Endometrialbiopsyis called as the removal of a small piece of the tissue from the lining of uterus called as endometrium for examination. The test is done to find the cause of:
- Abnormalities in menstrual periods (heavy, prolonged, or irregular bleeding)
- Bleeding afterthe menopause
- Bleeding from taking hormonal therapy medicines
- Thickened uterine lining is seen on ultrasound
- Endometrial cancer
- This procedure will be done with or without anesthesia. This is a medicine which will allows you to sleep while performing the procedure.
- Patient needs to lie on her back with the feet supported by the footrest.
- Doctor will gently and carefully insert an instrument called as speculum into the vagina to hold it open, so that yourcervix can be viewed properly. The cervix will be cleaned with a special liquid. Numbing medicine will be applied to cervix.
- The cervix will be then gently grasped with an instrument to hold uterus steady. Another instrument will be needed to gently stretch cervical opening if there are tightness.
- An instrument will be passed carefully through the cervix, then into the uterus to collect tissue sample.
- The tissue sample & instruments will be removed.
- The tissue is sent to the lab. There, it will be examined under the microscope.
- If you had anesthesia before doing the procedure, patient are taken to a recovery room. Nurses will make sure that you are comfortable. After you wake up & have no problems from the anesthesia & procedure, you were allowed to go home.