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Like in other biopsies, a tissue sample is obtained from the endometrium (the inside lining of the uterus) and is then observed under a microscope

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Endometrial Biopsy

A procedure in which a tissue sample is obtained from the endometrium (the inside lining of the uterus) and is then observed under a microscope...Read More

Posted on : Thursday, February 5, 2009 12:00 AM
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MINE WENT FINE!: I just had mine done today. I was so nervous after reading these posts- but mine was a breeze. My appt was at 10:45 am. The night before I took two 200 mg Advil. Then this morning at 9:30 am I took two Tylenol. At 10:00am before I left the house I took another three 200 mg of Advil. My doctor was wonderful. She told me to rub my belly in circular motions while she did it. I felt discomfort, but no real pain. My doctor told me that she has done many of these, and if she felt that I would have been in real pain, she would have done it in the hospital with anesthesia. She said that the rubbing actually helps stop the cramps.
Replied on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4:38 PM

Sounds like we are both fortunate to have good Docs.I had this procedure today. After reading postings online I had gotten very worked up about it. Couldn’t sleep last night so took .25 xanax. Today I took my usual meloxicam and Tramadol[have them for chronic back issues]about an hour beforehand… then .5 xanax 1/2hr before. I was still worried but I have been fortunate enough to find a great gyn (had actually only seen him once before this, but liked him right away). It was very much like a pap until they had to go through the cervix to get to the uterus. He numbed me inside and I barely felt that. He constantly asked if he should continue since I had been so scared. He said if I could not continue we could go next door to the hospital and use sedation. I said I was ok.I felt three small pinches as the machine sucked out the cells, and then it was over….no major cramping (more of an ache), no sharp pain. I felt very relieved and fortunate!
Replied on Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:34 PM
I am 66 years of age and had this procedure done yesterday, Although my womb is hardening [ part of the ageing process ] I cant really say I felt any pain at all, a few period like pains today but that is all.
Replied on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:55 AM

I have to say how much I hate these biopsy tests..I have endometriosis and I have to have them every three months :[ They definitely hurt so bad but over time you start to know what to expect and doesn't hurt as bad if you take motrin before going to the dr. I wish I could say i'll never have one again but that's not the case. Wish you all luck with your biopsies.
Replied on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:53 PM
I recently had an endometrial biopsy; aside of pressure and a little discomfort, the procedure itself went fine with minimal cramping for about a day. However, about a week and a half out, I am now experiencing lower backache and some really uncomfortable cramping where they took the biopsies. My results came back hyperplasia and I have a pre-op with the doctor next week for a hysterectomy. I plan to discuss this with her if symptoms still occurring but I was wondering if anyone had experienced this, this far out from having the procedure done and/or if this is something I should be concerned with and have checked out sooner?
Replied on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:47 PM
Had mine 3days ago and still cramping. I have lower back pain as well and think its from tensing during the procedure..the doc had to go in three times! The nurse told me to expect bleeding and cramping, so I've decided to give it a week.
Replied on Friday, June 15, 2012 12:03 PM

I had my endometrial biopsy today and was told I would feel a 'funny sensation' by my doctor. I have had many miscarriages and a c' sec before so I know pain... but this was so painful, I ended up humiliating myself by screaming. Hours later, I'm having cramps and cringing and the sharp memory of the pain...'funny sensation' alright...as long as you like being stabbed.
Replied on Friday, October 7, 2011 6:43 PM

You have m lmao... Im scheduled for mine next week. I am so glad i am reading all of your posts. My gyno said he will stop if i have strong pain and will do a d and c at the hospital under anesticia instead. Should i just cancel the biopsy and go for the d and c???? What to do??
Replied on Thursday, June 14, 2012 9:55 AM

I agree with all of you who said it was the most painful thing you have experienced. I had one done yesterday and was not at all prepared for how painful it would be. What made things worse was that she could not get the instrument through my cervix, so she tried shoving it through 5 times. By the 4th time I was sobbing and begged her to stop, but she wouldn't. She finally got through my cervix the 5th time. I felt like my insides were being stabbed and ripped apart. I was shaking and sobbing and felt in shock, but no one offered any help. I felt very violated and felt like I was butchered. I'm not sure if I should write to the doctor or call someone in the clinic, but I don't want anyone else to have to go through this. I am having a lot of cramping and some bleeding.
Replied on Friday, October 14, 2011 10:48 AM

I had one done on Monday afternoon, the pain was unbearable at times, my dr was very understanding and kept checking on my pain. I've given birth vaginally 2 times, have had my share of miscarriages, D and Cs, paps, ets, but this by far was the worst pain ever felt1 I took 600mg of ifuprofen 1 hr before the procedure and it did nothing. I had to take presecribed pain control because the cramping continues. I'm not bleeding but the cramps are just constant and strong. I'm the biggest baby when it comes to pain but my fiance was there so I was trying not to cry so he wouldn't freak out but it came to a point that i couldn't anymore. Poor thing didn't know what to do...he just kept wiping my tears and holding my hand.
Replied on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:04 AM

Replied on Monday, May 21, 2012 12:43 AM
I am going in to see the ob/gyn after some post-menopausal bleeding, minor. Just a little over a year ago - I had to have surgery to remove some fibroids, get a D and C, and the test came back negative. This doctor - who has since left the practice I will be going to tomorrow, made extra efforts to keep me over-night at the hospital. After I was in terrible pain, but was able to get powerful paid meds injected for the pain and cramping.Year later went in with - complaint of mild bleeding; the nurse practitioner sent an assistant in with the equipment to do a uterine biopsy. I said "what's this?" The assistant said oh, its for your uterine biopsy. My reply was "I don't think so, no one asked my permission and I have a very low threshold of pain, plus fibromyagia - NO ONE is going to do any invasive procedure on me without a short-acting general anesthesia." I was furious.It wasn't even discussed.I'm a medical advocate, and I'll be well prepared tomorrow with a researched plan of action
Replied on Monday, December 23, 2013 4:19 AM
Agree ! I can't even let my husband and near me I'm so traumatized.
Replied on Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:27 AM

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