Flexible Sigmoidoscopy w/ 10 Biopsy, Help?

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Hey, i am looking for some advice. For about a year now ive been suffering from horrendous stomach pain. Ive always had some stomach aches but not to this extent. So, within the past 6 months my symptoms have started to get worse.. mouth ulcers, b12 deficient, blood in stool, mucus, bright red rash occasionally around face, neck and upper arms, bloating and obvious stomach pain. Had a flexible sigmoidoscopy yesterday, apparently the part they looked at was okay, however they took 10 biopsies. 

So my question is, is that many normal? and should i be asking for more tests (ie. colonoscopy and small bowel ct scan)

Any help would be much appreciated 

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    Yes go and see your GP.
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    Did they not tell you at the colonoscopy? Maybe coliis but they would have seen that. Biopsys are normal. They can look for microscopic colitis that they can't see during the examination. Uc can affect many parts of the body like sores in eyes and mouth and can be controlled by pentasa a suppressive drug

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    Have they tested for Chrons ??

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    A colonoscopy shows more of your bowel than a sigmoidoscopy.  So perhaps you will get more answers with the colonoscopy.  Make sure that you find out exactly why ten biopsies were taken and what they were for.
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      If 10 biopsies were taken, they must have done a very thorough examination. I think it depends on what they were looking for and what if anything was found.  They also need to take enough tissue for testing.  Maybe this is the reason for so many samples being done.  However, your doctor should be able to give you a more definite and clearer explanation when you get your results.
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