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What is endometrial biopsy?

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An endometrial biopsy is a way for your doctor to check for problems in your uterus. That’s the pear-shaped organ in your lower belly that holds a baby during pregnancy.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and is often done in your doctor’s office. It’s very safe.

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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