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What is the best reliable hpylori test? Breathing test or endoscopy/biopsy?

What is the best reliable hpylori test? Breathing test or endoscopy/biopsy?

H. Pylori: An actual biopsy is always the most definitive and best test to do, BUT that being said, may not be needed and is certainly not cost effective with other tests available. Studies have shown, that actually the fecal antigen test was the most effective in terms of true outcomes and cost, next to the Official endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 do docs recommend I should I be eating gluten before a celiac endoscopy biopsy test?

How long do docs recommend I should I be eating gluten before a celiac endoscopy biopsy test?

Month minimum: You can get by with as little as a single slice of wheat bread daily for at least 3-4 wks prior to the biopsy. If you can tolerate more without major symptoms go ahead, but anything less may not allow the changes to be found with the test. ...Read more

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My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?

My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?

Biopsy definitive.: In regards to celiac disease, the biopsy is more diagnostically reliable than the blood test, so if the blood test showed typical evidence of celiac disease, I'd believe it. ...Read more

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Recently had col/endoscopy. Biopsy results say med induced inflammation. Parasites and infection ruled out. I take no meds what else could cause this?

Recently had col/endoscopy. Biopsy results say med induced inflammation. Parasites and infection ruled out. I take no meds what else could cause this?

Depends.: It depends where the inflammation is, your general health, and why you had these procedure (s). If the inflammation is in your colon, you might have to think of colitis/inflammatory bowel disease. In the stomach, it could be the start of an ulcer, and in the esophagus, it can be anything from reflux to stress to scleroderma. If you're healthy, it can be ok but talk to your dr. Or give more info. ...Read more

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Frequent gallbladder attacks, normal ultrasound, norm hida, endoscopy/ biopsy show celiac, but bloodwork for celiac is negative. Cbc has high lymps.?

Frequent gallbladder attacks, normal ultrasound, norm hida, endoscopy/ biopsy show celiac, but bloodwork for celiac is negative. Cbc has high lymps.?

It is likely celiac: About 5 years ago there was a study published in american journal of gastroenterology done in sweden which showed blood antibodies fluctuate in adults even with celiac. Biopsy is still the definitive diagnosis. Try the gluten free diet. You should feel better. Must be 100% gluten free. Even small amounts of gluten will bring on symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Endoscopy biopsies showed negative for gluten, chron's, ulcerative colitis and etc. One year ago. Recent utrasound showed mesenteric adentitis 4xin2years?

Endoscopy biopsies showed negative for gluten, chron's, ulcerative colitis and etc. One year ago. Recent utrasound showed mesenteric adentitis 4xin2years?

Mesenteric adenitis: Is a virus and you can get it several yimes. It is great that nothing severe or major showed you on the biopsies. Your child probably should have his immune status checked at this point just to be sure he is fine, but he probably is, my guess. ...Read more

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Had upper endoscopy with biopsies taken 2 years ago. If I had complications from it, would I know by now? What would the symptoms be?

Had upper endoscopy with biopsies taken 2 years ago. If I had complications from it, would I know by now? What would the symptoms be?

Whatever: Upper endoscopies you had 2 years ago it is far far too late to have any complications. Life is too beautiful to dwell on health issues at age 25! maybe have a few sessions with a shrink... ...Read more

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Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids).

Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids).

Endoscopy: I understand your distress.
Pleas make list of all symptoms about which you are concerned and if those symptoms have affected your functioning and to what degree.
Then discuss with a G I Specialist, as well as what information from Endoscopy can come.
Express your concerns and make decision in your best interest.
YourHealth is Precious!
Have Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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Can endoscopy and biopsy to diagnose positive celiac disease be wrong? Are there other conditions that damage celia like that?

Yes: A superimposed infection can have a similar appearance on biopsy, so if someone had or just got over a gi bug it could lead to false positive. ...Read more

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What are the complications of upper endoscopy w/ biopsy? Since having it three months ago, I have a bit of discomfort with swallowing.

What are the complications of upper endoscopy w/ biopsy? Since having it three months ago, I have a bit of discomfort with swallowing.

Probably not the EGD: The major risks of upper endoscopy include bleeding, perforation, aspiration and anesthetic-related issues. It is highly unlikely that the swallowing discomfort that you are now eexperiencing is related to the endoscopy. ...Read more

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Besides endoscopy with biopsy (for h. Pylori check) which exams can be done to investigate other causes of gastritis?

Besides endoscopy with biopsy (for h. Pylori check) which exams can be done to investigate other causes of gastritis?

