Re: Normal colonoscopy- what could biopsy show?
I hope you have your test results back by now?? Inflammation of the colon is surely not specific. Having tests that are normal are not only confusing but very frustrating.
The doctor should have seen the cause for rectal bleeding since the blood has to be caused by something--- usually by hemorrhoids, a fissure or an ulcer. The object is to make sure the bleeding is not serious. It sorta makes you doubt --HOW Good the Doctor IS??
A biopsy of the colon is usually taken of a polyp that can be benign or cancerous. It is taken of tissure to determine the cause of the inflammation. There are only 2 Irritable Bowel Diseases -- Crohn's and Ulceratd Colitis. But there can be other colon problems.
Digestion of food is done in the upper part of the small intestines and stomach/duodenum. Also, Celiac disease is checked in the upper part of your small intestines to determine if the villi that helps food digestion is damaged (villi biopsy). Damage is caused by the protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats.
Undigested food in the stool usually indicates your transit time is too fast for proper digestion.
I wish you well and that you can find out some answers!!
Last edited by Harry; 08-01-2009 at 08:22 AM.