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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Endoscopy: It is a test in which a doctor ( gastroenterologist usually) uses a an endoscope( a flexible tube with a camera attached to it's end) to look inside y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
To screen for cancer: If you are referring to a colonoscopy, which is a lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, then they might find polyps (precancerous growths) or colon cancer ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Afterward: You may eat after you have recovered from sedation. I would avoid alcohol and spicy or acidic foods the first 24 hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: You should not eat for 6 hours prior to an endoscopy.
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jeju ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot loo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A small intestine biopsy, done by upper endoscopy going down through the mouth, can reveal a diagnosis of celiac disease, especially if the patient ha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: Those test can help but not totally rule out pancreatic. 100% rule out is not possible but a ct scan might help.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
20 years experience in Dermatology
No: Gastroparesis is when the bowel is not moving properly. Endoscopy visualizes the bowel wall and checks for other problems.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience in General Surgery
EGD: Yes upper endoscopy looks at the esophagus. It is called esophagogastroduodenoscopy and looks at the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and the first p ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Possibly: Yes please see your doctor for more information. They can also perform a scope/endoscope to actually visualize your esophagus. Good luck
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Telescopic exam.: Of the upper gastroenterologic (GI) tract. To examine esophagus, stomach and possible duodenum (firtst part of the intestine. Performed under consciou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Meglin
34 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get e ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
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Yes: It may show signs of inflammation caused by the acid reflux (oesophagitis or stomach for example). A normal upper endoscopy doesn't exclude acid ref ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Causes of gastritis: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is ofte ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Esophageal Spasm: The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In this case ulcers may be indicative of reflux which can be treated with either medical or surgical options. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Unless there is a concern as to the correct diagnosis, or uncertainty if the gallbladder surgery is necessary or indicated, an upper endoscopy is not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lig ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: There is a bacterium in the stomach, helicobacter pylori, that can cause ulcers. Documentation of this bacterium is important because eradication of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sounds like: A proton pump inhibitor (eg Prilosec) will help! Consult with your Gastroenterologist! The findings are TREATABLE and REVERSIBLE!
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your ... Read More
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