Endometrial sampling

In some cases where Dr Lerm wishes to confirm the diagnosis, she may suggest an endometrial biopsy in which a sample of the endometrium tissue is taken for testing. This diagnostic procedure is done to help diagnose abnormalities that may have been found during a pap smear and to screen for ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. It is also done to evaluate a woman's fertility or find the cause for abnormal uterine bleeding.

An endometrial biopsy is a quick procedure in which a thin flexible tube is inserted into the cervix through into the uterus. You shouldn't feel anything more than slight discomfort during the procedure, and it should only take 10 minutes to take a tissue sample from the uterus lining. Once Dr Lerm sends the sample off for testing, the results should help her accurately diagnose and find the best possible treatment for your condition.