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What are the precautions to be taken after the Procedure?

After the procedure, you should rest a while before going home. 

Normally, cramping or vaginal bleeding occurs for a few days after the procedure. Consult your doctor for pain relievers; be sure to take only recommended medications, you can use sanitary pad for bleeding. 

You should have restricted activity to do strenuous activity or heavy lifting.  

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I had an endometrial biopsy today. Thank you to all who posted. My Dr informed me that it would be very painful but it only last 15 sec and "you can endure anything for 15 second right?" She said, one lady said never again, then she said I could do it. after these comments, I researched this and saw all the comments here. I also researched this on medical sites for peer review articles. here's what i found out. My dr uses a device which collects multiple samples from multiple sites for 15 seconds. This is the best for ruling out cancer since it gets all locations. it is used commonly by many doctors and is called vabra aspiration. some doctors collect only one small sample from one location and this may be why some biopsies are less painful. my doctor does lots of biopsies so she is good at it. I decided to have her do this procedure, but, I insisted on Valium, lortab, cytotec [to dilate the cervix] and I also,took aleve. I took 400 mg cytotec the night before and 100 mg the day of the procedure and getting the device in my uterus was so easy, even though I have never had a vaginal delivery. I also insisted on intra uterine lidocaine. After she inserted 5cc of lidocaine gel, she waited 5 min. For it to work. Make sure to wait these 5 minutes. There was no pain, only slight pressure even when she took the biopsy. I think she was surprised I had no pain. Please ask your doctor for these meds. Btw. The cost for the meds was very minimal after my insurance. I think I paid $5 after insurance for all this. Please ask for this! I am so thankful for the prayers of my church family and for the medications that made this procedure painfree!
Caringirl Friday, August 09, 2013
Had a biopsy this morning and it wasn't that bad. Uncomfortable, yes, but bearable. I have an awesome dr. and her office staff told me how to prepare with ibuprofen and she called in a prescription of Cytotec to take the night before. My doc told me what she was doing during the procedure and it didn't take long at all. The nurse stayed with me for a few minutes afterward to make sure I could stand.up on my own and then I got dressed and went to work. Felt ok all day- just having some slightly clumpy bleeding. Anyone else experience this? I'm just wondering how long it will last.
Keikosan1 Friday, May 03, 2013
Hi there anyone and everyone, I had my biopsy done on Tuesday 2/26/2013. I am 40 years old. The procedure itself was not too bad, unexpected very much so, as I was only there for my anual. My main problem has been the cramps and bleeding, today is Saturday and I am still cramping and bleeding. Called my Dr.'s office and they said it would last a couple of days. No one has yet answered my question. How many days is actually normal? I've had no fever. I have noticed my cramps have intensified. The absolute worse part is waiting for results. These have been the longest days and hours for my spouse,kids and I. In all these comment's no one really has said how long they actually bleed and cramped. Someone please help.
Worrier74 Saturday, March 02, 2013
I had mine done this morning. I think there are several ways to get a sample, some being worse than others. The way mine was done was the worst pain i have ever felt. I took 1000mg of tylenol an hour before and it did nothing. The initial prep was not bad, sort of like a pap but the biopsy was very painful. Mine was done with a straw like syringe and she plunged in and out several times, felt like severe cramping and stabbing. Also felt like labor pains in my lower back. She also had to do it twice because she didn't get enough the first time. I still have cramps but tolerable. The horrible pain only lasted the duration of the sampling...felt like eternity though.
Abby12 Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Abby12, you described the exact experience that I had [stabbing and cramping] in abdomen and lower back. I wish my doctor had braced me with some pain meds and I wish she had let me know the expected speed and thrust that she would apply during the insertion and retrieval. For me it was the worse cramps that I have ever had in my life (I even shifted and squirmed to try to get away from her) not realizing that the motion would be repeated. Horrible! I would not do this again for a million bucks.
PLNMane Friday, February 08, 2013
