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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous  area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

IBS has no findings : Typically, inflammation anywhere is associated with erythema. While it is more diagnostic of acute or chronic inflammation in the stomach or esophagus, erythema in the colon could mean nonspecific inflammation. The biopsy will determine if this is something more serious such as Crohn's disease. IBS has no abnormalities on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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6 days post-colonoscopy (2 biopsies) chills/fever.

6 days post-colonoscopy (2 biopsies) chills/fever.

Call your doctor: May be or may not be related , speak to your endoscopy doctor for examination and to find the cause. ...Read more

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If bowels look good during colonoscopy can biopsies show a different result, such as ibd?

If bowels look good during colonoscopy can biopsies show a different result, such as ibd?

Yes: In children, a normal appearing bowel on colonoscopy is encouraging, however, microscopic inflammation may exist. Make sure to follow up with your physician to review the results of the biopsies if you had symptoms that led to your procedure in the first place. If the procedure was for colon cancer screening, then biopsies are not important if no polyps were seen. ...Read more

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What could redness and inflamed areas of colon indicate on colonoscopy? Biopsies were taken.

What could redness and inflamed areas of colon indicate on colonoscopy? Biopsies were taken.

Redness suggests..: ..more vascularity or blood vessels. These often accompany infection or inflammation. Microscopic evaluation of the biopsied tissue will determine whether they is a sufficient amount and type of inflammation to make the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's Disease. Cultures for infection may have also been taken, and cancer cells will be looked for (unlikely). ...Read more

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Full Colonoscopy normal, mucosa normal, no abnormalities, no polyps. Why the Dr got tissue for biopsy?

Colonic biopsy: You would have to ask the doctor who did the biopsy. This is usually unnecessary unless something suspicious was seen, or the doctor just wanted to absolutely certain they were not missing anything. ...Read more

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If a biopsy is taken during a colonoscopy will your doctor tell you? And will he tell you what the results were?

If a biopsy is taken during a colonoscopy  will your doctor tell you? And will he tell you what the results were?

Yes: If your doctor takes a biopsy in the course of your colonoscopy, then he/she will definitely tell you that they did so. They should have those pathology results back to you within 6-7 days. If you're worried, just call your doctor. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy yesterday, w/biopsy & 1 polyp removed. Knowing it's generally bad for health, is it safe to smoke 1 cigarette today?

Had colonoscopy yesterday, w/biopsy & 1 polyp removed. Knowing it's generally bad for health, is it safe to smoke 1 cigarette today?

No: It is never safe to smoke a cigarette. Wouldn't this be a great time to stop? Given this... there is no special danger from a cig at this time. But you're young, with much of your life ahead of you. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap. You've been away from tobacco for some time. Why not quite RIGHT NOW -- and phone your physician if your need medicine to get you through it. ...Read more

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Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?

Forerunner: Of worse to come unless the dietary cause is eliminated. I have always stopped my patients from taking milk and milk products when they have ulcerative colitis. Try it! its cheap. Also check out your diet in general. Apart from milk, restrict it to "god made" foods. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more