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My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my new GI insist its only IBS but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my  new GI insist its only IBS  but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

Probably IBS: I agree with that your G.I. Doctor that this may be irritable bowel syndrome and not also have colitis crohn's disease or other types of active colitis. Lymphoid hyperplasia is a very common condition in the colon and terminal ileum. Chronic inflammation is very nonspecific and when mild with out features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 does it take for colon biopsy to heal?

How long does it take for colon biopsy to heal?

One to two weeks: Often after a colon biopsy, it is difficult to find the area biopsies even a few days later. Snare polypectomy may result in a larger defect and may take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Not if done prior.: However, one should not do elective colonoscopy if one is pregnant. It is more the dangers of anesthesia, that one should avoid during pregnancy. I presume your question is whether a past colon biopsy could affect the pregnancy. The answer is no. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

Colon biopsy: Mucosal tissue obtained during colonoscopy is sent to a pathology laboratory for a pathologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a colon biopsy detect parasites?

Sometimes: Occasionally, parasites like amoeba and spirochetes can be seen on a colon biopsy. If parasites are suspected, a better test is stool for ova and parasites (o;p). ...Read more

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Colon biopsy question. How often does the biopsy cause a hole in your intestine?

Colon biopsy question. How often does the biopsy cause a hole in your intestine?

Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bowel wall. This complication used to occur in about 1 in 1000 persons undergoing the procedure. With improved techniques and instruments, the risk is now about 1 in 5000. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more