endometrial biopsy.?-who has had it done ?
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patrizia - April 21

i have to go in for another hysteroscopy with and edometrial biopsy. i already had a hysteroscopy done beck in january for a polyp. now i have to get another one done with and endometrial biospy ? has anyone had it done and what is this type of exam used for ? . i never had any uetrine problems untill i started injections, so now i am so mad., i feel as if thses uterineproblemshappened due to the injections and it seems that my RE just pings pongs me back and forth.


slowpoke01 - April 22

i have had this done and it is a little painful. i dont know what method they used because i was too upset when they did mine to pay attention. i do know that they were doing it because they suspected a pregnancy in the tubes and they needed to rule out that there was a pregnancy in the uterus before they terminated my pregnancy. i do know that there was no suctioning done. also they injected something in the uterus for pain while they were doing it and it had a steriod in it so be sure to ask for something without a sterioid in it because it made my heart race i became hot and clammy and it made me have a hard time breathing. that was a very scary feeling and they said that they were sorry that they had to use the kind with steroid but they were out of the other. here is what i found on the net for you. hope that it helps. An endometrial biopsy is a way for your doctor to take a small sample of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The sample is looked at under a microscope for abnormal cells. An endometrial biopsy helps your doctor find any problems in the endometrium. It also lets your doctor check to see if your body's hormone levels that affect the endometrium are in balance.

The lining of the uterus changes throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. Early in the menstrual cycle, the lining grows thicker until a mature egg is released from an ovary (ovulation). If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm, the lining is shed during normal menstrual bleeding.

There are several ways to do an endometrial biopsy. Your doctor may use:

A soft, straw-like device to suction a small sample of lining from the uterus. This method is fast and is not very painful.
A sharp-edged tool called a curette. Your doctor will scrape a small sample and collect it with a syringe or suction. This is called a dilation and curettage (D&C). A D&C may be done to control heavy uterine bleeding (hemorrhage) or to help find the cause of bleeding. This is done with general or regional anesthesia.
An electronic suction device (Vabra aspiration). This method can be uncomfortable.
A spray of liquid (jet irrigation) to wash off some of the tissue that lines the uterus. A brush may be used to remove some of the lining before the washing is done.
When a woman is having a hard time becoming pregnant, an endometrial biopsy may be done to see whether the lining of her uterus can support a pregnancy.

An endometrial biopsy may also be done to find the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding, to check for overgrowth of the lining (endometrial hyperplasia), or to check for cancer.

An endometrial biopsy is sometimes done at the same time as another test, called hysteroscopy, which allows your doctor to look through a small lighted tube at the lining of the uterus.

Why It Is Done
An endometrial biopsy is done to:

Check for cancer. For example, an endometrial biopsy is done to help determine the cause of a Pap test result showing glandular cell changes that may lead to cancer in women older than age 35. Glandular cells are a type of cell found in the cervix and the endometrium.
Find the cause of heavy, prolonged, or irregular uterine bleeding. It is often done to find the cause of uterine bleeding in women who have gone through menopause.
See whether the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is going through the normal menstrual cycle changes.


patrizia - April 22

thanks slowpoke for all that info !!!!!!!! i am having it done because i was diagnosed with hyperplasia. i was diagnosed with that after taking injections. so i am a bit pissed because i was monitored so closely with the injections.--how could they have that that happen ??? !!!!!! i wonder what can be done for this hyperplasia. i guess i can never become pregnat with thise hyperplasia. i had a lap done that year and the hysteroscopy was perfect--uterus was good. after the injections evrything in my body got so messed up. i am ttc for over 2 years.


MsMonet - April 22

Patrizia- I just had an endo biopsy, two weeks ago. It was apart of my IVF pre-testing process. This was the test that I was dreading the most but knew it was necessay if I were to get pregnant. So, when I got in the room... I did not look at the instruments. My hubby did but I didnt... I laid on the table and waited for the doctor. She came in and looked inside too make sure all was ok with the penis xray man and then she cleaned the outside of my vagina, lubricated the area, placed the speculum in... Then she inserted the catheter suction device like thing. Iodine was shot inside of me... Which to me causes bad bad period like cramps... At that point, I was anticipating the pinch that I was told was gonna lat 15 seconds. Suddenly, I felt the pinch. It came and left. The period like cramps lasted longer. You may feel alittle burning sensation from the biopsy, after. I was OK a few hours later. Pls, make sure you take Motrin before hand. It won't take away the pain but it will decrease it alittle. My doctor did it to check for all the things that slowpoke mentioned. I am done with a months worth of test. i go in tomorrow at noon to find out the resulst from everything...


slowpoke01 - April 22

patrizia-i was crying through my test but not so sure whether it was the pain or because i was so upset that we had been trying to get pregnant for 10 years and then to find out that it may be a tubal. it did turn out to be a tubal and they gave me 2 shots of methotrexate (chemo) to terminate and those chemo shots made me sick as a dog. they did give me something to help ease the pain afterwards but i dont remember what it was. i was so upset that i dont even remember half of what the doc told me. i do remember him saying that he was giving me some type of local while he was doing it and he was trying to make sure that he waited long enough for it to kick in. i also had the hsg dye test before i ever got pregnant and my tubes were clear so the doc said that the tubal was just a fluke and he didnt see it happening again. they were so upset because we had to terminate. they were as happy as we were when i called and told them i got a + hpt. they were going to throw me a shower and the nurse was crying right along with me when we had to terminate. i have only been going to them for a year now and they are like family to me. i hope that everything goes well with you. i have heard that the shots caused less side effects than clomid and most people get pregnant soon after starting injections. i had no idea that they could cause this. i hope that everything works out for you and good luck to you. take care


patrizia - April 25

thanks girls for sharing your input and thoughts. this ttc stuff can seem so overwhelming at times . i seem to black-out evertime i go to my RE because there is always something new to overcome. good luck to all !


slowpoke01 - April 25

hey trust me, we all know how you feel. it seems like i space out so bad when i go that i do something stupid. i locked the keys in the pickup once and had to call popalock and cost me an extra 40 bucks to get my door unlocked. it can be overwhelming sometimes. hang in there. good luck to you as well.


patrizia - April 26

yeah slowpoke. i knew EXACTLY what you mean. it seems that every little thing (small or big) i blame it on the pressures ofnot conceiving and all the obstacles that i need to overcome. sometimes i get so angry at myself for that !!!!!! i just dont knew how to get out of this moment ....? (that seems to be lasting forever)......



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