How To Prepare
Tell your doctor if you:
- Are or might be pregnant. An endometrial biopsy
is not done during pregnancy.
- Are taking any
- Are allergic to any medicines.
- Have had
bleeding problems or take blood-thinners, such as aspirin or warfarin
- Have been treated for a vaginal, cervical, or pelvic
- Have any heart or lung problems.
Do not douche, use tampons, or use vaginal medicines for 24 hours
before the biopsy. You will empty your bladder just before your biopsy.
You may want to take a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil or
Motrin), 30 to 60 minutes before having the biopsy. This can help decrease any
cramping pain that can be caused by the biopsy.
You will need to sign a consent form that says you understand the
risks of an endometrial biopsy and agree to have the test done. Talk to your
doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risks,
how it will be done, or what the results may mean. To help you understand the
importance of this test, fill out the
medical test information form (What is a PDF document?).
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 22, 2012
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