An endometrial Biopsy (EMB) is done when a patient has abnormal or heavy bleeding during or between cycles. 1 out of every 4 women have this condition.The purpose of an EMB is to be able to determine why you have abnormal bleeding and also to rule out cancer of the endometrium.
How is an EMB done?
An EMB is performed with positioning similar to a pap smear. A pipel which is a small tool similar to the size of a pen will be inserted through the cervix until the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is reached a sample(s) will be taken from this area. The tissue will then be sent to pathology for further testing.
Before the procedure:
- It is recommended that you take between 600 to 800 mg of Motrin or Tylenol about one hour before the procedure to help alleviate the pain during the procedure.
- o not douche or use any vaginal products 24 -48 hours before the procedure.
- o sexual intercourse for 24- 48 hours.
You will return to the doctor’s office 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure to discuss your results.