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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How long does it take for a pathology report on an endometrial biopsy?

How long does it take for a pathology report on an endometrial biopsy?

1 to 2 days: The standard turn-around-time for tissue reports is 1 to 2 days but for simple tiny specimens, the tat is within 24 hours or less especially for those tissue labs running multiple processing machines. ...Read more

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I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

Neither w/o advice: Contact the doctor who will do the procedure and ask for directions for before and after. Don't do anything w/o their advice and/or knowledge. This can be very important, so call ASAP for guidance so that the test is most effective, accurate and safe. I hope it goes well! ...Read more

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How long does an endometrial biopsy take and how should I prepare?

How long does an endometrial biopsy take and how should I prepare?

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

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How long will it take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

How long will it take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

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

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How long does it usually take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

How long does it usually take to get the results back from an endometrial biopsy?

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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Had polypectomy endometrial biopsy and mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted about 3 weeks ago and still bleeding. Can I take northisterone to stop bleeding?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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Had polypectomy endometrial biopsy and mirena (levonorgestrel) fitted about 3 weeks ago and still bleeding. Can I take northisterone to stop bleeding?

Check with your doc.: It should be okay to take Norethindrone with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place, but make sure your doctor is on board with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy due to polyps all negative no hyperplasia or anything else. I was placed on prometrium 10 days a month as preventative as I am perimenopausal. I didn't take prometrium this month my peeriod today a a bunch of

I had a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy due to polyps all negative no hyperplasia or anything else. I was placed on prometrium 10 days a month as preventative as I am perimenopausal. I didn't take prometrium this month my peeriod today a a bunch of

Clots?: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will thicken the endometrial lining and cause uniform shedding of the lining. Like a chemical d and c. Follow up with your gynecologist since this bleeding may be need further intervention. ...Read more

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I have a fishy smelling discharge after an endometrial biopsy, should I be concerned?

I have a fishy smelling discharge after an endometrial biopsy, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Any abnormal discharge after an endometrial biopsy should be reported to your doctor, as it may be a symptom of having an infection of the uterus. It sounds like there is a just a bacterial overgrowth, called bacterial vaginosis. Antibiotics and probiotics can help treat and prevent "bv." see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to have pain 5 days after an endometrial biopsy?

Yes, it can be: Cramping can be caused by the uterus contracting. You can take Ibuprofen to get some relief. You can even have some bleeding or spotting. ...Read more

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How long will I bleed for after an endometrial biopsy?

How long will I bleed for after an endometrial biopsy?

No bleeding: Endometrial biopsy can be performed not only for diagnostic evaluation of tissue, but as treatment to stop endometrial bleeding. If you bleeding for few days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I still bleeding days after an endometrial biopsy?

Why am I still bleeding days after an endometrial biopsy?

ToBleedOrNotToBleed: Some light spotting for a few days is not unusual, but if it persists for over a week, especially if increasing in amount or accompanied by pain, foul odor or fever then you should see your doctor ASAP. Now, at your age, having the biopsy is a bit unusual so maybe the reason your doctor got the biopsy is the reason for the prolonged bleed (e.g.friable tissue)but in any case, your doctor should know ...Read more

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How long will I bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

How long will I bleed after an endometrial biopsy and colposcopy?

May be a couple of: Days. Most biopsy sites should not bleed for more that a day or two. However, spotting may last longer depending on the reason for the biopsy. It would be prudent to ask your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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After an endometrial biopsy comes back negative for hyperplasia/cancer. What's the chance of a D&C showing cancer a month later?? Also have a polyp

After an endometrial biopsy comes back negative for hyperplasia/cancer. What's the chance of a D&C showing cancer a month later?? Also have a polyp

Always a chance: The possibility does exist that a cancer could not have been sampled. Sampling is done in a systemic fashion to lower the chances of it. ...Read more

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How long dies an endometrial biopsy hurt?

Cramps.: Some Motrin before the biopsy prevents the pain for the 6 hours that some people cramp. ...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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Will having an endometrial biopsy break my hymen?

Unlikely: An endometrial biopsy requires placing a speculum in the vagina. For a virginal woman, it can sometimes be accomplished without disturbing an intact hymen with a very narrow speculum. Many women of the age that would necessitate a biopsy however do not have a narrow intact hymen even if they are virginal. ...Read more

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I am having an endometrial biopsy by brushing. What does this mean?

Not sure: An endometrial biopsy can be preformed by placing a small cannula inside the uterus and taking a sample. The tube is takes a sample as it is pulled in a circular in and out motion along the lining of the uterus which is the endometrium. It applies a gentle suction to collect the sample, . ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding after hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to have bleeding after hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy?

Yes: These procedures disrupt the uterine lining, which will lead to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it worth doing endometrial biopsy under general anesthesia due to the pain?

Is it worth doing endometrial biopsy under general anesthesia due to the pain?

Healthy yes or no: There is little risk if you are in good health. The biopsy gives a cramp feeling, today with propafol and some narcotics the biopsy can be done painlessly without general. Biopsy time is short. I don't recommend no anesthesia but MAC spinal or general are all choices. ...Read more

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My gyn wants me to do an endometrial biopsy asap. What should I expect when I get it done?

My gyn wants me to do an endometrial biopsy asap. What should I expect when I get it done?

Ask doctor: Usually these procedures can be done in the doctor's office where a small amount of tissue is removed from the inside of the uterus through the cervix and vagina. It is a very common procedure. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago today I had a cone biopsy and endometrial biopsy's. I'm still bleeding is this normal?

2 weeks ago today I had a cone biopsy and endometrial biopsy's. I'm still bleeding is this normal?

Depends: First there are three types of conization (laser, cold knife, and LEEP). All may be associated with some light bleeding, though it should get better with time. I usually see my conization patients two weeks post op, so you might need a follow up as well. If the endometrial biopsy was for abnormal bleeding then this could be more of that also. ...Read more

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Endometrial stripe measuring 11mm. I am 37 and premenopausal. Is this normal? Do I need an endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial stripe measuring 11mm. I am 37 and premenopausal. Is this normal? Do I need an endometrial biopsy?

Not necessarily: During what phase of your cycle was the stripe measured? If you have no symptoms such as irregular, heavy, prolonged, inter menstrual bleeding, observation is appropriate. The stripe thickness varies depending when in the menstrual phase it was measured, thicker in the second half of the cycle and thinner in the first half of the cycle ...Read more

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I am supposed to have an endometrial biopsy and my doc said since I have had six children it won't hurt badly, is that accurate?

Probably true: Pain during an endometrial biopsy varies with some patients feeling none and some feeling cramping. Having had six children your cervix will be more open than others making the biopsy easier and smoother. Likely you would feel less than most people for that reason. ...Read more

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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?

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

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of ...Read more