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Question by  lbauman1222 (130)

Does getting a biopsy for colon polyps hurt?

The doctor said I have something like colon polyp fragments.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

Colon polyps are generally removed during a colonoscopy or during a EGD, where a camera is inserted to view the polyps. The biopsy should not hurt as medication is administered prior to the procedure, but slight discomfort in the area of removal may cause cramping for a few days prior.


Answer by  pinoot1976 (267)

No it does not. Colonic polyps can be diagnosed in various ways but are usually through colonoscopy. During colonoscopy a light sedation would be administered and this is more than sufficient to alleviate any pain caused during the procedure. Generally, a simple biopsy of the colon is painless unless other procedures are necessary.


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

While the doctor will prescribe some anaesthesia, there may be some discomfort due to the procedure. Having anything inserted into your body can be uncomfortable, and there may be some pinching where the biopsy is taken.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Anytime you have a biopsy your body is being cut open or having something foreign inserted into it. These things hurt! The surgeon goes in with a scalpel through your seven layers of skin and roots around for any signs of a polyp and when they find one they cut it and scoop it out.


Answer by  Joe3737 (89)

Not at all , Dr. should anesthetize you before the procedure. Once he's done the medication will be turned off and you'll awaken feeling a bit gassy but pain free.


Answer by  grammybarbj (572)

No a bioopsy of a colon polyp does not hurt. The biopsy procedure is done outside the body in a lab.


Answer by  Deepakck (174)

Biopsy is considered to be a golden standard diagnosis procedure as it gives the correct picture about the cell growth or nature of the cells, which involves the removal or taking of cells / tissues for examination . colon polyps are fleshy growth found in the lining of colon or rectum if untreated may lead to cancer. so test it


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Polyps are removed from colon for biopsy, during the internal examination of colon. This done by colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Sedatives are given to patient, during this procedure, so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. The only aftereffect from this procedure is flatulence and minor wind pain caused by air insufflation into the colon during the procedure.

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