How Is Endometrial Biopsy Performed?

Q:
How is endometrial biopsy performed?

A:
An endometrial biopsy is for your doctor to check for problems in your uterus. It can also rule out other diseases.

Most of the time, you can get this test in your doctor’s office.  The procedure usually takes 10 to 15 minutes.

Process

  • Firstly, you’ll lay on an exam table with your feet resting in stirrups.
  • Then, your doctor will insert a device called a speculum into your vagina.
  • After cleaning your cervix, your doctor will numb the area.
  • Next, she’ll insert a very thin tool to gently suction out a tissue sample from the lining of your uterus.
  • The sample then will be sent to a lab to test for abnormal cells like cancer.

Risks

Although an endometrial biopsy is safe, there is a small chance of bleeding and infection. But this is very rare.

Watchful! If you think you may be pregnant, make sure to tell your doctor ahead of time. The biopsy could cause you to miscarry.

 

Keywords: endometrial biopsy, endometriosis biopsy

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