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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Small Bowel Biopsy (Overview)

This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis.


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What is the definition or description of: small bowel biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: small bowel biopsy?

"look at tissue": This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
18 doctors shared insights

Small Bowel Biopsy (Overview)

This usually refers to biopsies obtained during endoscopy. The biopsies sample the mucosa or lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathologist then looks at the biopsies through the microscope and makes a diagnosis.


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Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

No: A biopsy is likely to show if there is a structural mucosal reason for malabsorption. The biopsy does not evaluate intestinal microbiota. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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Can a small bowel biopsy tell you if you need more "good" bacteria for a malabsorption issue?

Possibly: Typically a small bowel biopsy is performed to evaluate the structure integrity of your intestinal lining. Malabsorbtion can occur for many different reasons, one of those is celiac disease and would effect the lining of your intestine. Although "good bacteria" or commonly known as probiotics, are mostly harmless, malabsorbtion is not typically solely due to a decreased amount of good bacteria. ...Read more

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Significance of small bowel biopsy:increasd intraepithelial lymphocytes?Test was 1+yr ago.Chronic episodes abdo pain 2yr,diarrhea 6mo,celiac sero neg

Significance of small bowel biopsy:increasd intraepithelial lymphocytes?Test was 1+yr ago.Chronic episodes abdo pain 2yr,diarrhea 6mo,celiac sero neg

Crohn ??????!!: Lymphocyte as a rule is consistent with crohn disease but I am guessing your GI DID NOT THINKS SO..let them run some blood test and do the biopsy again to see if it is persistent ...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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What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

IBD, : Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Eating bland?: Does that include sugar and sweeteners? If so try doing without. Another possibility is milk and milk products including cheese. Agree that most likely diagnosis is ibs. ...Read more

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Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. What are the risks?

Ask your doc: You should always be fully informe dbefore procedures. Bleeding., bowl perforation and infectio are some possibilities. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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