Current medicines, herbs, and supplements that you take and whether you need to stop taking them before the biopsy
Whether you need a ride to and from the biopsy
The doctor may give local anesthesia. The cervix will be numbed.
Description of the Procedure
A speculum will be inserted into the vagina. An tool called a tenaculum will be inserted and used to grasp the cervix. A flexible, thin, suction tube will be passed through the vagina and into the uterus. A small sample of endometrial tissue will be suctioned out. The tools will be removed.
How Long Will It Take?
About 10 to 15 minutes
Will It Hurt?
Pain is common after the procedure. Some women may also feel lightheaded or flushed. Medicine and home care help.
At the Care Center
After the procedure, the staff will have you lie down for at least 10 minutes.
The cramping and bleeding will go away in a few days. Tampons and sex will need to be avoided.
The doctor will get the results from the biopsy in about a week. A treatment plan will be made.
Call Your Doctor
Call the doctor if you are not getting better or you have:
Signs of infection, such as fever and chills
Pain that you cannot control with medicine
Vaginal bleeding that soaks more than one pad per hour
Foul smelling vaginal discharge
If you think you have an emergency, call for medical help right away.
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