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What does "multiple cold forceps biopsies were performed for

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What does "multiple cold forceps biopsies were performed for histology" mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Cold forcep is a "tool" that is used to take samples (biopsies) from your gastrointestinal tract for examination in the laboratory under the microscope (histology).

When they look at the tissue obtained in the biopsies (snipping tissue for examination purposes) they want to rule out various conditions such as cancer, inflammation among other things under the microscope.

Biopsies and histology are gold standard tests done for the confirmation of a diagnosis.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor

a cold forcept biopsy sometimes is done if a polyp is seen or if an area of erythma or abnormality is seen on the colon wall.

I would get a copy of your colonoscopy report

and see if your GI doctor saw a polyp or a abnormality seen in your colon.

just because a biopsy was done doesn't mean there is a cancer there for sure.

just that the GI doctor wanted to get some tissue to see what was there.

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