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Colonoscopy Biopsy Instruments
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long until I can smoke after colonoscopy with a biopsy? All I can find is "return to daily habits" after 24 hours.
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit ! ...Read more
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
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?
Had colonoscopy was told biopsies would be taken but everything normal so none were taken. Is this normal, I thought it could still show inflammation?
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