Endometrial Biopsy

Procedure Description

ECC/EMB

What To Expect

An Endometrial Biopsy is a procedure in which a small plastic tube is inserted into the vagina thru the cervical os into the uterine cavity. A small sampling of uterine cells is removed thru a Pipelle and is sent to Pathology. The pathologist will then look at the sampling of cells to determine if there are any abnormal cells, cancer cells, or anything else of significance. The procedure is done for a variety of reasons such as heavy vaginal bleeding, bleeding at times other than your normal period, bleeding after menopause, and questionable Pap smear results. It is used as an aid in diagnosis and treatment to help determine whether medications or further surgical intervention is necessary.

Preprocedure

You can Tylenol or Ibuprofen before the procedure.

Postprocedure

You need to come back to the office in one week to discuss results.


 



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