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Endometrial Biopsy

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.

Female Reproductive System

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call your doctor or surgeon if:

  • You have severe pain that does not go away after you take pain medicine.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have pain or cramping that 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.

Medicines:

  • NSAIDs , such as ibuprofen, help decrease swelling, pain, and fever. 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.

Do not have sex, douche, or use a tampon

for at least 10 to 14 days.

Follow up with your doctor or surgeon as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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