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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
What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?
Minmal: Usually a very small amount of bleeding will occur at the biopsy site. Main hazard is if the biopsy includes a small artery, which can bleed more seriously, or if the biopsy pokes a hole in the bowel wall , which causes peritonitis. Both of these complications are immediately obvious. ...Read more
Unlikely, but...: ... If the pathologist has only signed out "mild inflammatory changes" and given no other description, what's really the point is, "this isn't tumor, and it isn't something i can diagnose as any specific illness." the clinician can ask the pathologist, "can the mild duodenitis be due to taking motrin?" and the pathologist can probably answer. Key is "this is a non-tumor biopsy" which is good. ...Read more
Second portion duodenum biopsy showing presevrd villous architecture with mod. #'s of lymphocytes. They are suggesting subclinical sprue. What mean?
Lymphs where?: A good pathologist would have specified (& probably did) exactly where the lymphocytes were (in the epithelium is more worrisome than in the mucosa), and whether they were the type of t-cell that suggests celiac sprue. You'll get labs for celiac disease and perhaps a trial of a gluten-free diet depending on why you had the biopsy in the first place. ...Read more
My son 18, had CT scan indicating inflammation of duodenum. Biopsy indicated mild ischemia. He was hospitalized released. Still in pain. How proceed?
Discuss with: Your pediatrician. If not already under the care of either pediatric surgeon or pediatric gastroenterologist , see if you can be referred ...Read more
After EGD and Duodenal biopsy I see watery black stools. How long will this last or should I report it right away?
ASAP-you're bleeding: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena, but the temporal relationship of biopsies & melena in your case is highly suspicious for unabated procedure-related hemorrhage. Call your endoscopist RIGHT NOW please as well as 911--& get to the Emergency Room for urgent care. ...Read more
I had an egd with duodenal biopsies to test for celiac.My doctor only took 2 biopsies.Is that enough to be able to tell if I have celiac or not?
Yes it is: Enough to diagnose celiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had emergency egd for stuck food, had inflammation in esophagus, stomach & duodenum. Biopsy negative. Are all infections checked or only certain ones?
Hard to know...: When trauma is involved, most endoscopists will minimize biopsies during the "rescue" endoscopy, opting instead to bring the patient back for a second look when the inflammation has calmed down. It is at the time of this second endoscopic look that dilation and extensive biopsies can be more safely pursued. Your biopsy may have included a check of cmv, herpes, fungus, h.Pylori or none of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes mild inflammation and gastric foveolar metaplasia in duodenum. On biopsy. No h pylori ? No medications.
Secretions: Foveolar hyperplasia and metaplasia is a response of one epithelium to injury or as a reactive pattern. This is most often seen in the stomach. However, if there is irritation (chemical by secretions from the pancreas or liver) or inflammation (gallstones, alcohol, etc), you can get metaplasia in the duodenum. In general, helicobacter pylori don't grow in the duodenal ph. ...Read more
All possible causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum (shown in biopsy) in INDIA???
Non specific: I see this frequently and think it has no clinical significance. Don't worry about it. ...Read more