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#1 Highest hopes

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:17 PM

Hello,

I will be having an endometrial biopsy which I have heard is incredibly painful.

My out of province specialist says he uses lidocain when performing this but my local specialist who will be doing it for me does not have this as an option. They say just take Tylenol! :(

 

Any advice about what pain meds I could take to prevent the pain?

I am going to beg for a prescription for something stronger but I don't know what to ask for.

 

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#2 hopefuldadsomeday

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:31 PM

I'm not sure how similar it is to an ERA test, but my wife had an ERA biopsy done a couple weeks ago.  She was also advised to take just Tylenol.  She experienced some mild discomfort during the procedure and cramping afterwards but all-in-all she said it was not too bad.  I imagine each person would vary based on their pain tolerance and the skill of the doctor doing the procedure as well.  If you're really worried, then yes, I would ask the doctor for something stronger.


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#3 SunshineTTC

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

I had an endometrial scratch (basically same thing), didn't take anything. In fact the most (and it was bad) pain was just the multiple efforts needed to actually get through my cervix - which was twisted at the time, mine decides to do that every so often for fun - to my uterus in the first place. By the time he finally got through, I didn't notice the scratch itself. Did not have any pain or cramping afterwards. The biopsy/scratch is done very quickly and the normal advice in most clinics I think is to just take Tylenol beforehand.
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#4 janny82

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:14 PM

I think I’ve had at least 5 endometrial biopsies. I just took an Advil 30 minutes beforehand. It’s a super intense cramp for the 5 seconds or so, but once it’s done, the pain is gone as well.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:23 AM

I've had two scratches/biopsies and for for to take the recommended tylenol one hour before on the first one but took it on the second one. The first one was easier. As Janny says the cramp is intense but because they give you a count down for the length of time it's going to take you can just breath through it.

The doc said women that don't have very bad menstrual cramps have a harder time with the pain.

#6 Highest hopes

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

Thx everyone.


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#7 Red Wine

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

I took a regular pain killer prior and it was fine. I didnt even flitch. My doctor said I have a high pain tolerance.

It is a super quick test.

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