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Old 07-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Just had my first colonoscopy and a little worried..

I have lost a lot of weight without changing my diet. I alternate between constipation and loose stools. I get a ton of mucus and lately now I am getting hemmorhoids... I get stomach cramps and aches. My GI did a colonoscopy and the tube down the throat. My results came back normal from both. He said that I had some inflammation in my throat and gave me prilosec to take. My question is..... If my colonoscopy was normal, why did he do a biopsy? there were no polyps or lesions. Any ideas?

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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Re: Just had my first colonoscopy and a little worried..

I read online somewhere that the doc usually takes a few biopsies, (since he's already in the colon anyway), to check for any problems that can't be seen with the scope.

You didn't say what your doc plans to do about your bowel symptoms and weight loss.

Also, what is the doc's take on your throat inflammation? A medication like Prilosec may ease the inflammation, but won't determine the cause of the problem. In my humble opinion, if a person can resolve the problem without ANY meds, that is the best way to go.

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