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Why would my doctor prefer an endometrial biopsy?

Why would my doctor prefer an endometrial biopsy?

More info?: Typically we like to do the one procedure that will give us the most complete information. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, should I be worry?

Doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, should I be worry?

No always worrysome: If doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, he/she wants to understand the cause of your symptoms and you have appropriate treatment. It does not mean you have abnormal result. Be strong and follow doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period?

Can doctors do an endometrial biopsy when you have period?

Yes: There are a few exceptions for infertility cases but for the most part it does not matter if you are still bleeding at the time of endometrial biopsy. In fact, the cervicl os or opening of the cervix is more open than usual making the biopsy slightly easier. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor sends you for an endometrial biopsy?

Varies: It would depend on what symptoms you had. Endometrial biopsy may be done to investigate fertility, assess precancerous and suspected cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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My doctor attempted to do an endometrial biopsy and had to stop because it was very painful. What are the alternative options I have to to get this d?

My doctor attempted to do an endometrial biopsy and had to stop because it was very painful.  What are the alternative options I have to to get this d?

Sonogram or sedation: A pelvic sonogram performed by a certified skilled sonographer or a saline sonohysterogram may help decide if an endometrial sampling is really necessary. If your endometrium is "thickened", an office procedure under sedation or paracervical anesthesia is an "alternative option"; otherwise you may need a dilatation of your cervix in an OR or ambulatory surgical unit served by an anesthesiologist ...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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Immense pain with endometrial biopsy now doc wants me to have novasure with no sedation. Just local anesthetic. Should I worry? As I am.

Immense pain with endometrial biopsy now doc wants me to have novasure with no sedation. Just local anesthetic. Should I worry? As I am.

Mild sedative/driver: Ask your doctor for a prescription for ativan, for example to take prior to the procedure or take benadryl (diphenhydramine) beforehand if it makes you sleepy and have someone drive you to and from. ...Read more

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Had endometrial biopsy. Doc said no cancer was found but it showed "disorganized cells". Waiting for gyn call. What does disorganized mean? What do?

Had endometrial biopsy. Doc said no cancer was found but it showed "disorganized cells". Waiting for gyn call. What does disorganized mean? What  do?

Not entirely normal: Unless we can see the formal pathology report, it is hard to tell exactly what it means. When cells are not entirely normal in their appearance or orderly in their location/organization, you will see such a report. It simply means to recheck them again in the future so that your doctor can keep an eye on the observed changes which can either settle down with time or rarely, progress to cancer. ...Read more

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58 year old woman with 7 CM endometrial lining, stopped HRT therapy 3 months ago. Endometrial biopsy recommended by doc with d&c or hysterectomy?

58 year old woman with 7 CM endometrial lining, stopped HRT therapy 3 months ago.   Endometrial biopsy recommended by doc with d&c or hysterectomy?

Hysteroscopy/ D&C: If you are having postmenopausal bleeding then a hysteroscopy with a D&C is appropriate. About 10% of postmenopausal bleeding may be attributed to cancer. However since you were on hrt, sometimes it can take up to 6 months for bleeding to stop. Given your history that your bleeding (assuming you are having this) the likelihood that it's due to hrt or endometrial polyp is more common than cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

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