52 year old woman. Not yet in Menopause. Endometrial cells present on recent Pap Smear. No other symptoms. I had an ultrasound last week that showed a thickened Uterine lining. I have to go in on Wednesday, 4/14 for an endometrial biopsy. I am very nervous about this - mostly about it being painful and secondly about what I might find out. All I hear is how painful this procedure is. Does anyone have any experience, advice, encouraging words. How does it compare to Childbirth? Completely afraid here!
I recently had an endometrial biopsy in my GYN's office without any pre-medication or numbing. My experience was not bad at all! Just a pinch and a bit of abdominal cramping (very slight) but it really was no big deal. There was vaginal bleeding/spotting afterwards for about a week or so. The hardest part was waiting for the results to come back! Hang in there, it's almost 4/14 and it will be over before you know it. Good luck to you!!
It's over and it really was no big deal at all. I had built it up to be much worse in my mind. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was about a 2. I should get the results back in a couple of days and will keep you posted. Thanks for the encouraging words. Blessings to all
I am so glad that part is over for you! I agree, the anticipation of any procedure usually is far worse than the actual procedure. Now the hard part, waiting for the results. Try to keep busy and have positive thoughts. Please let us know when you get the results.
Grrrrrrrr. They didn't get a good sample from the endometrial biopsy so I have to go have it done AGAIN! At least I know what to expect but GOOD GRIEF. I go in on Wed the 21st and, once again, I will keep you all posted.
I am so sorry that you have to go back again. At least this time, you know what to expect so that will ease your anxiety level a bit, I hope.
Have to tell you the SAME thing happened to me ... insufficient tissue specimen. I eventually had to have a hysteroscopy and D+C (for vaginal bleeding of unknown origin). During the D+C a good tissue sample was sent to the lab for biopsy. The worst part of the D+C was the anticipation of the procedure and then waiting for my results. Thankfully, the results were negative. I go back next week for my 6 week checkup.
Thanks for keeping us updated and let me know how it goes for you,
OK so - I went to a new gynecologist today to have a repeat endometrial biopsy done since that last one done by my family doc didn't result in a good sample. I really liked her. She took one look at my past and present gynecological history and immediately suggested a D&C with a hysteroscopy and a leep. That way they can clear everything out, scope it all and get it all tested. if there is a problem, we can go from there or if everything is normal then my problems will be solved hopefully for awhile. I agreed wholeheartedly so I should be scheduled for that within the next couple of weeks. I feel better about this rather than a biopsy that might miss something. And - I get to be asleep! Thanks for your listening ears and I will keep you posted. I've been through all of this before so I definitely know what to expect. Blessings
I wholeheartedly agree to have those procedures done. My understanding from my doctor, if the endometrial tissue is sufficient for analysis, and it is negative, more tests would be needed to determine what the source of my problem was. That is why we skipped the 2nd endometrial specimen this time (since my 1st specimen was inadequate) and went right to the hysterosopy and D+C. When my test came back negative that was that (or at least for the time being). Huge sense of relief. The procedures themselves were nothing (at least for me). The worst part, again, was the anticipation of the procedure(s) and the waiting on the results (which I got in under 3 days, by the way). Thanks for keeping us in the loop and please give us updates ...