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Reason For Biopsy During Colonoscopy
How aggressive are hepatic flexure lesions? One found today during colonoscopy but clean 2 years ago during previous colonoscopy. Waiting for biopsy
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
GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more
Is there blood investigations for suspicion of endometriosis, before invasive procedures?
When pelvic ultrasound is clear
No: No, there are no blood tests that confirm a diagnosis of endometeriosis. ...Read more
What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should i worry?
Had a colonoscopy done doctor found rectal mass 2to 3 CM from anal verge is it normal for him to request a CT scan for this?
I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?
Immediately: A sigmoidoscopy only checks the distal third (sigmoid) portion of the colon and colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon. Since you had polyps, they may need to be biopsied if they were not. Since your dr. Told you to get a full colonoscopy, especially with your hx of polyps, and not to mention the need to check your whole colon, then get it done. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a colonoscopy the only test for colon cancer? Can a fit test replace the colonoscopy? Is it painful to have a colonoscopy awake?
Colonoscopy: Every person (even asymptomatic) after age of 50 should undergo screening colonoscopy. If there is a family history of colon cancer screening should be done earlier. Awake? Why? I won't recommend to do it being awake might not be a pleasant experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Screening colonoscopy may not require any biopsy, but when the procedure is done to establish a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, or infectious causes, multiple biopsies are taken. Of course, any polyp, tumor or ulcer seen on colonoscopy is biospied or removed, as that is the particular advantage of colon screening with colonoscopy. ...Read more
A colonscopy is done for small girl due to chronic constipation. They took biopsy , no polyp found. What is expected finding beside redundant colon?
Constipation: The biopsy was likely done to look at the nerve supply to her colon. There is a problem with the colon called Hirschsprung's disease where the patient has no ganglion or nerve cells of parts or the entire large intestine. The intestine is unable to function properly and causes constipation. If the innervation is normal, often years of constipation will cause weakness of muscles used for stooling. ...Read more
Can we use imaging procedure before biopsy ..i am really afraid of the biopsy procedure for tempural arterialitics?
Full Colonoscopy normal, mucosa normal, no abnormalities, no polyps. Why the Dr got tissue for biopsy?
I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?
No, it may suggest: No, tissue is needed for diagnosis. Irregularity, nodules or masses on hysteroscopy may suggest likely cancer but rissue analysis by a pathologist is required both to tell what type and grade and prognosis of cancer and to screen out benign causses of irregularity or nodular mass. ...Read more
Is it the norm to get scheduled for a colonoscopy for hemorrhoids without anyone even checking visually for hemorrhoids? This procedure is costly.
Not the norm ...: But it all depends on the specific scenario & what symptoms are reported. If there is bright red rectal bleeding, nothing else, in a 35 year old, physical exam for hemorrhoids would come first. But if there are additional symptoms, and the person is of the age/risk level to need a colonoscopy for screening, then that procedure would be recommended. It is prudent to question these kinds of tests ...Read more
This : This is a practice that is still debated in the surgical literature with surgeons and evidence on both sides. A bowel prep refers to cleaning out the colon of stool prior to an operation (usually on the bowels) or colonoscopy. There are a variety of bowel preps used and it often depends on the practice of your surgeon. Reasons given for doing a bowel prep include; avoiding contamination of the operative field, infection, better anastomosis (sewing bowel back together), better visualization (for colonoscopy), and more pleasant for operating surgeon. Reasons against include increased infection, complications related to the prep, patient comfort. There are a wide variety of bowel preps currently in use. Most involve drinking either a large volume of liquid or a small volume of a liquid which sucks fluid into the colon, both producing a watery diarrhea. Some bowel preps have included antibiotics with the thought it would lessen infectious complications. The data is not clear. Many surgeons simply recommend a clear liquid diet for a day or two before surgery to limit the stool in the colon. There are also studies which have shown bowel preps to be dangerous by either causing electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, or actually increasing infection. As of yet there is no right answer and usually the choice of bowel prep has to do with the surgeon and their experience as almost any can be supported by some evidence. Many surgeons do colorectal surgery with no bowel prep. A colonoscopy does require a bowel prep for visualization. Speak with your surgeon about their practice. By far the most comfortable for the patient is to consume clear liquids for a day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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