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Rectal Biopsy

Rectal biopsy refers to the process of surgically removing a small portion of tissues from the rectum for examination and evaluation. Symptoms like the presence of blood, pus, and mucus in the stool often lead to rectal biopsy to determine the presence of any infection, inflammation, abscess, tumor, etc in the rectal region. Examination of the rectal region with the help of gloved and lubricated fingers of the doctor is done prior to rectal biopsy to check for any abnormalities.

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My son has constipation. Is barium enema needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have gotten two different opinions from two pediatricians about my 8 months old boy. One says my boy has Hirschsprung's disease, and the other says it is just constipation. The first doctor did a rectal exam, yielding no explosive stools, and he wants my son to get a barium enema. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There seems to be a lot of confusion that has been created. See here are my valid points: A child with any chronic disease like HD (Hirschsprung's disease) will not be able to gain weight of 9.53 kg at just 8 months of age. HD is usually diagnosed quite soon after b...  Read Full »

I am worried about the mass in my grandfather's computed tomography (CT) reports. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my grandfather's CT scan reports. I would like to get an opinion. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the attached CT (computed tomography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) of your grandfather meticulously. I understand that the whole family is in anxiety over the mention of cancer. At the sa...  Read Full »

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