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Colon biopsy question. How often does the biopsy cause a hole in your intestine?

Colon biopsy question. How often does the biopsy cause a hole in your intestine?

Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bowel wall. This complication used to occur in about 1 in 1000 persons undergoing the procedure. With improved techniques and instruments, the risk is now about 1 in 5000. ...Read more

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


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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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How long does it take for colon biopsy to heal?

How long does it take for colon biopsy to heal?

One to two weeks: Often after a colon biopsy, it is difficult to find the area biopsies even a few days later. Snare polypectomy may result in a larger defect and may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a colon biopsy detect parasites?

Sometimes: Occasionally, parasites like amoeba and spirochetes can be seen on a colon biopsy. If parasites are suspected, a better test is stool for ova and parasites (o;p). ...Read more

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Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Not if done prior.: However, one should not do elective colonoscopy if one is pregnant. It is more the dangers of anesthesia, that one should avoid during pregnancy. I presume your question is whether a past colon biopsy could affect the pregnancy. The answer is no. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

Colon biopsy: Mucosal tissue obtained during colonoscopy is sent to a pathology laboratory for a pathologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more