The endometrial biopsy is a sampling of the lining of the uterus to evaluate the effect of progesterone on the endometrium as it prepares for implantation. The test is usually performed 10-12 days after ovulation.
On the day of your scheduled biopsy a pregnancy test will be done approximately 1 hour prior to the procedure. If the pregnancy test is negative the biopsy will be performed. If the pregnancy test is positive the biopsy will not be done and further instructions will be given. If you are a recurrent pregnancy loss patient you will be asked to abstain from intercourse during the work-up phase.
You may take Tylenol, Advil or Motrin one hour prior to the procedure to decrease any cramping which may occur.
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