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Biopsy of the lining of the womb


The Pipelle biopsy involves the Consultant gynaecologist to take out a tiny sample of the lining of the womb for further investigations. This would further determine if there is any cancers or abnormal cells in the lining of the womb. Post which a treatment plan can be indicated by the Consultant for the condition diagnosed.

  • Pipelle biopsy is suitable for women who have:
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Heavy or prolonged periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Post menopausal bleeding
  • Thinkness in the lining of the womb
  • Endometrial Cancer

The whole process will be explained to you in detail by the gynaecologist during your consultation. Do not hesitate to ask the Consultant any queries or concerns you might have.

You will be chaperoned by one of our nurses during the procedure.

A speculum will be used by the consultant, similar to the one used in a smear test, to examine the walls of your vagina and cervix. The pipelle biopsy is then conducuted under local anaesthesia in indicated cases. A tiny plastic tube – of a size of a ballpoint pen refill, is used to take a sample of the lining of the womb. After the biopsy is taken out by the consultant, the speculum will be removed.

The suctioning of the biopsy causes a slight pain similar to your period cramps.

It takes place within 108 Harley Street itself.

To book an appointment contact us at 0207 563 1234 or email us at

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