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A stomach biopsy can only be done during an endoscopy?

A stomach biopsy can only be done during an endoscopy?

Easiest way.: Upper endoscopy is most likely the easiest way to obtain a biopsy. However, going to surgery would be another way to obtain a biopsy of the stomach and possibly ct guided needle biopsy if the mass is visible on ct scan.

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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


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My husband had an endoscopy done and they found e ulcersis it safe to assume they did a biopsy on him as well an is he supposed to be treated?

My husband had an endoscopy done and they found e ulcersis it safe to assume they did a biopsy on him as well an is he supposed to be treated?

Gastric ulcers: Should be biopsied, as risk of malignancy is higher. Both with gastric and duodenal ulcers should look for H pylori and treat if positive. Esophageal needs PPI and possibly f/u exam, depending on severity. Happy to elaborate if you give more details.

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Do drs usually do a biopsy during a Scope? Or unless they see something unusual? I resently had a Endoscopy and very worried since they did a biopsy

Biopsy: Is very commonly done during scopes. Doesn't mean anything bad, doesn't mean they saw anything bad, it's just part of the screen. They do a biopsy to see if maybe there is some inflammation that is not obvious to the naked eye. Take a big breath and wait for your official results.

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Hiya. Will endoscopy see gastritis? And will it show right when the endoscopy is done or have to wait for biopsy results? Thanks.

Hiya. Will endoscopy see gastritis? And will it show right when the endoscopy is done or have to wait for biopsy results? Thanks.

Both: Some types of gastritis may be obvious on endoscopic examination. Depending on the type and severity of the lesion, you may need to wait for the biopsy for the definitive diagnosis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Had upper endoscopy done that said that all the biopsies were within normal limits. Does this mean no gastritis?

Yes: Normally gastritis is one of the conditions that is best diagnosed by endoscopy. Usually your doctor would tell you right after the endoscopy as well if he/she saw any gastritis and the biopsy would show inflammation. You should ask specifically but most likely you don't have gastritis.

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Endoscopy 1 month ago done biopsy show mild chronic nonspecific gastritis plz tell me thier causes, symptoms and treatment?

Endoscopy 1 month ago done biopsy show mild chronic nonspecific gastritis plz tell me thier causes, symptoms and treatment?

Symptoms. ..: The doctor who did the study should have discussed all of this with you. If that did not happen please let the chief doctor know.

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Besides endoscopy with biopsy (for h. Pylori check) which exams can be done to investigate other causes of gastritis?

Besides endoscopy with biopsy (for h. Pylori check) which exams can be done to investigate other causes of gastritis?

Your doctor can figr: Your md can easily figure this out from your history. The common causes are alcohol especially excessive use on an empty stomach, use of Aspirin like drugs like Motrin and peptobismol. Gastritis heals well fast with use of good antacids, so do not get hung up on the cause. Get treated quickly and it will be soon gone and you will be well, provided you avoid the use /abuse of above irritants.

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Endoscopy/colonoscopy on 11/20/2014. What does Ileal mucosa showing reactive lymphoid nodules mean? Had 6 different biopsies done

Endoscopy/colonoscopy on 11/20/2014. What does Ileal mucosa showing reactive lymphoid nodules mean? Had 6 different biopsies done

Reactive changes: The terminal ileum contains lymphoid aggregates / nodules as part of its normal makeup. When this part of the body reacts to something foreign, infectious or inflammatory, it reacts by making these lymphoid aggregates / nodules enlarge and show reactive features. Most of the time when the exposure ends, so do the reactive lymphoid aggregates / nodules.

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What could be the cause of white colored plaques in mid and distal esophagus? Dr found during Endoscopy. Waiting on biopsy results.

What could be the cause of white colored plaques in mid and distal esophagus? Dr found during Endoscopy. Waiting on biopsy results.

Many thoughts: You are very young. There are many possibilities. Why did you have the endoscopy? Need more history here. Could be as simple as candida. A yeast. Let's see what biopsy says Do you have other medical issues?

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Upper GI endoscopy done & everything came back normal except the Z-line was irregular, 37cm from the incisors and a few biopsies. What does this mean?

Endoscopy: It just means that no definite diagnosis was able to be made by what was seen. It does not necessarily mean that there is nothing wrong, just that the diagnosis cannot be made by this procedure. You may need further testing or a trial of medications at this time. Good luck.

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I had an endoscopy done and two biopsies all normal yet I still have the same problem with on and off hunger pains below the breasted bone. Any ideas?

I had an endoscopy done and two biopsies all normal yet I still have the same problem with on and off hunger pains below the breasted bone. Any ideas?

What did biopsy show: Your description sounds like peptic ulcers. If biopsy indicate peptic or gastric ulcer gastritis. Etiology must be sought. Avoidance of smoking nsaids, alcohol and treatment of h.Pylori if present. If synptoms persist or accompanied by diarrhea w/u zollinger ellison syndrome could be considered.

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines.

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From a endoscopy I had some biopsies done as the doc saw some redness in some areas as a result came gastritis but also this, pancreatic heterotopia?

From a endoscopy I had some biopsies done as the doc saw some redness in some areas as a result came gastritis but also this, pancreatic heterotopia?

See below: This is a rare condition in which normal pancreatic tissue is found in the stomach. It is usually asymptomatic but occasionally ulceration, bleeding and obstruction can occur.

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Gastroenterologist found a reddish patch during upper GI endoscopy. I asked him if it looked concerning, and he said it looked like gastritis. He sent the sample for biopsy anyway. Based on this, how likely is it that patch was concerning?

Gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammatory process affecting the lining of the stomach and it is quite likely that you had a mild form of it. In my experience the endoscopist has a good idea if a lesion is very suspicious by visualizing it but just to be sure, biopsy is taken. It is reassuring that he stated the area looked like gastritis and not malignant appearing. I expect a favorable report for you.

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What does a diagnosis of celiacute disease mean? My daughter had a endoscopy done wk ago biopsy neg. No intestine damage but has positive celiac gene

What does a diagnosis of celiacute disease mean? My daughter had a endoscopy done wk ago biopsy neg. No intestine damage but has positive celiac gene

Only at risk: Just because one has a genetic predisposition does not mean that one will get the disease. Even identical twins are likely to get the same diseases only about 50% of the time. However this should alert your daughter to consider celiac disease as a potential issue when and if she develops symptoms suggestive of this condition.

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HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE (BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?

HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE (BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?

Irritation: Results like this are fairly common and not specifically indicative of any particular disease. Often the Gastroenterologist will try an acid blocker to relieve symptoms. One of the main reasons they do the biopsies is to rule out cancer, and nothing you noted above sounds like any kind of cancer. Discuss the findings, and their relation to your symptoms, with the GI Dr. Who performed the endo

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more