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Endometrial Biopsy and Ablation

NovaSure Endometrial Ablation—a one-time, five-minute procedure!

The endometrial biopsy is an office procedure that is used to remove a sample of the lining of the uterus. The tissue subsequently undergoes a histological evaluation. Endometrial biopsy is usually done to investigate abnormal uterine bleeding. Your physician will take tissue samples from the inside of the uterus using a thin hollow catheter. The procedure can cause cramping for about five minutes and subsides quickly.

What To Expect: A speculum will be place in the vagina as with a Pap smear. The cervix will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution before the device is inserted. We pass a thin catheter that goes through the cervix into the uterus to get a sample of tissue. It may cause discomfort for about one minute.

Pre-procedure: (before) Eat your regular meals. You may take a pain medicine 30-60 minute prior to the procedure. This could include over-the-counter Aleve, Advil, or Motrin.

Post-procedure: (after) You may have mild cramping. Expect vaginal discharge. We will advise you not put anything in the vagina or exercise for several days. Biopsy results are usually available 7-10 days after the procedure.

This one-time five-minute procedure is designed to remove just the uterine lining—the endometrium—which is the part of your body that causes heavy bleeding. No incisions are required, leaving your uterus intact. For 9 out of 10 women, their heavy periods are dramatically reduced or stopped altogether.

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