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Esophgial Stricture Dilation With Biopsy
Unlikely: Based on a literature (pubmed) and google search, I could not find any cases of esophageal dilation causing percarditis. Are you having symptoms of chest pain after dilation? If you are concerned about pericarditis, you should discuss this with your doctor or go to the ER if it is severe. ...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
HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE RESULT ESOPHAGEAL MOBILITY DISTURBANCE(BIOPSY) ERYTHEMA IN THE ATRUM COMPATIBLE WITH GASTRITIS (BIOPSY) EVIDENCE OF FUNDOPLICATION?
Irritation: Results like this are fairly common and not specifically indicative of any particular disease. Often the Gastroenterologist will try an acid blocker to relieve symptoms. One of the main reasons they do the biopsies is to rule out cancer, and nothing you noted above sounds like any kind of cancer. Discuss the findings, and their relation to your symptoms, with the GI Dr. who performed the endo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a esophagogastric junction biopsy, what does hyperplastic esophageal squamous mucosa with rare intraepithelial eosinophil mean ?
Not much: This is a benign diagnosis. If there were more eosinophils, we'd be more confident that reflux is present. Hyperplasia doesn't really mean much here. The key is what the biopsy report doesn't mention -- there's evidently no cancer, no severe inflammation or tissue damage. This will be correlated with the other information and a plan implemented. ...Read more
Endoscopy pathology report. Benign gastric antral mucosa with mild chronoc inactive gastitis focal intestinal metaplasia present? What does it mean?
No cancer: There are no serious issues with the tissue submitted to pathology. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more
Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?
Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more
My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?
Endoscopy found in ileocecal valve either cancer, precancerous polyp (5mm) or inflammation. Awaiting biopsy. If either of latter two, likely tment?
Need more info.: I'm sure that when the microscopic diagnosis is given to you your physician will give you all the answers. You can't know the outcome of a story in a book until you read the book. ...Read more
Esophagus biopsy taken distal and mid r/o EoE. Final diagnosis says reflux distal esophagus and active with rare intraepithelial eosinophils. Help?
Your biopsy is fine: You do not need to worry about your Biopsy report as it does not indicate anything significant. If you have symptoms of Acid Reflux(hear burn and frequent burps), you should take an antacid on a daily basis. You can choose between(Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid(Less expensive) or Prilosec which is more effective but may be slightly more costly. ...Read more
What is ment by distal esophagus columnar mucosa with mild chronic inflammation? adjoin squamous mucosa with epithileal reactive changes. negative for
Acid reflux : The report that you quoted above was not complete. I believe that with the changes that you mentioned, seems like you have acid reflux related changes. This is related to diet most often, caffeinated drinks, onions, tomatoes, etc are some of the common foods that should be limited or avoided. See your doctor to discuss about the full report. ...Read more
Endoscopy in Asia with Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive
Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori ,meaning pls?
Gastroenterologist: Mild inflammatory changes of the stomach lining was found, but intestinal metaplasia means that some of the stomach lining has morphed into a potentially premalignant pattern. Absence of dysplasia is favorable. Because of metaplasia I feel you should be carefully followed by a gastroenterologist who will monitor your situation with periodic endoscopic examinations. You don't need treatment for HP ...Read more
Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?
Unlikely: Does your question signal that it did happen? Even if biopsies are negative for dysplasia, biopsies are just that, biopsies of a larger lesion. Biopsies always have the chance of having sampling error...Meaning the most severe part of the lesion was not sampled. The risk of sampling error would go up with a larger lesion than was minimally, and not systematically, biopsied. ...Read more
All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis.
Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more
Gastric biopsy result: antral mucosa revealing mild to moderate chronic inflamation with associated extensive intestinal metaplesia. What that mean?
Precancer: The antrum is that portion of the lower stomach above the pylorus. Having chronic inflammation with extensive intestinal metaplasia is the precursor for developing gastric cancer. Left alone one would find an eventual gastric ulcer and invasive cancer. Partial gastrectomy would probably be indicated at this time. ...Read more
Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture ?
Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?
A histopathology report shows cryptitis ,crypt abscess in rectal biopsy along with duodenal biospy showing lymphocyte infiltrtion with villous atrophy?
Gall blader is removed surgically due to stone.ultrasound says dilated CBD with tapering of distal end-?Stricture of CBD. what does this mean.harmful?
Difficult to tell: The CBD is common bile duct it is a pathway that allow bile produced by the liver to enter into the duodenum (small intestine).If the common bile duct (CBD) is blocked then bile from the liver can't get out and it backs up into the liver. The report says that the CBD is wider then normal (dilated) and part where it exits into duodenum gets smaller (taper).Then somewhere it get narrower (stricture) ...Read more
Dilation of closed cervix/hysteroscopy/endo biopsy was done in the operating room. Could not be done in the office because of my size? Normal weight
Probably not: Usually procedures are done in the operating room if an extensive procedure is expected. It's easier to obtain more tissue, have access to more equipment, or more types of anesthesia are available for your comfort. Ask your doc. Most office procedures are simple hysteroscopy (take a peek) or simple emb (biopsy). An or setting makes it easier to perform a full d;c and obtain more tissue. ...Read more
No procedures done and cervix closed up. Reasons?Cervix then reclosed up after dilation/hysteroscopy/endo biopsy in 1 month? Why?Cancer? How 2 prevent
Not cancer: The cervix closing has more to do with your collagen and how you form scars then it does with cancer. I'm assuming your dilation and biopsy were normal. Not much you can do to prevent. It just happens to some women. Be sure to follow up with your gynecologist and follow all their recommendations. If family h/o uterine, ovarian or breast cancer then ^ surveillance. ...Read more
1.8mm dilation on tail of pancreas with surrounding isoechoic changes, biopsy was taken, waiting on results. Chances this is cancer?
