Re: Anyone had strip endometrial biopsy?
I, too am seeing a new doctor as mine also recently retired. I live in St. Louis and I really like my new female doctor. I have had 2 abdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds in the last 8 weeks and they are really not painful. You will need to drink 40 ounces of water 1 hour prior to appointment time, then NOT urinate until after the test. They will do the abdominal first, then you will be allowed to empty your bladder. At this time they will have you insert the probe into your vagina. This gives the ultrasound tech a much closer picture of your ovaries and uterus. The uterine biopsy is unpleasant but not horribly painful. There is some pain involved but it lasts for less than a minute, so it is tolerable. This will tell your doctor if there are any cancerous or precancerous cells in your uterus. I have a large ovarian cyst and endometriosis, so the ultrasound is for my doctor to monitor any changes in size. A very large cyst poses a problem if it twists or ruptures. By the way, I am 47 and have not yet entered menopause, so the endometriosis is getting worse each month. I believe my doctor told me that endo usually gets better after menopause. Hope this helps you.