Your doctor can figr: Your md can easily figure this out from your history. The common causes are alcohol especially excessive use on an empty stomach, use of Aspirin like drugs like Motrin and peptobismol.
Gastritis heals well fast with use of good antacids, so do not get hung up on the cause. Get treated quickly and it will be soon gone and you will be well, provided you avoid the use /abuse of above irritants. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and biopsy 22 mths ago result good, told by consultant looks like inflamation issue from time to time take Lanzoprazole with flare up. True?

Endoscopy and biopsy 22 mths ago result good, told by consultant looks like inflamation issue from time to time take Lanzoprazole with flare up. True?

Need more info: What was causing the inflammation? Could you have H pylori infection? The PPI you are taking would provide symptomatic relief without addressing the underlying cause of inflammation. You may wish to consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is basal hyperplasia my 2 yr old has severe GERD and had an endoscopy with biopsy and it showed basal hyperplasia and some other things. What does basal hyperplasia mean

What is basal hyperplasia my 2 yr old has severe GERD and had an endoscopy with biopsy and it showed basal hyperplasia and some other things. What does basal hyperplasia mean

Inflammation: It's one of the histologic findings in esophagitis - in your child's case, reflux esophagitis. Meaning there is some inflammation in the lining of the esophagus as a result of the reflux. I hope the meds will kick in soon and your child feels better! ...Read more

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Endoscopy w biopsy 2yrs ago diagnosed w gastritis no hpilory when I stop taking omaprazole I get heartburn & recently nausea can this be sign hpilory?

Endoscopy w biopsy 2yrs ago diagnosed w gastritis no hpilory when I stop taking omaprazole I get heartburn & recently nausea can this be sign hpilory?

Hyperacidity: This suggests that your gastritis is associated with continuous high production of acid which can be caused by certain drugs like steroids or analgesics, gastrin producing tumors, hypertrophic gastropathy etc. Check again with your dr ...Read more

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Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Abdominal migraine?: An uncommon cause of frequent vomiting, with normal growth and no obvious causes, may be abdominal migraines or cyclic vomiting syndrome. It can be treated with a migraine med- periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is sometimes used. This is not common, but my son actually had it when he was 11. Resolved completely with medication. You may need to consult a pediatric neurologist for this. ...Read more

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Do upper endoscopies with biopsies done cause cancer? Had one a few months ago, all came back normal, but I have mild discomfort in my throat still.

No.: An endoscopy with biopsy will not cause cancer. It can, however, cause soreness, but typically this only lasts for a few days.

If you are still having throat discomfort after a few months, you should probably have it checked out by your physician. But, given your young age, would not worry about cancer. ...Read more

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If I had a blood clotting disorder (thrombosis) or hemmorraging disorder. Would I know by age of 25? I had 3 surgeries and upper endoscopy with biopsy

If I had a blood clotting disorder (thrombosis) or hemmorraging disorder. Would I know by age of 25? I had 3 surgeries and upper endoscopy with biopsy

Hemorrhagic more: Than thrombotic issues would have become obvious by now, given your history. As a young person, having gone through these procedures you not likely to have a genetic thrombotic issue, but most thrombotic disorders are acquired and often affect older people with other diseases. ...Read more

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Having green stool for couple of months. On n off Pain in lower right of abs. Colonoscopy n endoscopy with biopsy normal. What's going on? Have ext and int hemorrhoids. Blood in stool might from hem

Having green stool for couple of months. On n off Pain in lower right of abs. Colonoscopy n endoscopy with biopsy normal. What's going on? Have ext and int hemorrhoids. Blood in stool might from hem

See answer + comment: Although not enough information is provided to give you specific advise the following may be helpful: Green
stool indicates that your food is moving through your intestines more quickly than usual and not giving your bile a chance to turn the normal brown color. By itself, this is not a sign of a specific illness. Abdominal pain with normal studies may be due to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. ...Read more

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Could I see celiac on an endoscopy prior to biopsy results?

Not usually...: There may be some non specific changes of inflammation in the duodenum seen on endoscopy like edema, erythema, and villous flattening, but these changes can be seen in many different diseases and are not specific to celiacs. Usually the diagnosis of celiac requires the trifecta of biopsy changes, positive ttg antibodies, and symptomatic improvement on gluten free diet. ...Read more

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I need to get an endoscopy procedure with biopsy. Is any doctor on here can provide me with a reference less than 1, 000 for the procedure?

Cheap endoscopy: I assume you mean 1000 $. I don't know of one in your area but can ask your insurance company or call the medical society or ask your friends. Good shopping. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more