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Bleeding/ Uterine biopsy
Shieva Ghofrany: [00:00:00] We're gonna talk about endometrial biopsies. It is a procedure that we do in the office nowadays, thank God, because when people used to have heavy or irregular bleeding or postmenopausal bleeding, the only way we could sample the uterine lining back in the day, like 30 years ago, was to do a DNC where they were under a little bit of anesthesia or in the office.
They had to have their cervix dilated and scraped. The same procedure that we used for a miscarriage or an abortion Nowadays. Now, because someone brilliant created this very skinny straw, that is a tiny little tip on the end of it with a tiny little hole, so we can. Put this through the cervical opening, just like that, and then your doctor or midwife, or nurse practitioner or PA will pull back 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
They'll get all the parts of the lining of the uterus and they'll send this tissue to pathology that will ensure that you don't have something in there like a tumor. Now, does it hurt? The answer is yes. It's super crampy. Taking six to 800 milligrams of ibuprofen an hour ahead of time helps so much. So don't despair.
It's a quick procedure that gives a lot of inform.