The inside of every uterus is lined with mucous membrane called the endometrium. This area of a women’s body will go through a few changes during the menstrual cycle. The endometrium becomes thick and filled with blood vessels when you are ovulating. If you do not become pregnant during this time, then the endometrium will shed. This causes menstrual bleeding every month. If it is believed that your endometrium is not functioning properly, then you may need to get it checked out with an endometrial uterus biopsy.
An endometrial uterus biopsy is a medical procedure designed to remove a sample of the endometrium. This small sample can then be examined under a microscope to check for abnormalities. An endometrial uterus biopsy is usually done if you are suffering from extremely heavy periods, uterine bleeding after menopause or prolonged troubles getting pregnant. It can also be done to check for cancer in the uterus.
You will have to make a few lifestyle changes before you are ready to undergo the endometrial uterus biopsy. You will have to avoid using tampons or douching for a set amount of time leading up to the procedure. You may have to stop taking some prescription medicine as well. Of course, our medical professional will go over all of this with you during an initial consultation at our office.
You will be asked to empty your bladder immediately before the start of your endometrial uterus biopsy. During the actual procedure, a special tool is inserted into the uterus. This tool will be moved around to collect the biopsy. The entire endometrial uterus biopsy usually doesn’t take very much time to complete.
While the numbing agent used will help to reduce your discomfort, you may still experience some cramping and soreness during and after the endometrial uterus biopsy. This is completely normal and to be expected. It is also temporary. You will have to avoid sex, tampons and strenuous activity for a set amount of time after the procedure.
You may learn more about an endometrial uterus biopsy during a consultation at Huntington Women’s Health. By using this procedure, our team in Huntington can find out more important information about what is going on inside your body. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!