Because my Gyn seems to think so. I just stopped taking my BC pills after I got a horrible bout of acid reflux from them, which means I'll probably be bleeding when I see her next week. I called the office and told them and they said it didnt matter if I was bleeding and to still keep the appointment. I'd like to keep it because appts with the doc are really booked and this might be my only chance for a while! I need to get my pap and some new birth control!
If your GYN says it's ok, then go ahead, although I had that happen once and it caused me all sorts of hassle. I was seeing a nurse practioner(in my GP's office) for my gyn exams and paps for about 7 years - never any problems. Then last year I was on the last day of my period for my pap - not much flow left, but still there.
It came back with a reading of 'benign endometrial cells present'. I think being that she wasn't a gyn, it was a little alarming - she consulted the Dr - also not a gyn, and he said it's 'probably' nothing.
Anyway - she sent to to a gyn just to be sure. The gyn told me that my smear was normal, but recommened an endometrial biopsy anyway. This really freaked me out, but I think since I had not been to a gyn for so many years, she wanted to make sure everything was OK.
Everything turned out fine, and I now go to her for all my 'woman' stuff.
Hope this helps - I guess what I'm saying, is - since your having this done with your gynocologist, you should be fine.
thanks mary- I'm glad it all turned out ok for you!
when I called and told them I'd probably be having my period the doc said "its ok if youre bleeding, so still come in"
I guess I'll go and see what happens. ugh.