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Unread 10-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Re: Endometrial Biopsy

Originally Posted by mopar06 View Post
I have an Endometrial Biopsy in order to test for cancer cells scheduled for Wed as pre op. Does it hurt? Can I return to work in the afternoon or should I take off? She is doing it in the office so I am thinking it isn't that bad...hopefully...
This is my experience.....Yes it does hurt. BUT the hurt goes away. I have had 2, and the first I was told by a male doctor that "Oh, it's just a pinch"....pinch my $^%!!!! I cried all the way home from the doctors. My second was just a month ago, and as soon as I saw the biopsy containers and swabs, I literally started to cry! But that was because I had a terrible experience the first time. I would say that my pain tolerance is in the middle of the scale. 1 being "I'm a toughie" and 10 being a total whimp, crying while blowing my nose. No, maybe I would put myself at a 7.....
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Unread 10-07-2011, 01:25 PM
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I remember having to grit my teeth for a few seconds when the specimen was being collected. Overall, it wasn't bad and no pain once completed. Try to think positive.
Unread 10-07-2011, 01:29 PM
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have had 2, first one when I started with all this mess, went to a regular GP and they gave me tylenol and 5 minutes later did the biopsy, I freaked out and started crying ,from there had to go home and drink a quart of water and go for a trans vaginal ultrasound!! that was joyous also..
the second one I had I got ambushed,my Obgyn came in to do a quick internal and to confirm I needed the hysterectomy, didnt even see the bottle and instrument until he said you might cramp a little bit~~~~
OY is all I can say
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Unread 10-07-2011, 05:06 PM
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I had one done where they removed 2 polyps at the same time and YES it does hurt. But you can stand it. It's pretty quick. Nothing like delivering a baby( I have 5 kids)! I went home and put a heating pad on my belly, which helped a lot. My dr also gave me a rx for a few loratabs to get through a few days of cramping and that was a blessing. Good luck!
Unread 10-07-2011, 05:32 PM
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Yes it will hurt! I had this done 2 weeks prior to my hysterectomy. The good news is it is quick and as soon as the Dr is done bring your knees up to your chest it will help with the cramping. Going back to work will be fine the cramping does not last long. Good Luck,,,,,,breathe through it!
Unread 10-07-2011, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Luv2Hum View Post
I was one of those that almost passed out from the pain. The Doc would not even let me get up for 10 minutes to get my color back. I asked her why it hurt so bad and she told me that women who have never vaginally delivered a baby can sometime hurt more than others... I had 3 c-sections so nothing has ever passed thru the cervix for me.
I hope I am not scaring you too much but I wish someone would have told me that it might hurt instead of saying it might be just a little pinch. I would have been better prepared....
Glad to know I was not the only one that thought this was painful... never had children and had this done before D and C and then total lyperscopic hysterectomy- it hurt like heck for me but I did not go back to work. Glad I had this done, because if not, I would not have had the D and C (have had hyperplasia several times and found out it was back) and if I had not had the D and C- would not have known I had precancerous cells in my uterus. Things happen for a reason!
Unread 10-08-2011, 05:53 AM
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Glad you brought up the biopsy hurting more if you have not had vaginal birth. I had a vaginal birth and again it DID hurt. My Dr. gave me a vicoden as well to take before hand which I did not because I was working up to the time of appt. I didn't need it after and could have gone back to work.
Unread 10-08-2011, 09:06 AM
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The first attempt was very painful. After trying a few times the dr. gave up. The second time, they numbed me up and it still hurt but once done was bearable. I had some cramping but since I so often do anyway it was not that bad.
Unread 10-08-2011, 11:36 AM
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I have to agree with everyone the pain is gone pretty fast... It was really a few minutes of gritted teeth and getting color back for me. If I had know it could hurt and not just a pinch I would have prepared better. Been aware and held my breath or gritted my teeth... that sort of thing...
I had cramping but now a days I have cramping all the time so i have no idea if it was from the procedure or just the cramps I have..
Unread 10-08-2011, 11:28 PM
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I've had 2 done, one really hurt the other one was fine. I had mild cramping for a few hours after both and some light spotting. I would say take the rest of the day off work, no point being uncomfortable there and having to explain anything to your co-workers. You'll be good to go the next day.

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