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Doctor insights on: When Will Pain Go Away After An Upper Endoscopic Biopsy

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Biopsy findings are chronic. Your symptoms are out of proportion to the endoscopic diagnosis. This is in regards to my gastritis. What does this mean?

Biopsy findings are chronic. Your symptoms are out of proportion to the endoscopic diagnosis. This is in regards to my gastritis. What does this mean?

It means: that the person who wrote this either wants to "reassure" you (the kindest interpretation) or thinks you are magnifying your symptoms (need some anti-anxiety medication etc etc) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Endoscopic Ultrasound: Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

Endoscopic Ultrasound:
Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

EUS-Pancreas: The use of EUS allows measurement and identification of abnormalities, and some measure of characterization as cystic or solid. Blood flow can also be evaluated. Physicians who do EUS may also have interventional skills to remove small tumors, create artificial drainage paths for pancreatitis, loosen tight areas of the duodenum or biliary ducts, etc. More extensive surgical tools coming ...Read more

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Is it always necessary to carry out a biopsy on lymphoid hyperplasia or is endoscopic examination and MRI enough to decide that it is benign?

Is it always necessary to carry out a biopsy on lymphoid hyperplasia or is endoscopic examination and MRI enough to decide that it is benign?

Lymph node BX: we need the biopsy to tell the nature of the lymph node. particularly if it is more than 1 cm in diameter.less than 1cm is usually benign.CT/PET could be used to detect the hypermetabolic activities of the lymphnode (significannt) or no hypermetabolic ( beign) If the lymph node is diffucult to reach and 1cm or less CT/PET in proper clinic setting may be enough.and no need for BX ...Read more

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My mother had an endoscopic examination at 1:00 this afternoon. There was nothing removed for biopsy. Is it alright for her to take her usual pain medication at this time? Hydrocodone 7.5

My mother had an endoscopic examination at 1:00 this afternoon. There was nothing removed for biopsy. Is it alright for her to take her usual pain medication at this time? Hydrocodone 7.5

Pain medication: Most endoscopies are done under IV propofol. An anesthetic that is safe and short acting. If this was used she should be able to take her pain medication. However, if other longer acting sedatives, such as Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and versed, were used you may have to be more careful, especially late in the evening. Ultimately if she has taken pain medication for a while she should be ok. Use good judgement. ...Read more

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After an endoscopic exam to the stomach doctor send to biopsy some dark tissue.He said it s maybe cause smoking!should I be worried?

After an endoscopic exam to the stomach doctor send to biopsy some dark tissue.He said it s maybe cause smoking!should I be worried?

Smoking and cancers: Unfortunately, even with the best equipment, there is often uncertainty about what is being seen through an endoscope. As smoking can cause cancers in the esophagus and the stomach, anything other than normal will raise concerns and possibly lead to a possible biopsy. Yes, there is a cause for concern, but fortunately more biospies are negative than positive. ...Read more

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