5 Things You Need to Know About Endometrial Biopsy

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If you have an endometrial biopsy, your gynecologist will take a sample of tissue from your endometrium, which is the lining of your uterus. The sample is then sent to a pathologist who will study it under a microscope. Endometrial biopsy is an extremely useful procedure when abnormalities are suspected in the uterine lining. It is an office procedure, and it only lasts for a few minutes. However, it can be painful. Your doctor will guide a special tool through your cervix and into your uterus. He will move the instrument up and down in a twirling motion to collect tissue. This is what can cause cramping.

If you have an endometrial biopsy, your gynecologist will take a sample of tissue from your endometrium, which is the lining of your uterus. The sample is then sent to a pathologist who will study it under a microscope. Endometrial biopsy is an extremely useful procedure when abnormalities are suspected in the uterine lining. It is an office procedure, and it only lasts for a few minutes. However, it can be painful. Your doctor will guide a special tool through your cervix and into your uterus. He will move the instrument up and down in a twirling motion to collect tissue. This is what can cause cramping.

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