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What do my endometrial biopsy results mean?

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You should get your endometrial biopsy lab results back in about a week. The possible causes of your abnormal bleeding could be:

Your doctor will go over the results with you. Based on what they reveal, she’ll also explain if any treatment is needed.

  • Polyps or fibroids (small or large growths in your uterus)
  • An infection of your uterus, like endometritis
  • Endometrial cancer
  • A thyroid problem

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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