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OFFICE ENDOMETRIAL BIOPSY

The office endometrial biopsy is a minor office procedure designed with regard to the patient's convenience, safety, and comfort.

The purpose of the procedure is to obtain a sampling of the tissue lining the uterus (the endometrium) for infertility studies, cancer detection, evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding, or treatment of miscarriages. The procedure consists of passing a small instrument through the vagina and cervix (the neck of the uterus) into the uterine cavity to reach the endometrium. The procedure is done under sterile conditions. Usually, the only discomfort is mild menstrual-like cramps that disappear as soon as the procedure is over. When the biopsy is over, there may be slight bleeding requiring the use of a sanitary pad or tampon. You may immediately return to your normal activities.

RISK OF COMPLICATION:

Every surgical procedure carries the risk of certain complications. The complications of office endometrial biopsy are extremely rare, which is why the procedure is performed in the office. Complications include; feelings of fainting and weakness when the instrument is passed through the cervix, and hemorrhage. To repeat, these complications are extremely rare and benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh the risks.

If you have questions about any of the above, please discuss them with your physician.





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