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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
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
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
My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?
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
Post c.diff colitis had endoscopy biopsy. One month apart each other. Biopsy showed "inactive chronic gastritis" could cdiff infection be the culprit?
Not likely but...: By way of balance, here's a blog posting pertinent to your question: http://cdiffdiscuss. Org/PHPBB3/viewtopic. Php? F=7&t=14864 ...Read more
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
Endoscopy biopsies showed negative for gluten, chron's, ulcerative colitis and etc. One year ago. Recent utrasound showed mesenteric adentitis 4xin2years?
24hrs post endoscopy & biopsy. Having sharp back pains (near right scapula) along with stomach pains when I swallow, eat or drink. Is this normal? Thx
Endoscopy biopsy 6 yrs ago showed "mild chronic gastritis, no h-pylori." Symptoms are infrequent, managed with tums (calcium carbonate). Worrying about cancer. 35, female
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
Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids).
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
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
What are the complications of upper endoscopy w/ biopsy? Since having it three months ago, I have a bit of discomfort with swallowing.
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
Had endoscopy w biopsy 1.5yrs ago it was good just reflux, latley have been getting bloated and constant nausea can something change in this time fram?
H. Pylori?: Perhaps you have an H. Pylori infection in your stomach and/or an ulcer. See your GI specialist for reevaluation. ...Read more
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?
Had endoscopy two biopsies all normal. Doc put me on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a week. Nexium (esomeprazole) isn't working still have the same problem with constant gnawing.
See below: Sometimes a ppi such as Nexium (esomeprazole) can take up to two weeks to work. Let your doctor know if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby had an endoscopy with biopsy and a pancreatic rest was found how severe or bad is this condition. Sincerely, Worried?
Rest: That is a variation on normal anatomy... no worries ...Read more
Maybe: You may feel some discomfort but should be tolerable. Call your doctor if not better soon. ...Read more
Do I have to undergo an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy to determine if I have barrett's esophagus?
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
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?
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
2 yrs ago had Endoscopy with biopsy which was fine only that have flare from time to time due to inflammation and GERD is result Take Lansoprazole step up step down. Started15mg but night still some acid vapour. GP says try 2 x15mg tablets a day, ideas?
Would be that it appears you are receiving EXPERT care by an EXPERT...follow that advice.....follow his/her advice!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
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.
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
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
I had an upper endoscopy and biopsy wednesday now having some dull pain and cramps on left side when I swallow, but no fever or chills is this normal?
Uncertain: Whether it is normal or not, you should be asking your doctor. Not really meant for this place. ...Read more
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
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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
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