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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
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
I had an endometrial biopsy & a IUD inserted. I'm a virgin so I'm positive my Doc. Broke my hymen. If I have Sex will it hurt?? will my hymen grow back?
It doesn't: The pain with first sex idea is overdone. If a woman has a healthy vulva and vagina; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves with small motions until she is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may not be hymen tearing nor bleeding. Ignore the hymen, as it should be of no relevance. ...Read more
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
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
Post biopsy bleeding: A short while, less than a week. ...Read more
Never panic: Panic isn't helpful. Most of the time the biopsy will return benign and you and your doctor can discuss management options for abnormal bleeding. Biopsy results are typically finalized within a few days-- you can call your office to see if they are back. ...Read more
Yes, but...: It is possible, but your doctor is more likely to just get blood. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: Endometrium is not likely to be exposed to water in a hot tub. ...Read more
Depends: It may be due to your normal period. It is unlikely that the bleeding two week after the biopsy is related to the biopsy. ...Read more
Depends: The workup of irregular bleeding has been changing and there is a tendency to move away from an endometrial biopsy but this is not the standard of care yet. Each test you have done that says things are normal is good news and shifts the odd in your favor that things are fine. An endo biopsy will give more credence that things are fine. Discuss with your doctor how far to work things up. ...Read more
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
No: Outside labs like quest and labcorp can take over a week to return results of biopsies. ...Read more
I had an endometrial biopsy last thursday and my utetus is still hurting pretty bad is this normal?
Yes: A biopsy is a removal of tissue. Imagine a scrape on your skin (which would probably hurt worse), your uterus is just healing up, that involves some swelling and pain. ...Read more
Should I be concerned? I am still bleeding (don't need a pad) 14 days after having endometrial biopsy
Call your OB: I would encourage you to call the treating OB/GYN and discuss it with them please. Good luck. ...Read more
Endometrial biopsy friday called quest they said status reads pending does this mean something bad and is no result this long a bad sign too?
Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your doctor's office in regards to the result instead of calling the lab.
If there seems to be a delay in getting the result, the doctor's office can call the lab to see what is causing the delay. ...Read more
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
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
No: The pap is testing the cervical cells. Teh endometrial biopsy is testing the cells from inside the uterus. ...Read more
Not useful: It is not a good time to have endometrial biopsy during your period. Your doctor should consult with a pathologist to pick the right time for the biopsy, depending on the suspected diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biopsy starts just like a Pap smear. A speculum is inserted an the cervix is visualized. The cervix is cleaned off, then a tiny tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to get a tiny bit of tissue. It takes about 5 seconds once the tube is inserted. There is normally some cramping during the procedure. The cells are then sent to pathology for evaluation. ...Read more
Cramping: The procedure is variably uncomfortable for different patients, but generally quite tolerable. Some patients may have some discomfort or cramping, during or several hours later, and may have some vaginally spotting. However, most effects are mild and very temporary. ...Read more
Diagnostic biopsy: Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium). ...Read more
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