Endometrial Biopsy

(Biopsy, Endometrial)

Click here to view an animated version of this procedure.

Definition

This is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the lining of the uterus (womb).
The Endometrium
nucleus factsheet image
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

Reasons for Procedure

An endometrial biopsy may be done to:
  • Evaluate the cause of bleeding in postmenopausal women
  • Evaluate heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Obtain a tissue sample to test for cancer or precancerous conditions
  • Monitor the uterine lining in women on estrogen replacement therapy
  • Help evaluate the cause of infertility or repeated miscarriages

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have an endometrial biopsy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to the uterus (rare)
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure. If you are pregnant, the test cannot be done.

leave comments
0
Did you like this? Share with your family and friends.
Related Topics: Health And Healing
Meet Our Health Experts
beginners heart

Beginner's Heart

Britton Gildersleeve
New! cat helpers
Simply Fabulous

Simply Fabulous

Jennifer Baxter
God the Ultimate Search Engine


Advertisement

Our Free Newsletter
click here to see all of our uplifting newsletters »

 

Advertisement

DiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnoratiFacebook