Heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding can have a number of causes, including cancer. An endometrial biopsy, also called a uterine biopsy or endometrial sampling, can help us determine if your bleeding is due to cancer or other cell abnormalities in order to guide treatment. If you are experiencing irregular periods, we urge you to get in touch with our team at Radiant Women’s Health today.
What Is an Endometrial Biopsy?
An endometrial biopsy is a minor surgical operation that involves taking a small piece of endometrial tissue from the uterus. Once removed, the sample is examined under a microscope for signs of irregularity. This biopsy can help us not only identify cancerous cells but other possible causes for your irregular bleeding, such as a hormone imbalance. After identifying your issue, we can prescribe effective treatment to get you back to feeling like yourself again.
How Does it Work?
This is a simple outpatient procedure that does not require anesthesia. During the process, your feet will be placed onto stirrups and Dr. Birt will then view your cervix, similar to the way a Pap smear is performed. She will then insert a thin suction tube to collect the necessary sample for testing. The process will take only a few minutes. Getting the results will take longer, as your sample must be analyzed under a microscope. Once we gather enough data, we will contact you to discuss your treatment approach.
What Are the Effects of an Endometrial Biopsy?
This test is a quick and simple way to help determine the source of your irregular bleeding. If we do detect cancer, it will allow us to treat it as early as possible for the best prognosis. You may feel some cramping after the procedure, which can be managed by over the counter pain medication. After the procedure, you should avoid sex, using tampons, or douching for a few days.
Endometrial Biopsy in Conyers, Atlanta
When it comes to your health, you want the best professionals available. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Radiant Women’s Health. Dr. Birt is well-known in Conyers and surrounding areas in Georgia for her knowledge and skill when it comes to women’s health issues. She is the ideal provider to handle your endometrial biopsy or any other health concerns. To set up an appointment, just submit our form or give us a call now at (770) 860-0123.