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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 without features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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

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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?

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

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Could lymphoma be diagnosed with a small bowel ot colon biopsy?

Could lymphoma be diagnosed with a small bowel ot colon biopsy?

If it's there: Lymphomas of the gut present as masses visible on imaging. Biopsy will confirm the diagnosis. If you have a lymphoma elsewhere, a dominant mass will be discovered soon enough and can be biopsied. Here's a stomach lymphoma of the "maltoma" subtype. ...Read more

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Will a colon biopsy confirm a positive test for ulcerative colitis?

Will a colon biopsy confirm a positive test for ulcerative colitis?

Yes: A colonoscopy biopsy would be the most accurate means of testing for ulcerative colitis, more accurate than any other test. Can see: http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/ulcerative-colitis/ds00598/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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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

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My biopsy result is chronic inflammation with lymphoid hyperplasia taken from my colon.... What does it mean?

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

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What does dark green stool mean (problem in colon or small intestine)? Having for 5 weeks. Waiting for my colonoscopy biopsy results.

What does dark green stool mean (problem in colon or small intestine)? Having for 5 weeks. Waiting for my colonoscopy biopsy results.

Green stool: Green stool doesn't necessarily mean anything, I wouldn't put too much thought into the color of your stool until the colonoscopy report comes back ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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How long do biopsy results take for samples of stomach & colon?

How long do biopsy results take for samples of stomach & colon?

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

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How long does it take for a biopsy in the colon to heal?

A few days: It depends on the size of the biopsy. For a standard random colonic biopsy, it would be a few days at the most. ...Read more

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How long for lab biopsy of colon?

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

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Colon polyps sent for a biopsy. How long till I know?

Few days: Days to get results. Once the lab gets the specimen, the polyp has to be processed the next day the polyp is cut very thin, and stained and put on a slide. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for intestinal odema, if result of biopsy of colon was normal?

What are the treatments for intestinal odema, if result of biopsy of colon was normal?

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

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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Colonic (Definition)

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