A 31-year-old female asked:
i'm looking at my egd pictures and if doc said everything is normal what is red spot in the picture attached. can it be from biopsy site?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
Could be: Unfortunately, the picture is not available for us to see. Best thing would be to ask the GI doctor who did the EGD.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How routine is a biopsy with egd?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 22 years experience
Quite routine: Lot of time when an egd is done, there is high index of suspicion so there are more often stomach, esophageal, duodenal bx to confirn our suspicion.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
When undergoing a EGD is it procedure to do a biopsy or is it usually only if the doctor sees something suspicious. Thank you.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Usually biopsies: It is typical to do biopsies from the different parts of tract: esophagus, different regions of stomach, duodenum. This is because even if the GI tract looks well it is possible to have abnormalities at the cellular level.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2017
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