There are several reasons why your gynecologist may wish to perform an endometrial biopsy. We understand that new procedures may cause you concern, so this article explains everything you need to know before it takes place.
Here at All About Women, our compassionate North Florida OB/GYNs will walk you through each step of the process and make sure you’re completely comfortable.
An endometrial biopsy is the collection of a small sample of cell tissues from your endometrium, which is the lining of your uterus. A laboratory will examine the sample to learn if there are any abnormalities or hormonal changes in the tissue cells. Most gynecologists can perform the endometrial biopsy in the office or in an out-patient clinic. The procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
An endometrial biopsy is a medical procedure that enables your gynecologist to confirm or eliminate abnormalities of your uterus and other gynecological diseases. Medical conditions that an endometrial biopsy helps to identify and treat are:
As beneficial as an endometrial biopsy is, your gynecologist may NOT perform the biopsy if you’re pregnant or your medical records show that you have one or more of the following medical conditions:
Your gynecologist should explain exactly what will happen during the procedure before you have the biopsy. However, here’s a general overview of how most endometrial biopsy procedures are done.
After the procedure, it is normal to have light blood spotting or vaginal bleeding for 1-2 days. It is also normal to experience mild cramping for a day or so. Because some over-the-counter pain relievers may increase bleeding, ask your gynecologist which medication to take for pain relief.
Call your doctor if you experience any of the following potential side effects after the procedure:
If you are experiencing any of the endometrium symptoms described above, make an appointment with your gynecologist as soon as possible. For the health of your body, seeking the advice and treatment of an OB/GYN specialist means having the best medical attention available.
The compassionate gynecologists at All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology have extensive experience, knowledge and skill in treating any gynecological condition discovered during the biopsy. If the endometrial biopsy results indicate that follow-up care is required, we’ll work together with you to plan a treatment program tailored to your personal circumstances. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.