While an endometrial biopsy is safe, there is a chance of bleeding and infection. The wall of your uterus could also get nicked by the tools used during the biopsy, but this is very rare. If you think you may be pregnant, make sure to tell your doctor ahead of time. The biopsy could cause you to miscarry.
What are the side effects of endometrial biopsy?
What happens after an endometrial biopsy?Excessive bleeding, or bleeding longer than 2 days after the procedure.Foul-smelling drainage from your vagina.Fever or chills.Severe lower belly pain.
How bad does an endometrial biopsy hurt?
It may be painful as the tube is passed through your cervix, and you may feel a cramping pain as the sample is being taken from the lining of the womb. It is exactly the same pain as a period, because the pain is caused by the same muscles of the uterus contracting. So for most women this is familiar and bearable.
What happens if you dont treat endometrial hyperplasia?
Untreated atypical endometrial hyperplasia can become cancerous. Endometrial or uterine cancer develops in about 8% of women with untreated simple atypical endometrial hyperplasia. Close to 30% of women with complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia who dont get treatment develop cancer.