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How Is A Biopsy Done

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Hi Marip and Welcome to the Forum!

 

The link kareng provided explains the procedure very well.  Just wanted to add that it is a relatively simple and quick procedure.  Some people experience some discomfort afterwards when they eat - its best to stick to mild, easily digested food for a few days following the procedure - and take it easy on fiberous food (that's what my GI doctor instructed me).  The little spots where they take the biopsies need to heal.  But it sounds worse than it is.

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Hi marip,

 

The biopsy is a piece of cake. For mine, I could not eat the night before. I went to the doctor in the morning, they had me go into a little office and I got an IV. Then I went to the room where they did the biopsy. The doctor had me lay down, they gave me the anesthesia, and I woke up what felt like a moment later. I experienced absolutely no discomfort at all. I've heard that some people have a little discomfort when eating afterwards, but that wasn't the case for me. If you are worried about it, I hope this helps you to be a little less anxious!  :)

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Yep, it is really smooth going, no preparation other than doing it on an empty stomach.  They give you a sleepy drug, go down you throat and look, takes like 5 minutes and wake up right after.  I could feel a slight discomfort at the biopsy sites, kind of like a bad heartburn feeling, but just in small spots, and just for that day.  It is totally understandable to hear biopsy and think its super invasive, but luckily we have a handy hole to already go through :)

 

When I woke up, my doctor told my family member who was with me that our next stop should be my choice of breakfast place.  Ate that and slept the rest of the day since drugs always make me extra loopy.

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