A 33-year-old female asked:
my colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. i was having bleeding & mucous. uc or crohn's? or normal?
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Nonspecific finding: Lymphoid aggregates are commonly found in the colon and small bowel. They are a normal finding. Excessive lymphoid aggregates could be related to infections or ibd but they are relatively a nonspecific finding, especially if the other features of ibd are not present.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
It varies: The level of discomfort experienced can vary considerably. Different people have different pain tolerance. Inflammatory nodules are likely to be more tender than cysts or tumors. Different doctors choose different size needles. Some use lidocaine, a local anesthetic, some do not. Most patients experience a level of pain similar to what they feel while getting an IV started.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is intestinal obstruction an early symptom of colon cancer?
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Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
No: Usually this is a sign that it is a large cancer that has grown over time and is ending up blocking the colon and causing obstruction.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Could a pelvic MRI tell if you have had a bone marrow biopsy?
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Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Not Really: Shortly after the biopsy there will be some acute changes on the mri, but it would probably be hard to tell if these changes are due to a biopsy or something else. After some time passes, you would be unable to tell.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 37-year-old female asked:
What could cause a 5 yr old boy to have a bleeding ulcer besides meds and bacteria?
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Pediatrics 54 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I am about 4 to 5 weeks pregnant i've been bleeding for a week already. I have no cramps nor blood clots . I went to the doctors yesturday and was told there was an egg sac but they couldn't see anything inside of it. The doctor told me I may be too early
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Correct!: This early in pregnancy makes it difficult to discern whether it is a developing fetus in the egg sac or a "blighted ovum" of a possible miscarrriage. The "tincture of time" will tell the difference. Be patient as mother nature works on her own schedule.
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Last updated Jul 14, 2017
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