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Endoscopy + colonoscopy biopsie help

  • By hannahmb93

    Morning. Had endoscopy + colonoscopy Wednesday. I was told bowel looked normal but they went on to take a total of 20 biopsies! 8 from endoscopy 12 from bowel. Is this excessive? I was under the influence it would be a couple of biopsies not that many! Also – bit worried it’s going to come back as ibs. I’ve been ill for over 10 years and the last year I lost 2 stone in a matter of weeks could barely eat crippled in pain never known anything like it. I get bloody mucus sometimes unreliable bowel movements. Whilst I’m pleased they didn’t see anything sinister (massive relief) I am concerned they will just diagnose ibs and I will be left to get on with it!! How many biopsies did you have? They suspected UC but clearly no signs on the day

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  • By Pam.Kingsland Keymaster

    Hi @hannahmb93, wow, 20 biopsies!! I hope some community members will weigh in with insight on their biopsy experiences. In the meantime, I just wanted to check in to see how you’re doing. I know this is so frustrating for you, to potentially left with no answers. Have you heard back concerning any results? I look forward to hearing more about your journey. Please keep us updated, we’re here for you! – Pam (team member)

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  • By busybee

    I had a colonoscopy last week. They took 16 biopsies, I guess they may as well collect a lot while they’re in there.

    They also didn’t see anything glaringly obvious.

    I hope you get some answers soon.
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