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If I? celiacs and had EGD and colonoscopy (for different reason) with (-)biopsy for celiacs, is there any benefit to having blood test 3 yr later?

If I? celiacs and had EGD and colonoscopy (for different reason) with (-)biopsy for celiacs, is there any benefit to having blood test 3 yr later?

Depends: If you were on a gluten free diet at the time of egd then the sensitivity of biopsies will be lower. In this case doing the blood test may be reasonable. Please feel free to contact me if you have more questions on this. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with diverticuli during colonoscopy. Pain in areas where they are located. Biopsies taken. What might the biopsy tell me?

Diagnosed with diverticuli during colonoscopy. Pain in areas where they are located. Biopsies taken. What might the biopsy tell me?

They may have done: Biopsies of polyps or suspicious mass. U are still young to have cancer unless there's a strong family history of cancer. More likely it's benign. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Samples taken for biopsy during my colonoscopy yesterdy. Today I am having pain on n off in som random places in lower abs. Anything serious? Can I take vitamn K n multi vit for biopsy wounds to heal?

Samples taken for biopsy during my colonoscopy yesterdy. Today I am having pain on n off in som random places in lower abs. Anything serious? Can I take vitamn K n multi vit for biopsy wounds to heal?

Colonoscopy: It's not unusual to have mild discomfort shortly after colonoscopy. This is not due to the biopsies, but to residual air left behind after the procedure. If you have severe pain or persistent tenderness in your abdomen, call your Gastroneurologist immediately. Vitamin K and MVI's will not help the biopsy sites heal any faster. They do not cause pain and will heal just fine on their own. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had 12 biopsies taken during colonoscopy. What could be outcome?

I had 12 biopsies taken during colonoscopy. What could be outcome?

Pathology report: You need to wait for the report from the pathologist who is examining the biopsies. Biopsies were taken to get a handle on the disease process, if any. ...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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Left and right Biopsy during colonoscopy normal? Doctor said it’s standard procedure? Little worried

Need more info: Why was a colonoscopy done at age 21? What were your symptoms? Biopsies are not normally part of this procedure. However, at age 21 there were likely reasons to biopsy if colitis was suspected ...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?

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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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

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When polyps are found during colonoscopy that are 2-3 CM in size why would a doctor leave them instead of taking a biopsy?

Colonoscopy: Biopsies are usually only taken of any polyps that don't look normal. Polyps of that tiny size are unlikely to be a problem and to a trained eye, the risk of taking the biopsy probably higher than the risk of possible malignancy! I am sure you were told to have a follow up colonoscopy in 6 mos to 1 year. ...Read more

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Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation. Said it may be due to prep. Is she being kind to stop me worrying?

Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation. Said it may be due to prep. Is she being kind to stop me worrying?

It is possible: Some types of bowel preps can certainly cause some nonspecific irritation of the colon lining. The biopsies would be appropriate to confirm this. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?

Not necessarily: Non-specific inflammation is not uncommon on a random biopsy of the colon or rectum done during a colonoscopy. I would not worry if your colonoscopy was normal and you are not having symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower left back paint after 2 biopsies done during colonoscopy. Is this normal? Checking for Crohn's & collititus. Belly gurgling & cramping also there

Lower left back paint after 2 biopsies done during colonoscopy. Is this normal? Checking for Crohn's & collititus. Belly gurgling & cramping also there

Not necessarily: If biopsies were done, you can experience some pain if there has been a local inflammatory reaction if they were burned and cut out. If fever and chills are present you should go to the er. Cramping and gurgling is common early on after the procedure. ...Read more

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During a colonoscopy a few weeks ago I remember my upper body being moved and/or shaken a bit by the nurse and doctor. Any reason for that?

Repositioning: Sometimes during a colonoscopy it is necessary to reposition you. This may allow for easier passage of the scope. It may also be done for other issues, like to improve your breathing or put you in a more comfortable position if you moved.

Most colonoscopies are done under sedation and you are not entirely unconscious. You may remember parts of what happens but not the entire context. ...Read more

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How long should I bleed after a biopsy and colonoscopy?

Few days at most: Usually there is no visible bleeding after a biopsy on colonoscopy if there is should be more than a few hours. ...Read more

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What is the cpt code for flexible colonoscopy with biopsy?

CPT 45380: Plain colonoscopy is 45378, with a biopsy 45380. Hot biopsy polypectomy is 45384 and snare polypectomy is 45385. ...Read more

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How long after Colonoscopy with biopsy will my GI trac get back to normal?

How long after Colonoscopy with biopsy will my GI trac get back to normal?

Your gi tract: Should be back to normal when the laxatives have left the system, usually within 1 day of the study. If not, contact your gi doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet. What could this mean?

No news...: ...Is usually good news, but I would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a follow-up appointment with your md to review the results and plans for follow-up. ...Read more

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I did colonoscopy and it was clear, but a biopsy was done. Am really confused if its clear then why the biopsy needed? Should I be worried? Plz help

I did colonoscopy and it was clear, but a biopsy was done. Am really confused if its clear then why the biopsy needed? Should I be worried? Plz help

No, don't worry: If you were told it is clear, then don't worry! Your doctor probably biopsied some polyps, which are benign growths. They can change over many years to become cancerous, which is why they are always removed. Or maybe you had some signs of inflammation and your doctor wants a closer look. Biopsies are very common during colonoscopy, and it doesn't mean you have cancer! ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

Depends: Why was the colonoscopy done? If it was as monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, then the biopsies were appropriate. Give it a week or so and check with your doctor about the results of the biopsies.
Wish you good health and a Happy New Year! ...Read more

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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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Colonoscopy found inflammation and petechiae. Biopsies were taken. What are the biopsies looking for or what conditions are they attempting to diagnos?

Sounds like: Your doctor is looking for infection or inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. It is difficult to say any more without further data. You really should address your questions to your doctor. ...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