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Doctor insights on: What Does Endometrial Tissue Look Like

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

How much tissue is actually removed in an endometrial biopsy?

Not much but enough: Very little tissue is removed during an endometrial biopsy but multiple studies show that the amount is adequate to make an accurate diagnosis. The main purpose is to rule out cancer or premalignant lesions called endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What should be done when pap shows normal endometrial tissue on day 8 of cycle?

What should be done when pap shows normal endometrial tissue on day 8 of cycle?

Probably nothing: It is not unusual to find endometrial cells on a pap smear in the first 14 days of the menstrual cycle. When these cells are found in women over 40, they may prompt additional testing, including an endometrial biopsy to make sure there is no endometrial pathology. ...Read more

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Diagnosis on my endometrial biopsy states: no tissue recovered after routine processing. What does that mean?

Diagnosis on my endometrial biopsy states: no tissue recovered after routine processing. What does that mean?

See below: The biopsy did not recover enough tissue for processing for microscopic examination. Your endometrium may be so atrophic that it did not yield tissue on biopsy or it may have been a technical problem. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to see if an other attempt at biopsy is warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause there to be less endometrial tissue in the uterus than normal?

What can cause there to be less endometrial tissue in the uterus than normal?

Endometrial tissue: Usually, endometrium (lining) thins out after menopause or certain procedures such as ablation. I am not sure what else can be causing thin endometrium. What are you symptoms and what does your doc say? ...Read more

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Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Hard to say: I doubt there are any good studies discussing the use of human growth hormone on endometriosis. Were you prescribed human growth hormone by a doctor? If so they would need to explain the logic. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy 9mm w/scant tissue sample no atypical cells but Dr. wants 2nd biopsy. Wasn't enough tissue to make definite diagnosis? Concerning?

Do not worry: Please follow your doctor's advice and get a second biopsy. There was not enough tissue in the first one for making a diagnosis. Excluding disease by having a second biopsy will provide peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have had some endometrial tissue on my tissue when i wipe seems quite large amount i took 150 Clomid (clomiphene) ad 5 18mm flicles do you think this is why ?

I have had some endometrial tissue on my tissue when i wipe seems quite large amount i took 150 Clomid (clomiphene) ad 5 18mm flicles do you think this is why ?

Not sure: 5 follicles of 18 mm is alot and you should probably avoid intercourse in order to prevent multiples. But the tissue could be endometrium - however it doesn't really affect your chance of pregnancy. ...Read more