Endometrial Biopsy

Removal of tissue from the inner lining (endometrium) of the uterus (womb).

Purpose

This procedure us performed in order to remove a specimen from the lining of the uterus for pathological study.
Description of procedure: No anesthesia is necessary. You will be lying on the exam table and a speculum inserted. A small spoon-shaped instrument will be inserted that can pass through the cervix into the uterus. The biopsy is performed by a soft, scraping motion of the spoon against the endometrium.

Risks

The risks associated with the endometrial biopsy include bleeding, infection and perforation of the uterus.

Post operative care:

  • You may resume normal activity.
  • Your diet may be as tolerated.
  • Wearing cotton crotched lined panties or panty shield liners are suggested. No tampons as they may lead to post operative infection.
  • No douching.
  • You may bathe as desired.
  • You may resume sexual activity as tolerated.
  • For pain you may use Extra Strength Tylenol or Advil, 1-2 tablets as directed on the label, unless otherwise directed by the doctors.

Call the office if:

  • Vaginal discharge increases or you have an unpleasant odor
  • You have increased pain
  • Heavy bleeding or swelling develops
  • Fever over 100 degrees


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