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Old 05-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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colonoscopy results have me worried

hi im new to the forum, i had a colonoscopy yesterday because of blood and mucous in my stools, changes in my bm habits and some pain. the doc said that he found nothing sinister but he took 4 biopsies of different parts of the bowel. im confused. do they take biopsies anyway just to find a cause or do they take them because they see something wrong? i have to wait until july for follow up so its too long to wait for some reassurance. thank you for any replies

 
Old 05-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

Hi

I had sigmoidoscope for constant diareah. Nothing unusual found and no biopsies taken. Perhaps they want to check just to make sure as there are many conditions that inflame colon. No news is good news

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

Thanks tony for replying. perhaps they need to find a reason for the bleeding so thats why they did biopsies. a friend had 1 done a few years ago because of similar symptoms but they didnt do biopsies. That had me worried.

 
Old 05-11-2011, 02:31 AM   #4
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

Interesting, I think i may have a bowel cancer yet they only did the left side of the bowel, where up to 70% of tumors are found. Yet I only had a sigmoidoscpe and not colonosocopy

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Old 05-12-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

hmmmm, the thought of cancer has crossed my mind most definately esp when i read the forums and saw people of my age and younger getting diagnosed. sometimes they're symptoms werent even as serious as mine. realistically though its probably an infection of some sort! fingers crossed. still no word after 8 days. the irish health systo is crap.

 
Old 05-12-2011, 04:14 PM   #6
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

the fact that he said "nothing nasty" is excellent. I had colon cancer 10 years ago.

My surgeon told me that they biopsied 6 lesions and one of them looked nasty.

There you go.

He said , they can definitely tell which adenoma has turned maliganant by looking at it and my other biopsies where merely a precaution.

hoped this helped to reduce some of your worry

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Old 05-14-2011, 03:41 AM   #7
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thank you John for your reply. hurry up results!!!! i want to put this behind me and move on.

 
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

one day at a time my friend...

All will be ok no matter what

Ive been through the hard yards and it was STILL all ok

So sleep well and let tomorrow be what it is

Kind regards

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #9
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

Ive had two colonoscopys now and the first one he see nothing and took biopsies and they was fine the second they see inflammation and took 7 so im worried to. but i think they are different as they might just take biopsies to just double check whilst there in there so to speak, hope this helps

 
Old 06-17-2011, 12:54 PM   #10
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Re: colonoscopy results have me worried

i had a diagnosis. its ulcerative colitis. my gp told me. i'm still waiting to see the surgeon that did the colonoscope. 1st july. at least its an answer.

 
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