I had my EGD done on Friday and Surgeon told me that my stomach was very red in color and so he did a biopsy and also did one on my hernia, which he felt was not bad.
Not real sure why they would biopsy the hernia. Any ideas.
What would cause my stomach do be that red. It was pretty RED.
Hi. The reddish color of the stomach on endoscopy could signify some inflammatory process (probably some form of gastritis). This is my best guess based on your description, but it's really hard to speculate what it might be since I haven't seen it. Anyway, keep us posted about further developments. I'm also eager to know what the biopsy results are. Good luck.
Hi. The biopsy would certainly show if there was any abnormality in your stomach, particularly changes caused by gastritis. So if the biopsy findings are normal, then you probably shouldn't worry too much about it. Unless, the biopsy samples taken were inadequate (some areas of the stomach were not sampled) and the diseased portion of the stomach was missed during sampling. But you can easily check this with the doctor who did the endoscopy.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.