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    Old 05-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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    Colonoscopy & Biopsies?!


    I'm new to this so not sure how it all works but would really appreciate your advice seeing as how google hasn't been much help!

    My dad went for a colonoscopy today, to check he doesn't have bowel cancer or some other bowel related problem. He doesn't talk to me much about his personal life.. so I asked how it went and he got angry with me but I managed to get out of him that he'd had a few biopsies taken because of some Polyps? And also I heard him talking to his friend, explaining a biopsy of a skin lining or something was taken!

    My question is... would a doctor take a biopsy if they didn't think anything was wrong? Because from my understanding, if they told him they think everythings ok, why did they need to take biopsies?

    Thank you for your replies in advance!!!

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    Polyps are very common but doctors remove them and send them for biopsy to be sure they are not a sign of something else. I've had polyps removed from my esophagus and uterus, and my husband had one removed during a colonoscopy. All were biopsied and all were normal. Biopsies are taken as a precautionary measure during most invasive procedures. I've had several taken in my stomach and esophagus because of acid reflux. It's a lot easier to take a precautionary snip while they can, and if there are any problems they are caught early. I think we all read articles on the internet, and tend to remember just the bad things. Hope all turns out okay with your Dad!
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    Old 05-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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    Re: Colonoscopy & Biopsies?!

    hey! thank you very much for the reply!
    Much appreciated
    yeah I was googling it and the worst came up and I started panicking haha!
    It's good to talk to someone whos been through it
    Hope you're ok now,


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