First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

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duveduve
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First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:20 pm

How long does it generally take for random biopsies results to be available?

I had my colonoscopy/endoscopy last Thursday... I would have thought my results would have been posted by now...

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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby alphagam » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:12 pm

I've found it depends on the Dr. My first colonoscopy, where they found the tumor, pathology took a week. My surgeon, on the other hand, calls me personally within 48 hours. I like my surgeon better.

Kathy
Dx Feb 2010 4 cm tumor, just inside rectum
EUS stated T3 tumor
2nd opinion, need better path
Mar 2010 transanal surgery. Surgery by board certified CRS found tumor only in lining
6 exams of surg site, 3 PET, 3 scopes laterNED.
Scope in Mar2015, clean colon
Next scope/test in 3 years

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:13 pm

Called lab yesterday to see if any results were in... no call back. Called my gastro doc today, left message regarding results... no call back.

It's odd to me only because I am on their online health chart system and generally results go in there quickly... as well as notes.

I'm probably over worrying. :-(

Sams wife
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby Sams wife » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:18 pm

I hope you are just worrying. We were already looking at a "mass" when we went to dr. Got into a GI earlier & he called while we were working to say yes it was cancer 2 days later.
Another person I know waited on her appointment a month later with 4? polyps & I big one, non cancerous. It will have to be surgically removed. I hope you are worrying for nothing :)
Husband dx 1/13/15 St.2 CEA 7.1
Chemo/25rad 2/15 till 4/24/15
5FU/leucovorin
Surgery 6/8/2015 Stage IIa T3N0MX microscopic cancer left
Watching 4 lung spots
0/5 lymph nodes. Lap. APR
25% less 5FU/leucovorin 7/14/2015 x 26 CEA 3.4
25% more 5fu 9/2015
9/16/15 CEA 7.7
1/16/16 @ 9.2 during allergy?
3/16 New lung spot 4x4 mm
6/16 CEA 6.9 spot 5x5

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:16 pm

Thank you all. I'm just not a patient person! Feeling poorly makes a person desire answers.

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:58 pm

8 days since my procedure.... still no biopsy results.

In what I thought was an unrelated cardiology visit yesterday - it is mildly suspected that I may have a carcinoid tumor or pheochromocytoma.... now also awaiting those blood tests.

Sigh....

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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:09 pm

I hope you get your results soon!*hugs* Waiting is really hard!*hugs* My first biopsy results didn't take too long but my post surgery pathology report too a long time.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:32 pm

DarknessEmbraced wrote:I hope you get your results soon!*hugs* Waiting is really hard!*hugs* My first biopsy results didn't take too long but my post surgery pathology report too a long time.


*hugs* Thank you!

I just found out today that 2 of my aunts (by marriage - one on Dad's side and one on Mom's side) have cancer... this world is getting so crazy... Life is so short... <3

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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:16 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunts!*hugs* Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the best in 2016! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:26 pm

DarknessEmbraced wrote:I'm so sorry to hear about your aunts!*hugs* Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the best in 2016! :D


Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Blessings!

p.s. 9 days and no results posted... :-(

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:23 am

I'm sorry your results weren't posted! Hope they are posted soon!*hugs* :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

duveduve
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby duveduve » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:12 pm

Results were negative; however upon reading the pathology report, the "random" biopsies were not from the areas noted on my ct scan. Go figure!

New post today regarding questions about things seen on my spleen during a recent ultrasound.

Sams wife
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Re: First Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - How long for biopsy results?

Postby Sams wife » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:12 pm

duveduve wrote:"random" biopsies were not from the areas noted on my ct scan. Go figure!



That was a long wait for nothing! Does that mean they will do another colonoscopy ? Maybe thats why it took them so long to answer.
Next one oughta be free but I don't see that happening.
Husband dx 1/13/15 St.2 CEA 7.1
Chemo/25rad 2/15 till 4/24/15
5FU/leucovorin
Surgery 6/8/2015 Stage IIa T3N0MX microscopic cancer left
Watching 4 lung spots
0/5 lymph nodes. Lap. APR
25% less 5FU/leucovorin 7/14/2015 x 26 CEA 3.4
25% more 5fu 9/2015
9/16/15 CEA 7.7
1/16/16 @ 9.2 during allergy?
3/16 New lung spot 4x4 mm
6/16 CEA 6.9 spot 5x5


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