Am I a candidate for an endoscopic biopsy?
Candidates for endoscopic biopsy experience heartburn, nausea unusual weight changes, abdominal pain, and blood in the stool. If your doctor suspect that your symptoms can be caused by cancer they will make a biopsy.
How do I prepare for a biopsy?
Biopsies don’t require much preparation; however, it’s necessary to avoid eating and drinking for 12 hours before the test, and stop taking certain medications.
How long do I have to wait to get my results?
You will have the results of your biopsy after 2 or 3 days, but, if more complex tests are needed you might have to wait up to 7 or 10 days. Depending on the results of the diagnosis, your doctor will speak with you about further treatment.