When they do a biopsy of the uterus in the dr office, is it painful?
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Hysteroscopy: Is it painful?
I had one about a month ago. It was not too bad. I could feel her scraping inside the uterus and it was strange, sorta interesting. The only thing I really noticed was something she must have sprayed after she was done. It was a stinging feeling on and around the cervix. It also went really quick.
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Yes, but it does not last too long. She has to get a good sample.
It was very painful for me. My doctor said some people it hurts but most find it uncomfortable.
I found it painful…intense like a labor contraction. As others have said it is quick.
I had a hysteroscopy this past January. I have also had an endometrial biopsy.
The endometrial biopsy was done in the doctor's office when I had post-menopausal bleeding.
I was not given any anaesthesia for this but was advised by a sister who'd had one to take ibuprofen ahead of time. I forgot until I was in the doctor's office. This procedure was quite uncomfortable but not intolerable for me. The uncomfortable part didn't take longer than 5-10 minutes. I was not achey afterward that I can remember.
For the hysteroscopy procedure, I was sedated via IV and remember getting ready for it and waking up in recovery, but never experienced any pain during or after. Only a little spotting afterward. The worst part of this one was that, for some reason, I had to take nothing by mouth for 12 hours prior and this made it difficult for them to find my veins (and I usually give blood and have no problems, as I'm well hydrated then). I felt well cared for by the team and would encourage you to ask for further information about which procedure you'll have and how they will manage pain for you.
Best wishes for minimal discomfort and good news afterward….
When I scheduled it, the nurse told me to take 3 advils one hour before the biopsy and it helped along with deep breathing coached by a nurse during the procedure. Call and ask before going.
I asked for a paracervical block, so other than a brief needle sting, I had no pain
I am 62. I had an endometrial biopsy in the doctor's office. I am allergic to NSAIDS like ibuprophen so I couldn't pre-med before the procedure.
I found it very painful. I threw up and almost passed out. I had to stay on the exam table at the office for about 1/2 hour, maybe more, after the procedure was completed. Fortunately, my son was there to drive me home.
I had cramping without blood for about 3 weeks.
I used to be pretty tolerant of pain, but I guess, as I've aged, that I can't take it the way I used to be able.
I suggest planning ahead for the worst case scenario, then you won't be stuck trying to figure out stuff– like how to drive home– when you don't feel well.
Good luck! : )
If we're all being honest regarding the uterine/endometrial biopsy… I am in my 40's, had 2 children and was on my tail end of my period and still can honestly say it was painful. I took 800mg ibuprofen 45 minutes before the procedure and still squeezed the hell out of my husband's hand. If he was not there, I don't know what I would have been grabbing onto. I did deep breathing to try and relax the uterus, but it that did not help. It felt like something was ripping out my insides, as the pain was so intense. My OB did 2 pipelles, so 10 seconds of pure agony x 2. To make matters worse, I had a Mirena IUD placed immediately afterward, so a uterine sound had to go up there and then the Mirena pipette equivalent. My body was shaky and I needed to lay on the table after the procedures, when I got up, my legs were unstable. More than 18 hours later my uterus is still angry and cramping in my abdominal area and back and I can feel pain where the biopsies were taken.
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