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5 posts since

2 Dec 2018

hi guys,

just looking for some advice. I’ve recently had an endometrial biopsy which has come back as showing no cancer and no atrophy, according to the gynaecologist secretary, not had anything in writing or phone call from the hospital no doubt will be in the post sometime. 

Ive just looked at my patient access notes and the gynaecologist has written to my surgery,  he has requested I go for an ultrasound, which I expected so no problem with that. It’s just the wording he’s used and I’m a bit unsure as to what it means. He said he wanted to rule out ‘significant uterine pathology’. Can anybody or the nurses give any advice as to what this means in simple terms.  I’m thrilled that no cancer what detected but today I’ve also been reading that biopsy’s alone aren’t as totally accurate as only a small amount of endometrial tissue can be swabbed. Apparently 14% of women who went on to have a hysterectomy had cancer and it had been missed with biopsy alone.

any advice would be appreciated 

julie

 

193 posts since

25 Jun 2018

Hello and thanks for your post

It can be difficult trying to work out what certain phrases that a specialist has used may actually mean.

Ruling out any significant uterine pathology, means that they want to rule out anything that looks abnormal in the womb. Although the biopsy was clear, it’s good that they are following it up with an ultrasound as well. It’s common to have both procedures to ensure that the whole womb is examined.

If you have any further questions do give us a ring.The number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040 and the lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday. Just to bear in mind we are closed from 24/12- 26/12/2018

All the best

Wanda

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