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

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 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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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