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Doctor insights on: Colonoscopy Biopsy Inflammation

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation. Said it may be due to prep. Is she being kind to stop me worrying?

Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation.  Said it may be due to prep.  Is she being kind to stop me worrying?

It is possible: Some types of bowel preps can certainly cause some nonspecific irritation of the colon lining. The biopsies would be appropriate to confirm this. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?

Should i be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy?  What can cause it?  Doc said the biopsy came back normal?

Not now/depends,,,: At this point, unless you've got any positive signs of an inflammatory bowel condition, you should not worry excessively. Your biopsy was negative. Your mother having colon cancer should motivate you to take steps to take care of your health that way with a high fiber diet and check-ups like the colonoscopy that you did. Close follow up with your doctor also helps a lot. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation. Pain in the umbilical. Freq.Dysentery slime?

Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation.  Pain in the umbilical.  Freq.Dysentery slime?

Check small bowel: Aside from checking for infections, parasites, etc. Would make sure rest of small bowel is ok. Make sure no celiac sprue (screen with blood tests), or crohn's diseade ( various radiology tests and/or capsule endoscopy-evaluation may depend on insurance). ...Read more

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Having bloody stools and lots of pain for a year had a colonoscopy and no inflammation was found biopsy taken could this still be colitis or crohns.

Having bloody stools and lots of pain for a year had a colonoscopy and no inflammation was found biopsy taken could this still be colitis or crohns.

Meckles Diverticulum: Though this is found mostly in the Pediatric age group, but there are cases reported in Adults. These are found in the distal ilium. Best diagnoses with a Meckles scan . Other causes can be A/V malformation and can be diagnoses with a radioisotope tagged RBC scan or Mesenteric Aa. Angiogram. Think outside the box (colon) ...Read more

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Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...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