I feel your pain: I know waiting is the hardest thing, but you need more info. U/S is rarely the only test for the panc. (although iso echoic is good). We use contrast CT and esp. contrast MRI to help. Of course tissue is the issue. Absent a strong family history of panc. Ca, the odds are almost overwhelmingly in your favor at 40 yo. I assume the 2 mm is the pancreatic duct, which can have normal variants. ...Read more
Office hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy planned-no info sheet given-google finds women in severe pain. 2 children but c-section with dilation of 5-6cm w/ 1st and emergency c-section w/ 2nd. Nervous?
Upper Endoscopy went great! Got dilation. Everything looked good except for possible monilial Esophagitis. Biopsys taken. What's treatment for that?
Fluconazole: Major predisposing factors for esophageal Candidiasis include antibiotic use, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, hematologic malignancies, immunodeficiency(HIV, solid organ transplant patients), advanced age, alcoholism and malnutrition.Candida esophagitis requires systemic antifungal therapy such as Fluconazole. Other agents are available if resistant infections ...Read more
My cervix closed up within 1 month of having it dilated/hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy done at the same time. Why might it have closed up so quickly?
Cervix.: Usually after that procedure, the cervix returns to normal very quickly. I'm not sure in what context you doctor said it closed up. He or she may have just meant that it is healed. I've never seen a patient have the cervix scar up shut after an endometrial biopsy with hysteroscopy. ...Read more
Skin biopsy of forehead came back with invaginating and dilated follicle with dermal fibrosis.Dr took another biopsy what are they looking for?
Skin biopsy: There are a number of benign skin tumors that arise from the hair follicle that can masquerade with features described in the biopsy. Without the ability to view the slide(s) nor read the actual report, my best guess is that they are rebiopsing to rule out certain variants that are still benign but are prone to recur and/or they simply want a better representative sample of the surrounding tissues ...Read more
Is it normal to have chest/back spasms after endoscopy w/ dialation/biopsy for what couple days after procedure. No bleeding, vomiting or fever.
No: Call the clinic or doctor did the procedure seek immediate medical attention these could be signs of a serious complication ...Read more
Office hysteroscopy and biopsy. 2 full-term csection preg. But first dilated only to 5cm and 2nd emergency section. Never had vaginal birth. No issues with pap smears etc. Worried about pain issues?
Had a skin biopsy of nose that said actinic keratosis with dilated pore of winer. How likely is this to be wrong and be a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Why do you ask?: This is one of the most basic calls for a pathologist. It is like asking a zookeeper to identify an elephant. If you are worried for whatever reason, ask for a second pathologist to sign off. ...Read more
My cervix closed up again. Blood is backed up in my uterus in just 1 month after it was dilated/hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsied. Why might that be?
Urethral dilation: It is not unusual but there are other therapies that may provide better long term management of your symptoms. A true "urethral stricture"is quite rare in women. The symptoms that are being addressed are usually due to bladder over activity that can be confirmed by urodynamic studies and tested with medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urethtal pain ongoing and discomfort sometimes freqeuncy. Previous dilation for urethtal stricture 3 years ago. Why does urethra hurt most days?
Here are some...: Please refer the specific concerns about urethral stricture-related symptoms to your treating urologist, who would know more about you than others on line. Clinically, the care of urethral stricture is a lifelong matter but at different pace and evolution. To get things done correctly, follow instructions as described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you gain much insight. ...Read more
I had an egd for reflux.The dr told my wife that he found a very tiny stricture while he was there and ballooned it out.He said it was nothing to worry about and didn't take a biopsy. Now I'm worried?
Discuss worries: It is always best to discuss your worries with the Dr. who did the EGD. The stricture ismore a tightening of the area and through a visual inspection during the EGD may not have any thing in particular to biopsy, but simply more an area that needed to be dilated-which the Dr. Did. Worry will only increase the chances of increasing acid so stop worrying and simply discuss with Doc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urethral stricture: Although there is some evidence to suggest that Saw Palmetto works with benign prostatic hypertrophy, I know of nothing to suggest it helps with strictures. This is a mechanical obstruction that responded best to dilatation. I would follow the advice of my urologist. ...Read more
In urethral stricture What is urethral dilation, urethrotomy and urethroplasty and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?
It depends...: Dilation is simply stretching the area of the stricture. The others involve somewhat more extensive surgery. The best option varies widely from one case to another; none is always better or worse. The best option often cannot be determined until the procedure is underway. Your urologist can best explain all this. ...Read more
Had egd for reflux dr said he found a tiny stricture that he ballooned out. He said it was nothing to worrie about. I'm scared of cancer becasue he didn't take a biopsy of it. Am I over reacting?
Esophageal cancer: Malignant conditions may also cause a stricture, or narrowing of the esophagus. There are about 11,000 new cases of cancer of the esophagus diagnosed yearly. This form of cancer is correlated with smoking or excessive alcohol ingestion, particularly in young adulthood. It is more frequent in men than women and also more frequent in African-American people than Caucasians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 days ago I had urethral dilation to clear up a stricture underneath my scrotum. Had the cath removed Monday and it hurts to masturbate. Isthisnormal?
Give the trauma from the dilatation at least a week to heal before trying masturbation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more