. May be spotting again. How reliable are biopsys?

67 yr. Old woman had uterine biopsy in nov. Which turned out fine. May be spotting again. How reliable are biopsys?

Very, if...: The biopsy result returned by the pathology lab will be accurate; if you want the pathologist to have the case reviewed, your physician can arrange it. The only way in which the biopsy could be a false-negative is if a tiny bit of tissue was the problem and it was missed. If symptoms recur / persist, biopsy can be repeated. ...Read more

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Can you get a hysteroscopy with uterine biopsy without general or local anesthetics?

Can you get a hysteroscopy with uterine biopsy without general or local anesthetics?

Yes: A hysteroscopy for an endometrial biopsy does not require any kind of anesthetic. A very small amount of tissue is removed with a minimal amount of pain. ...Read more

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If I have a uterine polyp and endometrial hyperplasia, wouldn't hysteroscopy be better than pipelle biopsy?

Yes and no, . ..: For treatment yes, for diagnosis no. This is a generalization and you should really discuss this question with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass a blood clot after a uterine biopsy?

Is it normal to pass a blood clot after a uterine biopsy?

Yes: You might have some bleeding after a sample of you uterine lining is taken during a biopsy a mall clot is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?

Endometrial biopsy done because uterine lining 9mm thick. Benign, but Dr only able to get scant tissue sample. Why would that happen?

Aspiration device: If your MD used a aspiration endometrial biopsy device then a small sampling was all that was needed to give a benign "diagnosis." The "olden days" in office scraping is usually no longer done unless it was a D & C in a surgical environment. ...Read more

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They removed my 2cm uterine polyp and sent it for biopsy monday. They didn't give me a follow up date do you think I'm safe to say its not cancer?

They removed my 2cm uterine polyp and sent it for biopsy monday. They didn't give me a follow up date do you think I'm safe to say its not cancer?

Call: As a rule, if it was something serious, a doctor or nurse would call or make an appointment but it sometimes takes time to get pathology reports and most importantly, nobody is perfect. Things can fall through the cracks and it is your ultimate responsibility to look for your own health. Never assume things are ok because you did not get a call. Hope it is all well for you. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more