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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Easy Upper Endoscopy: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper par ... Read More
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Dr. Dale Burleson
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Scope thru mouth: A scope is passed into the stomach and duodenum thru the mouth under moderate sedation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Many reasons: For a variety of reasons but mostly to evaluate upper GI symptoms such as reflux, abdominal pain, problems swallowing, signs of bleeding (black or blo ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pleatman
40 years experience Bariatrics
Variety of reasons: Upper endoscopy allows your doctor to evaluate the configuration and lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Problems such as strictures, ulc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Need no oral prep...: ...Just diet restriction (avoid ingesting liquids within 2 hours, solids in 4-6 hours), appropriate to what sedation will be used ; why endoscopy is b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
EGD is pretty quick: Upper endoscopy uses an optical device on a flexible, steerable tube to examine esophagus, stomach, & upper small bowel. Often, biopsies are taken to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/why-its-done/prc-20020363
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on how bad: Generally can do. Depends on how congested you are, and how well you are breathing-before you get medicated. Elective procedure can always be reschedu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Soon: If everything went well you can start eating and drinking when you are completely awake from the anesthesia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic to help prepare you: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20020363
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Easy Upper Endoscopy: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper par ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
It means:: nothing in particular, what was seen on the upper endoscopy does not reflect any particular disease, and could represent many things or nothing at all ... Read More

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