Having an endometrial biopsy can be life-saving. At Center for Women’s Health, in Plano, TX, Dr. Julie Chowdhury, MD, FCOG, a top rated and fellow-trained OB/GYN, performs endometrial biopsies for patients, throughout the greater Dallas metro area.
An endometrial biopsy, also called an endometrium, is a procedure in which a special instrument, called a pipelle, is delicately inserted through the cervix and into the uterus to remove a small piece of tissue from the uterus lining (the endometrial). The tissue is then placed in fluid and sent to a laboratory for analysis to detect cancer cells or other abnormalities. The biopsy is performed in Dr. Chowdhury’s office and does not require anesthesia. Some patients may experience slight discomfort and opt to take an over-the-counter pain reliever an hour prior to the procedure. The biopsy takes only about ten minutes to perform.
The test is used to screen for endometrial cancer or other problems in the area. The procedure is typically performed when a patient has any of the following symptoms:
Endometrial cancer starts in the cells lining the uterus, called the (endometrium). It is sometimes referred to as uterine cancer. The disease primarily affects postmenopausal women. It is extremely uncommon in women under 45 years of age. Endometrium cancer is the most prevalent cancer affecting female reproductive organs of women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 2.8% of women will get endometrial cancer during their lifetime. Women should always seek a medical evaluation if they experience any vaginal bleeding, discharge, or spotting. Often, endometrial cancer is discovered at an early stage because patients seek attention for their abnormal vaginal bleeding. When discovered early, endometrial cancer may be cured by surgical removal the uterus.
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"My meeting with Dr. Chowdhury was very pleasant. She listened to me attentively and understood my problems."
"I just love Dr. Chowdhury and her staff! Every appointment was a very pleasant experience. She is a very sweet person"
" I had a surgery last year. She is amazing! Both as a Doctor and as a person. I would love refer anyone to her."
Dr. Julia Chowdhury is very keenly knowledgeable. She answered any & all questions to completion. Her "bed side manner" was very professional as well as loving.
I really loved my 1st experience with Dr. Chowdhury. Love her personality and love how professional she is. She was awesome and made me feel at ease throughout my visit.
She was awesome! The office was clean and comforting. She's super sweet & funny! She kept me calm..so assuring...it was just a really nice breath of fresh air
Dr. Chowdhury is amazing! I loved my experience with her. Very professional , super friendly with a relaxing sense of humor. Highly recommend her
Dr Julia and her staff are so welcoming and friendly. They're easy to talk to so you can basically ask anything without feeling embarrassed. I would recommend!
The doctor is super nice and if you're feeling nervous like myself she is a total professional who will listen to your needs and explain every step of the way.
Dr. Chowdhury, was amazing! She was pleasant and she knew exactly what I needed and she did just that. I was not in any extra pain and her bedside manner was amazing.
I love Dr. Chowdhury!! She is down to earth with a sense of humor while also being very informative and assertive. The office is nice and clean and offers great treatment
Excellent visit. I usually feel a little nervous when visiting an OB/GYN but she made me feel so comfortable.
The Doctor was very gentle during the examination procedure. She was very professional about communicating all my options. She answered all my questions patiently
if you're looking for a great OB-GYN that really cares about her patients I would choose her. She's amazing and I'm glad I have her as my OB-GYN.
I must say i was pleasantly surprised with the attitude.. calm, sweet, warm attitude of the doctor and entire staff. Highly recommend!
She is a very knowledgeable & friendly doctor who would answer all your questions patiently. My wife was very happy w/ her visit & intends to remain associated w/ her