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What Gets Biopsied During A Colonoscopy
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
Diagnosed with diverticuli during colonoscopy. Pain in areas where they are located. Biopsies taken.What might the biopsy tell me?
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
If a biopsy is taken during a colonoscopy will your doctor tell you? And will he tell you what the results were?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?
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?
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 dont 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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