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08-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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18 biopsies taken

I am waiting on pins and needles for my biopsy results. Anyone have that many taken during a colonoscopy?
08-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Eighteen? I had five taken and my GI was impressed by the surgeon's diligence.

I'm pretty sure 18 biopsies in a single colonoscopy is high.
08-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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The dr said that my colon was nasty. Not to be gross but he said it was full of puss and was rancid. Way to make a girl feel good! He also said "I didn't take one, I didn't take two, I took 18 biopsies". Which scares the bejesus out of me.
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08-14-2013, 08:22 AM   #6
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2thfairy,
What did they find ??
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08-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #8
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They usually don't take that much because of the bleeding risks.
08-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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Not sure what to think . I am going in to see the dr tomorrow I guess I will find out then.
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08-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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Hello Berley Kay, I had 14 biopsies a couple of months ago. It was by far the most I have ever had taken. Days later I had severe rectal bleeding which I blamed on the biopsies. 4 days later it was confirmed as a perforated bowel caused by one of the biopsies, I had blood transfusions and surgery. I felt 14 had been too many but my IBD nurse said there was a formula which was (X amount of biosies per centimetre of affected bowel) Needless to say I will be nervous of biopsies at my next colonoscopy. Regardless of the formula the 14 seemed excessive but I was offered an explanation and I'm sure you will be too. I don't feel so bad about mine knowing that you had 18!
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