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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Endometrial biopsy is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the lining of your uterus. This procedure is done through your vagina.
The following medicines may be ordered for you:
- NSAIDs , such as ibuprofen, help decrease swelling, pain, and fever. This medicine is available with or without a doctor's order. NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems in certain people. If you take blood thinner medicine, always ask your healthcare provider if NSAIDs are safe for you. Always read the medicine label and follow directions.
- Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your healthcare provider or gynecologist as directed:
You may need to return for more tests. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
- You may have mild pain, cramping, or spotting for a few days after your procedure.
- Avoid sex, douching, or tampon use for 10 to 14 days or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Contact your healthcare provider or gynecologist if:
- You have a fever.
- You have pain or cramping lasts longer than a few days.
- You have white or yellow vaginal discharge.
- You have more vaginal bleeding than you were told to expect.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Seek care immediately or call 911 if:
- You have severe pain that does not go away after you take pain medicine.
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