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How Long Do Colon Biopsy Results Take
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 without features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...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
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
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
Benign: Most likely nothing, very common finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scope shows granularity in descending colon biopsy normal mucus in sigmoid mild diversticulosis mild improvement on mesalamine. What could this mean?
Colon granularity.: Discuss with your GI team.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with Crohn's 10 years ago by colon biopsy. Had a colonoscopy last year and new doc said he saw no traces of crohn's. Is that possible?
Yes: Patients with crohn's disease can undergo remission and exacerbation. It would be helpful for the "new doc" i.e. Pathologist to review the prior biopsies, too, if possible. ...Read more
Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?
Taking salofalk for more tha a year now for chronic inflammation of the colon as biopsy result but my ESR is always elevated. Should I stop?
No check with yourGI: Yoy should not stop your salofalk, unless advised by your doctor. Elevated sed rate is not from the salofalk but from your underlying onflammation. ...Read more
My biopsy result is chronic inflammation with lymphoid hyperplasia taken from my colon.... What does it mean?
Consult the: Pathologist. It would be prudent to have a discussion with your doctor and s/he should consult with the pathologist for a detailed report and interpretation. The biopsy results need to be interpreted in the context of rest of the clinical data. ...Read more
I have high gamma in liver also have bile a colon problems a continuous diareah what is wrong I'm waiting for biopsy results?
What does dark green stool mean (problem in colon or small intestine)? Having for 5 weeks. Waiting for my colonoscopy biopsy results.
Had colonoscopy, impressions were nodular mucosa in rectum. Ileum/colon normal. Given Flagyl. Biopsy results pending. Could this be cancer? I'm 36/F.
Biopsy: The diagnostic gold standard for colon disease is the biopsy. I suggest getting a written pathology report of the biopsy taken. ...Read more
Doctor said to my dad he have colon cancer but the biopsy result was ok it show that is just polip. His blood test was ok aswell. What we should do now?
Repeat colonoscopy: Unless the pathology report comes back on the polyp as showing malignancy, he will need to have a follow-up colonoscopy to look for new polyps in the future (1-3 years). The timing will depend on risk factors, such as a history of ulcerative colitis, strong family history, completeness of colonoscopy, biopsy findings. If the pathology shows cancer, he should see a colorectal or general surgeon. ...Read more
My colonoscopy biopsy results state it shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. What does that mean?
Nothing of concern: Lymphoid aggregates in the gut are normal. So I would not be too concerned if you feel well otherwise. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the lab but one should be able to get the answer in about a week. On rare occasions, the pathologist examining the tissue may need to consult someone else on the interpretation and this may take weeks. ...Read more
1 to 2 days: A colon biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for processing. At worst, this should only add another 24 hours to the entire process. ...Read more
Need to treat the : Cause. Intestinal edema is likely to be due to inflammation and inflammation can be due to many causes, including infections, non-infecious inflammation e.g. Radiation, ulcerative colitis. Crohns disease; congestive heart failure etc. You are obviously under the care of a physician, please discuss the issue with her/him. ...Read more
Can you explain result of biopsy: normal colon mucosa with mild infiltration of pigment-laden macrophages,?
Melanosis coli: It sounds as though you are describing an entity called Melanosis Coli. This is a finding on colon biopsies of patients who are chronic and/or long term users of common laxatives. It has no clinical significance and is not associated with subsequent malignancy. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy found one polyp removed and biopsied was a tubular adenoma. Said next coloscpy in 5 yrs. No fam history colon cancer. Too long?
Correct time frame: This is correct according to the current recommendations. ...Read more
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