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    Colposcopy biopsy results back
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    missjennifer1966 posted:
    She said they came back good, no cancer, but she said it showed a lot of inflammation. She wants to do an endometrial biopsy and then she wants to send me somewhere to get a pelvic ultrasound. What is the worst that could happen if I just do not go back?
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear missjennifer: Thanks for the feedback on your colpo and biopsy. If you are 46 years old, my best GUESS is that they are trying to exclude worrisome causes for inflammatory changes seen on your results.

    In a younger women we usually think about chlamydia, gonorrhea, etc. Given that they want to do a biopsy of the lining of your uterus and have a pelvic ultrasound I would wonder if they wanted to rule out a problem with the lining (eg abnormal cells) and to do a scan of the ovaries.

    Honestly, if it were me I would certainly go back and get this settled once and for all. I've had probably 20-30 endometrial biopsies (for science) and they are not the funnest thing I've done. Yet I would really doubt that she would have ordered these tests without a reason. Inflammation is a very general term--there must be a reason for her follow up test orders. You have every right to ask her for more explanations or information--but I wouldn't just "no show."

    Please keep us all appraised of your progress.

    Yours,
    Jane


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