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Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?

Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion  + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?

Polyp or colitis: You rarely bleed from ibs, most likely the polyp that was removed is still causing the bleeding or u. Colitis although the bx was normal, it is not unusual to have skip areas in u. Colitis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. I was having bleeding & mucous. Uc or crohn's? Or normal?

My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates.  I was having bleeding & mucous.  Uc or crohn's?  Or normal?

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. ...Read more

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I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read more

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How long should I bleed after a biopsy and colonoscopy?

How long should I bleed after a biopsy and colonoscopy?

Few days at most: Usually there is no visible bleeding after a biopsy on colonoscopy if there is should be more than a few hours. ...Read more

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I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces. Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces.  Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

Await biopsy report: The biopsy report should give you the answer or at least suggest several possibilities for your physician to consider. The source of bleeding can be as simple as hemorrhoids but can also be a local ulcer or something more aggressive. ...Read more

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Recurrent stomach pain 4 6m, hard stool 1x daily (makes me bleed), fatigue, changing stool. Colonoscopy ok, waiting for biopsies to get back. Ibs?

Recurrent stomach pain 4 6m, hard stool 1x daily (makes me bleed), fatigue, changing stool. Colonoscopy ok, waiting for biopsies to get back. Ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Had colonscopy 2013. bright red blood. diangosis with hemorrhoids, & biopsy was clean for IBD. Bleeding has returned. Now GI schedule another colonscopy?WHY

Had colonscopy 2013. bright red  blood. diangosis with hemorrhoids, & biopsy was clean for IBD. Bleeding has returned. Now GI schedule another colonscopy?WHY

Probably hemorrhoids: You need to ask the GI doctor for their rationale for repeating colonoscopy procedure within one year if symptoms haven't changed and they made the diagnosis already. The focus should be on controlling bleeding from hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed colitis & biopsy neg. Ct w enlarged nodes near colon. Gastros said infection. 2Nd opinion? Feel good

Rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed colitis & biopsy neg.  Ct w enlarged nodes near colon. Gastros said infection. 2Nd opinion? Feel good

Follow MD: Follow your gastroenterologist recommendations, as he saw the tissue. You should definitely follow up with this physician. Is he treating you for the ?infection.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Bleeding red stools daily 1 month, gone now.. Colonscopy cleared, CT scan showed few enlarged nodes around colon. Gi said infection. Ask 4 biopsy?

Bleeding red stools daily 1 month, gone now.. Colonscopy cleared, CT scan showed few enlarged nodes around colon. Gi said infection. Ask 4 biopsy?

No: Red blood in stool more frequent from anal problems rather than colon, as such a neg. colonoscopy and as a result no area requiring bx. If digital exam does not define an anal lesion or internal hemmorhoids then whatever the problem has resolved and again no bx required. Check for a repeat bleed and this followed by anoscopy. ...Read more

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What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

Lymph node: enlargement is caused by infection or inflammation in the vast majority of cases. RARELY are they caused by cancer or lymphoma. If your GI says infection, I would be comfortable with it. ...Read more

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During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cpt code for flexible colonoscopy with biopsy?

CPT 45380: Plain colonoscopy is 45378, with a biopsy 45380. Hot biopsy polypectomy is 45384 and snare polypectomy is 45385. ...Read more

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How long after Colonoscopy with biopsy will my GI trac get back to normal?

Your gi tract: should be back to normal when the laxatives have left the system, usually within 1 day of the study. If not, contact your gi doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with diverticuli during colonoscopy. Pain in areas where they are located. Biopsies taken.What might the biopsy tell me?

They may have done: Biopsies of polyps or suspicious mass. U are still young to have cancer unless there's a strong family history of cancer. More likely it's benign. Best wishes ! ...Read more

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I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet. What could this mean?

I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet.  What could this mean?

No news...: ...Is usually good news, but i would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a follow-up appointment with your md to review the results and plans for follow-up. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy done 2 weeks ago and the doctorr said all is fine but I've notice that lately I've been bleeding thru my rectum?

I just had a colonoscopy  done 2 weeks ago  and the doctorr said all is fine but  I've notice that  lately  I've been bleeding thru my rectum?

Contact doctor: Colonoscopies are frequently associated with biopsies that might result in a small amount of temporary rectal bleeding. It should not cause bleeding 2 weeks after procedure. ...Read more

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I did colonoscopy and it was clear, but a biopsy was done..Am really confused if its clear then why the biopsy needed?Should i be worried?Plz help

I did colonoscopy and it was clear, but a biopsy was done..Am really confused if its clear then why the biopsy needed?Should i be worried?Plz help

No, don't worry: If you were told it is clear, then don't worry! your doctor probably biopsied some polyps, which are benign growths. They can change over many years to become cancerous, which is why they are always removed. Or maybe you had some signs of inflammation and your doctor wants a closer look. Biopsies are very common during colonoscopy, and it doesn't mean you have cancer! ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

Depends: Why was the colonoscopy done? If it was as monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, then the biopsies were appropriate. Give it a week or so and check with your doctor about the results of the biopsies.
Wish you good health and a Happy New Year! ...Read more

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Samples taken for biopsy during my colonoscopy yesterdy. Today I am having pain on n off in som random places in lower abs. Anything serious? Can I take vitamn K n multi vit for biopsy wounds to heal?

Colonoscopy: It's not unusual to have mild discomfort shortly after colonoscopy. This is not due to the biopsies, but to residual air left behind after the procedure. If you have severe pain or persistent tenderness in your abdomen, call your Gastroneurologist immediately. Vitamin K and MVI's will not help the biopsy sites heal any faster. They do not cause pain and will heal just fine on their own. Good luck. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

IBS has no findings : Typically, inflammation anywhere is associated with erythema. While it is more diagnostic of acute or chronic inflammation in the stomach or esophagus, erythema in the colon could mean nonspecific inflammation. The biopsy will determine if this is something more serious such as Crohn's disease. IBS has no abnormalities on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found inflammation and petechiae. Biopsies were taken. What are the biopsies looking for or what conditions are they attempting to diagnos?

Colonoscopy found inflammation and petechiae. Biopsies were taken. What are the biopsies looking for or what conditions are they attempting to diagnos?

Sounds like: your doctor is looking for infection or inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. It is difficult to say any more without further data. You really should address your questions to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i request to not get biopsy in a colonoscopy?

Can i request to not get biopsy in a colonoscopy?

Yes: You have probably been deceived about the benefits & risks. The purpose of a biopsy is to determine whether you have, or are on the way to getting, cancer of the cervix, which used to kill 30000 women each year in the usa alone. Talk straight with your physician -- unlike someone running a scare-you internet site, he/she has an obligation under the law to tell the truth. ...Read more

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I had 12 biopsies taken during colonoscopy. What could be outcome?

Pathology report: You need to wait for the report from the pathologist who is examining the biopsies. Biopsies were taken to get a handle on the disease process, if any. ...Read more

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How come my colonoscopy was clear but my biopsies showed that I have chron's disease?

Terminology: Colonoscopy being clear may have been meant to convey that there were no polyps or cancer. Microscopic examination of the tissue is far more sensitive than naked eye examination, which is all that is available to the person doing endoscopy.
Wish you good health and a Happy New Year! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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