An endometrial biopsy is a way for your doctor to take a small
sample of the lining of the uterus (endometrium ). Lab results from a biopsy
may take several days to get back.
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No abnormal cells or cancer is found. For women who have
menstrual cycles, the lining of the uterus is at the right stage for the time
menstrual cycle when the biopsy was done.
A noncancerous (benign) growth, called a
polyp, is present.
Overgrowth of the lining of the uterus (endometrial
hyperplasia) is present.
Cancer or cell changes that may lead to cancer are present.
For women who have menstrual cycles, the lining of the
uterus is not at the right stage for the time in the menstrual cycle when the
biopsy was done. More tests may be needed.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 22, 2012
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