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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

If it is unexplained.: If the cause of abnormal bleeding cannot be explained, especially in women over 40, and definitely in all postmenopausal women, an endometrial biopsy should be done to rule out a cancer of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy will take a sampling of cells from inside the uterine cavity that can be sent to a pathologist to look for abnormal cells or hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you should get a endometrial biopsy done?

What are the signs that you should get a endometrial biopsy done?

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

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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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How is endometrial biopsy done? Can this procedure confirm presence of abnormal cells or a surgery/operation is required to check for abnormal cells?

Uterine sample: Usually an endometrial biopsy is completed in the office by inserting a small catheter/tube through your cervix and into the uterus. This takes a sample of tissue from the lining of the uterus. It can evaluate the presence of normal or abnormal cells in the uterus. A surgical procedure (D&C) may be necessary if unable to do an office biopsy. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial biopsy done 2 almost 3weeks ago, and I am still having significant cramps. Is this normal I am in constant pain ?

I had a endometrial biopsy done 2 almost 3weeks ago,  and I am still having significant cramps.  Is this normal  I am in constant pain ?

Maybe: It is not typical to have cramping for 2 to 3 weeks out but everyone has different pain thresholds. I would however recommend you follow up with your gynecologist to make sure you don't have an infection of the uterus. Follow up soon if associated with severe abdominal pain, fever, or other concerning symptoms . ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a endometrial biopsy be done when menstral cycle is present?

See below: An endometrial biopsy should not be done during menstruation. You doctor should time the biopsy depending on whether it is for assessing ovulation or cancer investigation. ...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?

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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Had an ultrasound done, came back clear, doing an endometrial biopsy to determine precancerous cells. Is there a chance I have full blown cancer?

Had an ultrasound done, came back clear, doing an endometrial biopsy to determine precancerous cells. Is there a chance I have full blown cancer?

Need more info: Are you saying that an endometrial biopsy is being done because of a question of premalignant cells on a Pap smear? If so, an endometrial biopsy should help to clarify that. With a normal ultrasound, it is unlikely that you have "full blown" cancer but the biopsy is important. ...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