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Biopsy - endometrium
The biopsy is normal if the cells in the sample have no abnormalities.
Abnormal menstrual periods may be caused by:
If the lining is being tested for infertility, the sample may determine if hormones are properly stimulating the lining so that the fertilized egg can implant.
Other conditions under which the test may be performed:
Katz VL. Diagnostic procedures. Imaging, endometrial sampling, endoscopy: indications and contraindications, complications. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby; 2007: chap 11.
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