I had a push enteroscopy performed on my small intestine. The doctor found what he called copious amounts of white mucous and he took several biopsies. It will be a week before I find out if the biopsies are cancerous. Can you tell me what you think these white mucous areas are and if you think they are cancerous?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 55
I am still in the testing stage to find out what is wrong with me.
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most likely the white mucous is not cancerous.
it could be a fungal infection in the bowel.
it could be from an infection
usually small bowel or intestine cancers don't present like this.
they tend to present with a bleeding friable mass in the small or large bowel which bleeds.
Okay that is very nice to know. I have had bleeding from the bowel.
At first using capsule endoscopy they thought that these white layers were ulcers
yes, that is a possibility as well.
There is bleeding coming from the white areas althought it is not a whole lot.
bleeding can also come from ulcers as well.
the biopsy will confirm if ulcers or infection or small intestine cancer like a carcinoid cancer.
So you do not think that these white areas are cancerous. That means my doctor has taken biopsies just to be sure.
yes, biopsy are a good idea to be sure.
try not to stress.
sounds like your doctors are being very thorough.
I hope the biopsies come out ok.
let me know if you have other questions
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I have done some reading on the internet and I found where it said Lymphomas have elevated white patches.
not all lymphomas have elevated white patches.
not all elevated white patches are lymphoma
I have found 4 sites that talk about white patches and white spots in the small intestine.
All of these sites linked these findings to Lymphoma.
Thankyou for you help tonight.
might not be lymphoma
could be peyer's patch
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