Biopsy of the lining of the uterus

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What is a Biopsy of the Lining of the Uterus?

A biopsy of the lining of the uterus is a procedure that collects a sample of tissue from the lining of the uterus to be examined under a microscope.

Why Would I Get a Biopsy of the Lining of the Uterus?

A biopsy of the lining of the uterus may be recommended if there is an abnormality in the lining, such as heavy bleeding, or if the doctor needs to rule out or diagnose conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids.

What Happens During a Biopsy of the Lining of the Uterus?

A biopsy of the lining of the uterus is typically performed during an office visit. A speculum is inserted into the vagina and the doctor locates the uterus. The doctor may use a tool to examine the uterus and collect a small sample of tissue, which can be sent to a laboratory for testing.

What to Expect After a Biopsy of the Lining of the Uterus?

After the procedure, the patient may experience some cramping and light bleeding. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how to care for yourself after the biopsy. Results may take several days to several weeks, depending on the laboratory.

Conclusion

A biopsy of the lining of the uterus is a medically recommended procedure performed to obtain tissue samples from the uterus that can be used to diagnose conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids. It is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal recovery time, though it can take several days to several weeks to receive results from a laboratory.

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