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endometrial biopsy

Has anyone out there had a endometrial & cervical biopsy??I had mine this afternoon.It was terribly painful and had alot of cramping.
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A. Sorry to hear you had a difficult time.  Like many procedures in medicine, the people who have had a more favorable experience don
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I had both last week for the second time.This time I complained about how much it hurt the 1st time and he some how numbed it for the bisopy and it wasn't so bad.I have had bleeding and my last period was 18 months ago. So right now the waiting is getting on my nerves.The first time I went a year then spotted but everything came out ok.
Hope everything for you turns out fine for you
Good Luck
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I have my appt. with the specialist on MAt 8th.I'll know more that day
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I just had an endometrial biopsy this morning and I literally thought I was going to die.  It was one of th emore painful things i have ever had done.  And the Dr had to get a smaller instrument and do it again because my cervix was small and wouldn't accept the instrument he had used to start the procedure.  i took Motrin before the procedure and it still was so painful.  If I ever have this done again I will go the out-patient surgery route because I almost passed out after I almost threw up.  It was a nightmare!  Now I get to wait and see what the results will be.
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I had a biopsy Friday. I almost begged my Dr to stop...I am not embarrassed to say I cried. It wasn't so much Pelvic pain as it felt like someone grabbed my right ovary and stabbed it. The good thing is the pain is gone as soon as she pulled the instrument out. I had some cramping and bleeding for a few days...and also some discomfort in my right ovary...kind of like bad ovulation pain...which I did have during my period....For the last two years I have had a cyst on my right ovary and had to have Ultra sounds every 6 months along with the C125 test. Well my last Ultra Sound showed no cyst...but quite a bit of thickening in my uterine wall. They were concerned since I am post Menopausal...plus overweight and a Diabetic. I should get results this week...No one seems to concerned as I have not had any bleeding. So I am keeping my fingers crossed:)
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I have not had mine yet, I have had bleeding now every 2 weeks  for 4 months now. I am to have it next week, however I am bleeding now. I have been having problems with endometriosis for years. I am only 40. I have no idea what is wrong with me. I just want this over with. I doubt now if they can even do the procedure now.
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Hi all
Just wanted to thank you all for being here, I too am going through the waiting process having had a post menopausal bleed (I am 48).  My ultrasound showed a thickening of the lining of 8mm and I was sent for an endometrial biopsy 2 weeks ago.  I too found it so painful (and I had 2 kids with no anesthetic, one breach), I was certain it would be a breeze, but I almost passed out from the pain.  I do think that a local should be given, I did take some advil the night before and an hour before the procedure.  Anyway, he only got one sample and said I had to come back the next week, but I went to my GP and told her I didnt feel I could drag myself back there to do it again :(
They decided to test what they did get, but I still havent heard anything.
I'm really scared, both of them say I 'probably' have cancer, not sure other than the thickened lining what is making them say this.  I just lost my Dad to cancer a few years ago, this is really scaring me.
Thanks for being here.
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I'm scheduled for an endometrial biopsy this Friday and I am terrified. I have multiple fibroids and have been experiencing heavy periods and pain, so pain is one thing that I'm used to handling, but excruiating pain is all together different. All of the post that I've read so far have not helped to ease my mind, but at least I can prepare myself so it won't be too much of a shock. Thanks for the honesty.
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My results came back Benign with cell changes...so will be having ultra sounds for a while. I was told sometimes it can take  ten years to develop uterine cancer and since there are some cell changes they want to keep an eye on it. Good News so far:)
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Hi Jacquie and Riney
I am so pleased to hear that all was benign in your test results, such good news!  
I still have had no test result, I am assuming the sample was inadequate.  My GP has scheduled an appointment to see a different gyn/oncologist at the hospital at the end of the month.
Riney, one thing I would suggest, although I know its very difficult :(  try to relax as much as you can, if your doctor would permit it, a Valium or Ativan may be helpful.
Keep us posted on how you are doing, keeping good thoughts
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Hello,

I had the procedure performed last Friday. I am 35 and have been experiencing irregular bleeding for over a year. It's slightly soothing to hear that others have experienced the same horrible pain that I endured. My friends have no idea & couldn't relate! I also have had cramping since Friday. I was warned that it would be painful but, had no idea it would cause me to shed tears. I highly recommend planning ahead & and getting a local.

My question is: Do you only feel pain if something is horribly wrong? Is it common to feel the intense pain?

Thanks so much.
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Hi Dom
No I dont think that anything has to be horribly wrong to feel the pain of the procedure, many people on this forum have had the biopsy and said how painful it was for them, then reported later that their findings were negative, so don't worry, ok?  
Just get to feeling better :)  that midol extra strength PMS works pretty well on the after cramping.
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Hello, Everyone.

I am a woman of 71 years of age and I have just gone through a endometrial biopsy.  I had a sonography done last month and I had to wait for six weeks in order to get an appointment to have the biopsy done.  I spent a lot of time worrying about how I would make it through.  After reading all of your postings I have to say that I consider myself really lucky to have the gynecologist that I have.  I was dreading going for this procedure because I had read all of your comments.  My Doctor prescribed torodol...two tablets to be taken one hour before my appointment.  She also gave me an injection of lynocane (spelled wrong, I'm sure) I experienced some mild cramping but, certainly, nothing I couldn't handle.  I can't imagine any Doctor not prescribing something to ease the pain that you all experience.  My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you and I pray that we will all have good reports.  I should hear my results in about 2 weeks.

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Hi Gin
I am so pleased to hear that you found a compassionate doctor to perform your biopsy!  
I will be thinking of you in the coming weeks, please let us know how you are doing.
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I have just returned from my Doctor's office and have the results of the biopsy. There are no cancer cells present and that is great news.  However, my doctor has told me that, while 95% of the women in my category never develope cancer, there is one percent who do. Of course, she has no way of knowing which group I am in, so further treatment is suggested.  I will start on progesterone today. Are any of you on this?  I will be taking "Provera" and would be interested in knowing what effects you have had with that or similar medications. I will be going for another biopsy in three months and another one at the end of the "Provera" treatment which will be six months.  The Doctor has, again, prescribed Torodol for the biopsy since I had such good results the last time.  I also will be adding Darvocet with the Torodol.  I did this the last time but I forgot to mention the Darvocet to you.  The only thing that bothers me is that she said I could have some minor bleeding while taking the Provera. This is something I have never had since menopause and I really don't like the idea of it but, I guess, we just have to trust the Doctors that are treating us. Her other suggestion was to get some weight off. I didn't want to hear that!!!
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Yeah Gin!!!
I am so happy for you!
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WindII
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