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Unread 11-18-2007, 06:05 PM
endometrial biopsy

Did anyone have to have a endo biopsy prior to their TAH surgery? My pre-op and gyno appt is tomorrow and not sure what to expect, little bit scared. My surgery is 11/30 and the waiting is just torture. Any words of encouragement for a scared 41 year old?
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Unread 11-18-2007, 06:50 PM
endometrial biopsy

I had an endometrial biopsy prior to my ablation. Mine was fine and over in no time. It was like a pap - with a pinch. A few cramps after, but nothing at all like the cramps I'd get with my period. Some women suggest taking ibuprofen prior to the appt. Most women are relieved to find it's not as bad as they anticipated it to be. Hope you feel that way also.

Unread 11-18-2007, 06:58 PM
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I'm 11/30, too! I had a biopsy months ago when bleeding was way out of control. Sistabeth described it very well. Like a pap, with a pinch. I was relieved that it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I did a lot of deep breathing during the process, which I think relaxed me.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 07:44 PM
endometrial biopsy

I had my biopsy during an aborted [email protected] so was out of it. I hope yours turns up benign, but if it doesn't, please consult with a gynecologic oncologist before your surgery!

Best of luck.
Unread 11-18-2007, 08:25 PM
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Yea i had one and it was over befor i knew it and nothing compared to the pain when they hit my ligament full of endo . good luck
Unread 11-18-2007, 11:42 PM
endometrial biopsy

I had to have one last month due to very thick lining. It really wasn't that bad at all. Like pp said it really is just a strong pinch. Best of luck to you!
Unread 11-19-2007, 01:51 AM
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My endo is mainly on my bowels so they had to do the biopsy through the bowel. After almost jumping off the table during the colonoscopy (even though I had the sedation) I and my darling husband (who insisted on my behalf) made them knock me out totally for it! Thank God no cancer found.
Unread 11-19-2007, 04:20 AM
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Hoosier One,

November 30th here as well. I had a Biopsy too. I took a few Ibuprofin before I went. I was expecting this awful experience, it wasnt too bad. Like a Pap Smear, with just a very short time of pain. ( Pinching like) My doc made me lay there awhile though because she said a lot of times women passout. ( pain isnt that bad, I guess its just body's reaction) She said it was more painful for someone who has never given birth.
Unread 11-19-2007, 06:50 AM
endometrial biopsy

I go in tomorrow for a TAH. I had an ablation done in 2002 so not all of my endometrial lining was there. I had an endo bx done and it hurt like hell for me because he got the wall of the uterus with no lining on it. I have a few areas that the ultrasound showed but I have a huge mass/fibroid that was also blocking the view. I think the pain depends on how thick the lining is, and what type of method your doc uses. There are two types - a rocket and a pipette, I've been told that its just doctor preference, but every time I've assisted with an endo bx, it looks like the pipette hurts women less. Not sure why though. Ask your doc, you should probably take some tylenol or aleve beforehand to help with any cramps if they decide to do one. Good luck to you!
Unread 11-19-2007, 07:26 PM
endometrial biopsy

(((Pamir))) Oops, seems our shortened terminology has us talking about too different things - sorry. I think in this thread "endo" is being used to refer to the 'endometrium' (lining of the uterus.) < Biopsy is often done when women have a uterine lining that is thicker than normal, just to make sure there's no abnormal cells/cancer.

We do also use the word 'endo' around these waters to refer to 'endometriosis' though, so sorry for the confusion.
An endometrial biopsy sounds much easier than the biopsy of your bowel endometriosis.


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