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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Small Bowel Biopsy (Overview)

This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis.


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What is the definition or description of: small bowel biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: small bowel biopsy?

"look at tissue": This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
19 doctors shared insights

Small Bowel Biopsy (Overview)

This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis.


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Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

No: A biopsy is likely to show if there is a structural mucosal reason for malabsorption. The biopsy does not evaluate intestinal microbiota. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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Significance of small bowel biopsy:increasd intraepithelial lymphocytes?Test was 1+yr ago.Chronic episodes abdo pain 2yr,diarrhea 6mo,celiac sero neg

Significance of small bowel biopsy:increasd intraepithelial lymphocytes?Test was 1+yr ago.Chronic episodes abdo pain 2yr,diarrhea 6mo,celiac sero neg

Crohn ??????!!: Lymphocyte as a rule is consistent with crohn disease but I am guessing your GI DID NOT THINKS SO..let them run some blood test and do the biopsy again to see if it is persistent ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Could lymphoma be diagnosed with a small bowel ot colon biopsy?

Could lymphoma be diagnosed with a small bowel ot colon biopsy?

If it's there: Lymphomas of the gut present as masses visible on imaging. Biopsy will confirm the diagnosis. If you have a lymphoma elsewhere, a dominant mass will be discovered soon enough and can be biopsied. Here's a stomach lymphoma of the "maltoma" subtype. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

IBD, : Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Eating bland?: Does that include sugar and sweeteners? If so try doing without. Another possibility is milk and milk products including cheese. Agree that most likely diagnosis is ibs. ...Read more

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

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

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My 12 year old biopsies showed +++esonophilic cells in stomach and small bowel! How do we treat? Has been on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for espophagus.

My 12 year old biopsies showed +++esonophilic cells in stomach and small bowel! How do we treat? Has been on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for espophagus.

Elimination diet: Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections) in different areas of the digestive tract. Your doctor may be able to identify specific food proteins that trigger the overproduction of eosinophils in your child. ...Read more

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I have a chronic bladder wall infection with staph, biopsy showed increased mast cell - is this a normal response? Were increased in small bowel too

I have a chronic bladder wall infection with staph, biopsy showed increased mast cell - is this a normal response? Were increased in small bowel too

Normal response: Increase in mast cells is within normal limits of inflammation in both the bladder and intestine. It does not explain the underlying disorder, but is not a cause for concern in itself. ...Read more

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Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cervic biopsy spotting is norm i haven't had a lot but small bowel movement causing more-entire toilet was red water..to much? Or could be from bowel?

Timing of biopsy: Cervical biopsy should not bleed, after a couple of days. Bowel movement should not induce bleeding from the biopsy site. Whether it is cervical of intestinal, bleeding should not be ignored and you should contact your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: small bowel?

What is the definition or description of: small bowel?

Small bowel: Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine immediately after the stomach. ...Read more

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What occurs during a small bowel series?

What occurs during a small bowel series?

See answer: This procedure is simple for you. You drink barium in a special liquid so that it coats your small bowel. The barium usually takes about 1 1/2 hours to pass through your small bowel (intestine). It can take awhile (sometimes over 3 hours) for the barium to move through your intestines so be prepared to be there awhile. During this time, multiple x-ray images will be taken. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more