"Inflamed" biopsies?

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   Posted 9/12/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I just the results of my colonoscopy and my doctor said that my biopsies came back "inflamed." Does anyone know what that means? I thought biopsies were to test for cancer and they came back either positive or negative. Thanks, Debbie
39 years old female, Dx'd 2000 Crohn's Colitis in entire colon
Allergic to Asacol/Pentasa/6MP/Immuran and many others (too many to remember)
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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
No, biopsies are done for several reasons. In your case I take it they were taken to confirm or rule out current Crohn's disease activity. The biopsies can detect inflammation not visible to the naked "eye" of the scope.
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   Posted 9/12/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Inflammed means your intestines are inflammed with probably active disease in that/those area(s).
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