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What is endometrial biopsy?

What is endometrial biopsy?

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

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What is endometrial polyp?

What is endometrial polyp?

Growth in Uterus: Endometrial polyps are most often benign, growths inside a woman's uterus. They often don't cause any problems. If one was found because you were getting an ultrasound due to problems with vaginal bleeding then you might benefit from treatment. On the other hand, if one was found incidentally, and you are not having problems with your menstrual periods, they often don't need treatment. ...Read more

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What is endometrial hyperplasia?

What is endometrial hyperplasia?

Good question: Endometrial hyperplasia is the excessive proliferation of endometrial cells, which are the cells lining the inside of the uterus. It is often driven by excess estrogen and is usually treated medically with Progesterone therapy (pills or iud) or surgically with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is endometrial pathology?

What is endometrial pathology?

Endometrium: The endometrium is the lining inside the uterus. So endometrial pathology refers to any abnormality involving this lining. Examples include endometritis (inflammation of the lining), endometrial polyps (benign growths), endometrial hyperplasia (thickening and abnormal proliferation of the lining) and endometrial cancer, to name a few. ...Read more

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What is endometrial calcification?

What is endometrial calcification?

The lining of uterus: The lining of the uterus, the part that grows and sheds each month, can develop small deposits of calcium that can be seen on ultrasound. I am assuming that you know this because you have had an ultrasound for a problem. Make sure that they do an endometrial biopsy to rule out pre-cancerous changes! ...Read more

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What is an endometrial ablation?

What is an endometrial ablation?

Treatment for period: An endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the uterus to eliminate or minimize the amount of bleeding during menstrual cycles. There are five different techniques and most can be done in the office under local anesthesia. This does not effect your hormones or cause menopause. It is a great option and helps patients avoid major surgery. ...Read more

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What exactly is an endometrial ablation?

What exactly is  an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: An endometrial ablation is a procedure wherein the dr. Places an instrument inside the uterus in to the uterin cavity and then uses either sound waves or heat to "burn" the endometrial lining of the uterus which is normally about 10cm thick. This helps prevent future episodes of vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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My endometrial lining is 11mm. If biopsy is malignant what treatment is expected?

My endometrial lining is 11mm.  If biopsy is malignant what treatment is expected?

Treatment: Treatment options should be discussed with your gynecologist so. They may include hysterectomy, radiation, chemotherapy. You and your provider need to map out a course of action that with treat the disease process appropriately. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

How dangerous is an endometrial biopsy?

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

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What is an endometrial hyperplesia?

What is an endometrial hyperplesia?

Very early: precancerous changes to the endometrium (lining inside the uterus). If left alone, it can progress on to endometrial cancer. There are also different levels of hyperplasia (complex, with atypia). Don't ignore it --- it is easy to treat medically. ...Read more

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Possible Endometrial cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15. What is this suspect of?

Possible Endometrial cancer.  Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15.  What is this suspect of?

Endometrial polyp: If the biopsy was negative, chances are minimal that you have cancer. Most likely, you have a polyp causing the thickened endometrium. The hysteroscopy and D&C will show what is definately going on and allow removal of the tissue. It will also confirm the biopsy results, likely showing no cancer. ...Read more

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What is involved with endometrial ablation?

What is involved with endometrial ablation?

Tissue destroyed: A device (cautery, freezing, heated balloon) is placed inside the uterine cavity and the endometrial tissue is destroyed. It can take from 90 seconds to several minutes depending on the technique. It is very effective at decreasing heavy periods. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy normal. What is the percentage that a cervical polyp biopsy is cancerous?

Endometrial biopsy normal. What is the percentage that a cervical polyp biopsy is cancerous?

Small: Cervical polyps are common and are rarely but not never cancerous. Hope that reassures you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a uterine ablation for?

Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbearing. About 95% of patients have either no period or light/normal periods after an ablation and it can often be done in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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What is endometrities?

What is endometrities?

Infection: Endometritis is infection or inflammation in the uterus. After delivery or a D&C, this is what we call an infection, and it usually requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a exophytic subserosal pedunculated fibroid and what are the treatments?

What is a exophytic subserosal pedunculated fibroid and what are the treatments?

Position: It describes the position of the fibroid (a non-cancerous tumor). It is on the outside of the uterus, hanging off the uterus by a "cord" or stalk. Depending on the thickness of the stalk, you could have fibroid embolization, and/or hysterectomy is still an option. ...Read more

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What is the difference of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia and endometrial hyperplasia?

What is the difference of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia and endometrial hyperplasia?

Cancer or not: Neoplasia of the uterine lining is an early cancer. Hyperplasia refers to exuberant growth, which can be a cancer precursor. ...Read more

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What is decidualized endometrium?

What is decidualized endometrium?

Late in the month: It suggests that ovulation has occurred. Your personal physician can advise you further. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a uterine ablation?

Anyone know what is a uterine ablation?

Where a device: Is placed in the endometrial cavity and the endometrium is destroyed there are 4-5 different ways, I do the thermachoice ablation in office and it works well, please discuss with your gyn to see if you are a candidate or not, u need a proper workup fist and it is usually easier and cheaper for you to do in office if your doc has the equipment and expertise to do in office or it is done as an outpt. ...Read more