Diagnostic Biopsy

What are the risks of an endometrial biopsy?

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    There is a small chance that the cervix or uterus could be punctured during the endometrial biopsy. Bleeding or a pelvic infection is also possible.

    After the test you may feel some soreness in your vagina for a day or two. Some vaginal bleeding or discharge is normal for up to a week after a biopsy. You can use a sanitary pad for the bleeding. Do not do strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for one day after your biopsy. Do not have sex, use tampons or douche until the spotting stops.

    Follow any instructions your doctor gave you. Call your doctor if you have:

    • Heavy vaginal bleeding (more than a normal menstrual period).
    • A fever.
    • Belly pain.
    • Bad-smelling vaginal discharge.

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