Hi All -
I am still in a dx process, but had a quick question for everyone. Prior to my colonoscopy, my GI doctor ordered the Prometheus diagnostic bloodwork. (I know that there is some debate about them). We have not yet discussed the results, although since I heard nothing I assumed all was ok.
Anyway, while they were getting everything together to start my colonoscopy, my doctor said to the nurses that he would be doing biopsies during the procedure. They both kind of responded in a way that seemed like it was questioning and got whatever else they needed together.
Obviously, I know that biopsies are a normal part of a colonoscopy. But, is it common before getting started to know that he wanted to take some? I guess I am wondering if something came back on the bloodwork that suggested the need for biopsies.
The only thing mentioned was that it was a normal colonoscopy with questionable proctitis. Obviously that is a better initial result than definitive. He took 4 biopsies and sent them off to the lab.
I have a follow-up in a few weeks to go over the colonoscopy, but was just thinking about that timeline and him knowing he wanted to do biopsies before getting started.
Thanks for any experiences anyone has.
(After having issues for years that I attributed to having my gallbladder out, I am just eager to find out something and hopefully get on my way to feeling better.)