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Question about uterine biopsy

Hello, I wanted to ask a question about a uterine biopsy. First, I've been wanting to get an endometrial ablation. I've been having issues with my period for years. I've tried different birth control pills and nothing has really seemed to help me. My current gyno agreed to do the procedure, but she needed to do a biopsy first. She wants to do it while I'm on my period so my cervix will be open and also so she knows I'm not pregnant. I'm take my birth control every day at the same time, but whatever. I can't seem to be able to schedule a biopsy on my period, because it's so irregular and tends to jump around a lot. Is there a way to get this done without me being on my period? Do I absolutely have to be on my period, because I'm having so much trouble getting the biopsy done and I feel totally hopeless!
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Even though you are on the pill, your period is irregular? Doesn't it come during the week when you're on placebo pills?
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The pack that I'm currently on doesn't have a week of placebo. It's just straight hormone. I used to take the ones with the placebo week and none of the ones I tried have helped to regulate me. I also still get really heavy bleeding and clots.
The doc doesn't want to do a biopsy by forcing your cervix open, and she is correct that it might hurt. So you and she need to confer. Maybe she can put you temporarily onto a stronger pill with a week off, so your period will come reliably when you have a week off it. Or maybe you can arrange to phone her when your period does come and see if you can get in for the biopsy on very short notice. There might be other ways to halt your period and then make it come when wanted, you should talk to the doctor about it. If she can't help you, try a better doctor.
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