Types of rectum biopsy procedures include:
Your child's doctor may ask your child not to take aspirin or ibuprofen for two weeks before the biopsy procedure.
The biopsy procedure will take place in an operation room or a private exam room depending on the type of tissue sample required. Blood tests may be performed before the biopsy to check clotting levels in your child’s blood and help prevent bleeding during the biopsy.
If your child will undergo sedation, he or she will be asked not to eat or drink for several hours prior to the procedure to prevent vomiting and choking.
You can support and calm your child by staying with him or her prior to the procedure and before anesthesia is given. For some biopsies, you may be allowed to remain with your child during the entire process.
A rectal suction biopsy is a painless procedure because there are no nerve fibers for pain in the rectum. You can expect the following:
A rectal punch biopsy requires your child to be asleep under general anesthesia to allow the doctor to obtain a larger tissue sample. You can expect the following:
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