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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Fever?: Please check your temperature. Most likely this symptom is related to local irritation, after the procedure. Honey may help, if not restricted by your ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Stomach ache: Pain just below ur breast bone and above ur belly button is usually epigastric...stomach. if scopes clear you may have gastritis or intolerance to cer ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not necessarily...: Typically, your child will be sedated during the test ; will have no recollection of it. Afterward, he/she may burp or pass flatus from air used durin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It may not be very: comfortable but there is no specific restriction for this procedure. You will receive some twilight anesthesia so potentially this could be a reason t ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stomach Cancer..why?: Sounds like you had ' Pill Esophigitis' and minor case of gastritis. There appears to be no reason for FEAR. what makes of scared of Stomach ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: Some diverticula(e) are VERY small and when these little "bubbles" are filled with normal bowel mucous can be missed by both tests...SIGNIFICANT or IN ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Can be done: Usually done as a convenience to the patient but in reality, the performing endoscopist gets paid less when he/she orders this.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: One of the easiest ways of performing laryngoscopy is with a flexible scope which is a long narrow tube with lenses contained within which is past d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Dunford
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Aging rhinitis: Things to consider when endoscopy equivocal: aging rhinitis - often causes unrecognized post-nasal drip, which improves with twice daily saline sinus ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: No, but a GI doctor can do an endoscopy to evalaute for a problem.
A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: Not just the laryngoscope, but also the medicines u got for sedation / anesthesia can dry out the throat & esophagus (food tube) causing temporary ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Biopsy 4 celiac.: Biopsy samples of the duodenum should evidence findings consistent with celiac disease, as long as the samples are taken from the appropriate area, wh ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience in Family Medicine
GERD: Yes it is ok to use a PPI. A lot of patients need to take that long term. Use Omeprazole 20 mg once or twice daily as needed. See your doctor if sx ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can check with Dr.: Sore throat symptoms may or may not have something to do with the upper GI endoscopy, since the throat was ok for a day and a half after the procedure ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Small polyps: would be very difficult to diagnose on such an exam. A tailored "CT Colonography" would be better. Standard colonoscopy would be best.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pharyngeal reflux: Develops when stomach acid travels up into your throat. You may experience "heartburn" or "indigestion". .Some of the more common symptoms are:sensati ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
AppreciateUR concern: ...and I hear your frustration as to what may have occurred at colonoscopy to contribute to your present circumstance. I would however advise that you ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI probably: Extensive work up is reassuring. Yes chronic cystitis and urinary tract infection could cause low to mid back pain especially if there is an extensio ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
It can...: ...depending on the expertise and clinical suspicion/ interest of your endoscopist, as well as your tolerance/gag reflex. When undergoing your procedu ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Candida can be diagnosed by a direct observation and culture, not by a scan. If you have had a sore throat for 9 years and there is no evidence of in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: The scope can scrape the linings, air is insufflated at times so yes, there is irritation of the areas it passed through.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not right: Something is not right. The simplest explanation is that you are getting food in your lung, you need evaluation for that by a speech pathologist. Cert ... Read More

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