A member asked:

Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. what are the risks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Basically none: The gut is almost never perforated. The risk of neglecting disease that can only be diagnosed by biopsy is essentially your life. Relax and trust your physician and the pathology team.

Answered 2/2/2014

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Dr. Karen Dantin answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ask your doc: You should always be fully informe dbefore procedures. Bleeding., bowl perforation and infectio are some possibilities.

Answered 2/2/2014

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