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Endometrial Biopsy (7447)

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Endometrial Biopsy

An endometrial biopsy involves taking a small sample of the endometrium (lining of the
uterus). The lining of the uterus is studied by looking for abnormal cells. It can also be
used to decide whether the lining of the uterus can support a pregnancy.

Before the procedure

ξ You must tell us if there is any possibility you are pregnant before the biopsy.
ξ You may take 3 ibuprofen tablets (200mg each) one hour before you arrive.

During the Procedure

ξ The biopsy is performed by placing a speculum in the vagina. A thin, plastic tube
is then inserted into the uterus through the cervix. This tube is used to obtain a
small sample of the uterine lining. A small grasping instrument may be placed on
your cervix to hold it steady during the biopsy. The procedure takes only a few
ξ Most women will have some cramping. This will likely go away quickly once the
biopsy is done. Taking ibuprofen before may help with pain.

After the Procedure

ξ You may have some bleeding, cramping or spotting for a day or two.

Contact Your Provider

ξ If your bleeding is heavier than a normal period.
ξ If you have severe pain.
ξ If your temperature is above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Phone Numbers:

UW Health- Managed OB Clinics
UW Health West
OB/GYN Clinic
451 Junction Rd
Madison WI 53717
(608) 265-7601
UW Health East
OB/GYN Clinic
5249 E Terrace
Madison WI 53718
(608) 265-1230

UW Health Benign
Gynecology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-6240

UW Health
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-1548

UWMF- Managed OB Clinics
OB/GYN Clinic
20 S. Park, Suite
Madison, WI
(608) 287-2830

East Towne
4122 East Towne
Madison, WI
(608) 242-6840
West Towne
7102 Mineral Point
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 828-7610
5543 East Cheryl
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608) 274-5300
UW Arboretum OB/GYN Clinic
1102 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-5898

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