An Endometrial Biopsy is the removal of tissue from the inner lining (endometrium) of the uterus (womb)
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.
The risks associated with the endometrial biopsy include bleeding, infection and perforation of the uterus.
- 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.
- Vaginal discharge increases or you have an unpleasant odor
- You have increased pain
- Heavy bleeding or swelling develops
- Fever over 100 degrees