This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage in the uterine tissue. In this test, a small sample of the uterine tissue is collected to observe any changes, infections, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred to the layers of the uterus due to diseases/conditions or certain medicines.
What is a uterine biopsy and why is it done?
The uterus is a part of the female reproductive system. It plays a role in the implantation of the eggs during menstruation and also supplies nutrients for the growth and the maintenance of the embryo during pregnancy. The uterine biopsy is a method used to analyze the uterus of an individual. The method involves using a fine needle or a surgical instrument to obtain a very small part or a fragment of the uterine tissue to identify the presence of any abnormalities or diseases related to the uterus.
What is a Biopsy?
The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local anesthetic at the site of surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis.
Why is this test done?
This test is recommended if you experience any symptoms or signs of damage to the uterus or diseases like lower abdominal pain, fatigue, irregular periods, abdominal mass, bloating, urge to urinate, vaginal discharge or tenderness, history of gynecologic diseases, malignancies, loss of weight, fevers, etc.
This test is also recommended when regular X-Rays and blood tests are not enough to diagnose the presenting conditions/diseases like malignancies, endometriosis, human papillomavirus - HPV, uterine fibroid, ovarian cysts, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Biopsy Uterus Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Biopsy Uterus Tissue.
It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test.
Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition. The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc.
Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.
The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.
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