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Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

Why are biopsys done? Docs have done my gall bladder biopsy reports are awaited

To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...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


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Are all diagnostic tests for hiatal hernia done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for hiatal hernia done locally? What are they?

Define locally: Do you mean "the community you live in" or "under local anesthesia"? Hiatal hernia is often used to describe gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd); while there is overlap, they are two distinct diseases. Tests for gerd include endoscopy (egd), pressure recordings of the esophagus, and a 24-ph study. A hiatal hernia is best seen on ct, although indirect info will be obtained by egd. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy, endoscopy, and anoscopy all good ways to tell if I had colon or rectal cancer?

Are colonoscopy, endoscopy, and anoscopy all good ways to tell if I had colon or rectal cancer?

Full colon: a colonoscopy would be the best way to look at the entire colon for evidence of colon or rectal cancer. Anoscopy just looks at the end and endoscopy is usually the stomach and upper intestines. ...Read more

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What are the routine tests performed before bariatric surgery?

What are the routine tests performed before bariatric surgery?

Depends: Blood work. Some like to check for stones in the gallbladder - some like cardiac work up if indicated. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what are these?

Help see GI tract: Endoscopy is when a camera is placed down your mouth to see the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. Colonoscopy is when a camera is placed into the rectum to see the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Depends: Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails. ...Read more

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Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?

Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?

Included: A colonoscope is inserted into the anus, ascends through the rectum, and goes on to check the rest of the bowel. Thus colonoscopy includes examination of the anus and rectum. However, if there is a suspicion of anal pre-cancer (e.g. In HIV positive men) a specialized magnifying instrument is used to assess the anus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss diverticulosis on ct and colonoscopy?Post scope ct shows Diverticulosis.Ct and scope prior no Diverticulosis.Pain since scope.

Is it possible to miss diverticulosis on ct and colonoscopy?Post scope ct shows Diverticulosis.Ct and scope prior no Diverticulosis.Pain since scope.

YES: Some diverticula(e) are VERY small and when these little "bubbles" are filled with normal bowel mucous can be missed by both tests...SIGNIFICANT or INFLAMMED diverticulae will NOT be missed by either test... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!

Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!

Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?

I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?

Relax: Great majority of polyps are not cancer. Usually takes several years to develop cancer. Polyps>1 cm in size are most noteworthy. Most important colonoscopy is your first- to find polyps that developed over the decades. Should get follow up exams. Frequency depends on polyp number, size, type, family history. Discuss w/ md. Colonoscopy made headway in fight against cancer. Talk about diet, activity. ...Read more

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Are there any hospitals that offer an MRI colonoscopy? I can't have the regular colonoscopy or the CT colonoscopy.

Are there any hospitals that offer an MRI colonoscopy? I can't have the regular colonoscopy or the CT colonoscopy.

Have draw backs: Besides expensive MRI is not accurate for diagnosis of polyps of the colon . Colonoscopy is 100 % accurate , virtual CT about 80 % , by MRI 50 % . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Must i have contrast injection during virtual colonoscopy? what about drinking barium? can virtual colon be done without one or both of these?

Yes: The virtual colonoscopy can be done without using any contrast material and just using carbon dioxide or room air into the bowel. The procedure is relatively new and constantly changing. ...Read more

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Tests done are negative but still have severe back pain, nausea, sweating CT scans, x-rays, 2 biopsies done for Crohn's & colitis. I'm 37 female?

IBD: Several types of inflammatory bowel disease also have associated spine problems. Though you've had x-rays, if there is concern for ibd, other tests, such as mri, can be helpful in looking for spine problems in patients with ibd. This would be a good topic for discussion with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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I am undergoing many gastro tests.My occult stool samples were negative.Does this assist in helping r/o colon cancer? Thank you

I am undergoing many gastro tests.My occult stool samples were negative.Does this assist in helping r/o colon cancer? Thank you

Depends: It depends on what stats you read. In reality, only 25% of colon cancers have occult blood. So, it being negative is a good thing, but by itself not enough. The test carries more weight when it is positive than when negative. ...Read more

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What are the reasons doctors take urine tests before CT scans?

What are the reasons doctors take urine tests before CT scans?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you're asking. In a female of child bearing age a urine pregnancy is performed, as radiation could hurt a fetus. In patients's above 65 or at risk for kidney disease, BUN and creatinine are measured to check kidney function. This is because ct contrast ("dye") can bother the kidneys, in those with kidney disease. ...Read more

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Biopsies from 3 Gastroscopy's show I have Coeliac Disease But blood tests done before biopsies said I didn't have CD Why? Is this normal?

Biopsies from 3 Gastroscopy's show I have Coeliac Disease
But blood tests done before biopsies said I didn't have CD
Why? Is this normal?

Depends: If you have low IgA (immunoglobulin A) levels, then the antibodies to gluten are not high enough to be detected by blood tests. If you have the biopsy reports and blood results, I would be happy to review them in detail with you. ...Read more