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What is endometrial biopsy?

What is endometrial biopsy?

An endometrial biopsy consists of obtaining a sample of the internal tissue that lines the uterus, i.e. the endometrial tissue. This sample will be analyzed in the laboratory for histological study.

The purpose of the endometrial biopsy will depend on the reason for which it is performed. With this test, it is possible to:

  • To assess whether the endometrium is adequate enough for the embryo to implant..
  • Rule out the presence of an endometrial tumor.
  • Diagnosing possible endometrial hyperplasia.
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It should be noted that it is very important that the woman is not pregnant at the time of the endometrial biopsy. In addition, the patient should avoid the use of vaginal creams or gels in the days prior to the test.