The endometrial biopsy usually takes around 15 minutes to carry out. You’ll be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on a couch, although you can usually remain fully dressed if you’re wearing a loose skirt.
The doctor or nurse will gently put an instrument, called a speculum, into your vagina. This holds the walls of the vagina open so the cervix can be seen.
A fine plastic tube which is inserted through the vagina into the uterus to obtain an endometrial biopsy sample to test for hormonal imbalance, irregular bleeding, abnormal cells and endometrial cancer (uterine cancer).
Some women find the procedure a bit uncomfortable or embarrassing, but for most it’s not painful.
Our endometrial biopsies are undertaken by a fully qualified Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Bryan Beattie MD FRCOG.
You will always be accompanied by a female chaperone during your test.