After your last routine visit to the gynecologist, your doctor has concerns. You’re being sent for a uterus biopsy to determine if you have cancer. This is an important step when it comes to your wellness. The thought of having a biopsy may make you anxious, but you want to take action as soon as you possibly can. The earlier a problem is detected, the sooner you can have an effective treatment plan if it is necessary. You may also have the peace of mind when your test results are negative. You are sure to have many questions before you go in for your biopsy. At the top of your list, you want to know if it will be very uncomfortable or cause you any pain.
Will a Uterus Biopsy Cause Pain?
A uterus biopsy can be performed right here in our office. It is considered a simple procedure, and it will only take a few minutes. You won’t need to have general anesthesia. However, our doctor may suggest that you take over-the-counter medicine about a half hour before you come in to the office to make you more comfortable during your procedure. During the biopsy, you will lay down on the examining table. A special type of tool will remove a portion of the lining of your uterus.
After your procedure, you may notice abnormalities in bleeding such as spotting or a light flow like you would have at the end of your menstrual cycle. You may experience cramping that is similar to what you feel when you have your period, or it may be more severe. Over-the-counter pain relievers should be effective. Plan on going home to rest after your procedure. You can also try a heating pad on your abdomen to ease any discomfort. You may need to wear a sanitary pad if you are experiencing bleeding. If you go through heavy bleeding that does not go away or your pain is severe, be sure to contact us.
Find Answers Today
If you have been advised to have a uterus biopsy, you must have experienced some types of symptoms that were a concern. Abnormal bleeding or the absence of a period may have sent up red flags. Unexplained pain could also be an issue. Our doctor will take a uterus biopsy in order to determine if you have an infection, fibroid tumors, non-cancerous polyps, cancer, or a hormonal imbalance caused by a thyroid condition. Once you have answers, we can provide you with the right treatment for your needs at Huntington Women’s Health. Don’t panic about your biopsy. Think of it as a way to take control of your health. Contact our office in Huntington today to schedule your appointment.