During endometrial sampling a small sample of tissue is removed from the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) to investigate symptoms such as heavy vaginal bleeding and to rule out cancer of the uterus. The sample is examined under a microscope for abnormalities. The procedure may be slightly uncomfortable but usually lasts for only a few minutes and does not require anaesthesia.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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