Endometrial Biopsy

What is it?
Endometrial biopsy samples cells from the endometrium or uterine lining.

Why is it done?
An endometrial biopsy may be necessary to evaluate heavy menstrual bleeding and check for endometrial cancers.

How is it done?
Similar to a pap test, you will be asked to lay on a table with your feet in the stirrups. The doctor will use the speculum to look at your cervix. A small tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to obtain a sample. It may cause cramping. The procedure takes a few minutes, and the cramping usually passes quickly. Results are usually available within a week.