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Diagnostic Biopsy

What do the results of an endometrial biopsy mean?

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    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.

    Endometrial biopsy
    Normal:
    • 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 in the menstrual cycle when the biopsy was done.
    Abnormal:
    • 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.


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