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Will having an endometrial biopsy break my hymen?

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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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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?

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

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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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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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Do i panic had endometrial biopsy friday results not back yet?

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

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Is it possible to have an endometrial biopsy while menstrating?

Is it possible to have an endometrial biopsy while menstrating?

Yes, but...: It is possible, but your doctor is more likely to just get blood. Discuss it with your doctor. ...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 is Benign mid secretory pattern in a Endometrial biopsy mean?

Likely normal: Depending on the time of the biopsy during your cycle, it appears to be a normal finding. In any case, no cancer was seen. ...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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Is it normal to start bleeding two weeks after having an endometrial biopsy?

Is it normal to start bleeding two weeks after having an endometrial biopsy?

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

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If the hysterosonogram's results were fine, do I need endometrial biopsy also?

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

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What are the differences between an endometrial biopsy and an endocervical curetage?

What are the differences between an endometrial biopsy and an endocervical curetage?

Different: Endometrial biopsy is a biopsy of the lining of the uterus, done to detect endometrial polyps, hyperplasia or cancer . Endocervical currttage is scrapping from inside of the cervix usually done for abnormal pap smear to diagnose cervical dysplasia or cancer. ...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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I had an endometrial biopsy last thursday and my utetus is still hurting pretty bad is this normal ?

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

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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?

Be patient.: 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

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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

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

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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Can I have an endometrial biopsy during my period?

Can I have an endometrial biopsy during my period?

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

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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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Who need a endometrial biopsy?

Endometrial Biopsy: Generally, an endometrial biopsy is indicated for peri menopausal women who experience dysfunctional uterine bleeding that fails to respond to medical treatment. Your doctor will also order an ultrasound to take a look at the uterus. ...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


Hymen (Definition)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes ...Read more