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What are the risks of endometrial biopsy?

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While an endometrial biopsy is safe, there is a chance of bleeding and infection. The wall of your uterus could also be cut by the tools used during the biopsy, but this is very rare.

If you think you may be pregnant, make sure to tell your doctor ahead of time. The biopsy could cause you to miscarry.

From: What Is an Endometrial Biopsy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometrial Cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Derby Teaching Hospitals/NHS Foundation Trust: “Having an inpatient hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy.”

American Academy of Family Physicians/Familydoctor.org: “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.”

American Cancer Society: “How is Uterine Sarcoma Diagnosed?”

NYU Langone Medical Center/Perlmutter Cancer Center: “Diagnosing Endometrial Cancer.”

American Family Physician: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometrial Cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Derby Teaching Hospitals/NHS Foundation Trust: “Having an inpatient hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy.”

American Academy of Family Physicians/Familydoctor.org: “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.”

American Cancer Society: “How is Uterine Sarcoma Diagnosed?”

NYU Langone Medical Center/Perlmutter Cancer Center: “Diagnosing Endometrial Cancer.”

American Family Physician: “Endometrial Biopsy.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 2, 2019

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