I went in for my annual today. I told my doctor my period was off and I had bled for almost two weeks the prior month. She said I am going to do a uterine lining biopsy...I kinda freaked. However, other then a little pinch and very mild cramping, it was over in less then a minute. I am spotting and very tiny cramps but it wasn't bad at all and I am a complete baby.
MNMomofTwo Monday, January 07, 2013
i had my uterine biopsy over 3 weeks ago and have not felt right since.the actual biopsy was horrible. and since then i have had a heavier period than usual. bloating,cramping, unusual discharge, headaches,painful lump under armpit,contracted feeling in abdominal area.i have also just felt tired and just want to lay down. none of this occurred before the biopsy. i went back and they gave me an antibiotic. some of the symptoms have gotten better but i am still extremely uncomfortable. has anyone else experienced this?
49ersfan Saturday, December 15, 2012
I had one done about 10 yrs ago and it was so painful I passed out. I have to have another one done in 3 weeks and I am scared to death! I will defenatly take a vicadin and some IBF. I swore I would never have this done again without being put under. She gave me a script to take the night before of something to help soften the tissue??? I am 59 with no children. I was told it hurt so bad since the opening to my uterus is the size of a pin head. I feel for you and I am scared to death to have thid done again :[
scared Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I had an endometrial biopsy this week. I am scared to death of being awake during procedures and a friend gave me some Bible verses to hold onto during the procedure. “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;" -Isaiah 43:1-3 "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10 The biopsy was extremely painful, but I can tell you I had given it over to God and held onto those Scriptures during the procedure. I slept the rest of the day, had bleeding and cramping, but the next day, praise God, I woke up with no more bleeding and went to the Y for a step class! Life is not easy, and there are often painful turns, but I am very thankful for the Word of God that says we will make it through if we hold onto Him!
everythingiam Saturday, December 01, 2012
REPOST FROM FEB 2011 - My doctor on Long Island is amazing! She promised me if I listened to her on how to prepare - it would be fine... and it worked! --------------------------------------------- MINE WENT FINE!: I just had mine done today. I was so nervous after reading these posts- but mine was a breeze. My appt was at 10:45 am. The night before I took two 200 mg Advil. Then this morning at 9:30 am I took two Tylenol. At 10:00am before I left the house I took another three 200 mg of Advil. My doctor was wonderful. She told me to rub my belly in circular motions while she did it. I felt discomfort, but no real pain. My doctor told me that she has done many of these, and if she felt that I would have been in real pain, she would have done it in the hospital with anesthesia. She said that the rubbing actually helps stop the cramps.
BNIGHTBIRD Saturday, September 22, 2012
I had my biopsy done about two hours ago. It was a little more uncomfortable than a pap smear. It is relatively quick just minutes. Before I went all that i read was painful horrible stories recounted by screaming women....not true for me and i'm sure many others. If you read these stories they can scare you to death....don't let them. Relax.
beanie55 Monday, November 12, 2012
I had my biopsy yesterday. It was unexpected so I could not prepare for the pain. It hurt like hell! It felt like a large sharp object was poking around and slashing the inside of my uterus. I was yelling! Loudly. She kept apologizing. She got her first sample but felt like there wasn't enough tissue so had go in again!!!! I made her wait though, trying to get the pain to subside. It didn't. Then more searing, agonizing pain! I was sweating. Afterwards, I lay on the table, panting, waiting for the pain to go away. It ebbed but I had cramps all night. If I have to have this done again, I will definitely take some pain meds and a muscle relaxer.
chieko Saturday, September 22, 2012
I just had an EMB done today. I read all over the internet about the horrible pain there would be and I really was scared. Before the procedure, I took 800mg of ibuprofen just in case. It took my doctor literally 3 min to get 2 biopsies. There was a little cramping and discomfort as she inserted the tube twice but I honestly never felt the suction of my tissue from the tube. That was it. Actually, i felt more pain during my colposcopy earlier this year[still not extreme]. I felt fine enough afterward to walk and drive home. Dont get worked up for nothing, SERIOUSLY!! Take some ibuprofen before and just take deep breaths. You will be fine. Good luck!
marieaj80 Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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