Following your Endometrial Biopsy


You may have mild to moderate cramping for 1-2 days.

Cramping may be improved with use of pain medication, light activity and the use of a hot water bottle or heating pad.

You can use your usual pain medication as directed on the package ie: ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol) etc.


You may have spotting or light bleeding after your biopsy. This could last 1-2 days.

Preventing infection

It is recommended that you do not do any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 1 day after your biopsy.

It is recommended that you not put anything in your vagina for 1 week or while you are still bleeding/spotting this includes:

  • Vaginal intercourse
  • Tampons (use pads only)
  • Swimming pools / hot tubs
  • Douche

*You may shower or bath but Do Not use bath salts or oils while you are still bleeding/spotting*

Contact Medical Assistance after hours if you have:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding, or soaking one large pad in an hour
  • Pain in lower abdominal (belly) area or in your vagina
  • Severe persistent cramps
  • Unusual vaginal odor or discharge
  • Fever (temperature higher than 38 C or 100.4 F)

For 24hr professional medical advice and information dial 811 – Health Link

Ensure you have a follow-up appointment with your doctor to review your biopsy results.

Information obtained from:
Alberta Health Services – Network, Saskatchewan Health Authority – CEAC 0788 May 2019 pg. 1 of 1 Regina Area and American Family Physician – Am Fam Physician. 2001 Mar 15:63(6):1137-1138