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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in 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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 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 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 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Colon...: is 5-6 feet long, goes around the area of which you write, so could be responsible Referred pain from gyn organs, neural, even heart/lungcould cause
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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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanath Kumar
50 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: No.
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 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Might be an ulcer: your symptoms suggest that you might having an ulcer or gastritis it could a side effect to the surgery that you had some of the side effect of the re ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doc: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmood Ahmad
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: The gag reflex has to be obtunded. Topical analgesia with sedation is typically used.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Camera looks down: An endoscope is essentially a rubber tube with a video camera at the end of it. Usually, a patient receives some sedation and the camera is inserted d ... 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
46 years experience in Cardiology
Probably Could: I have never heard of this complication, but esophagus does rub up along posterior portion of heart, & dilations can lead to a hole in esophagus. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Teller
43 years experience in Anesthesiology
Get an EKC: get an EKC
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Abdominal aneurysm: An upper endoscopy will not image an abdominal aneurysm.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not sure: Sounds like you have had a thorough work-up with a gastroenterologist. If your symptoms persist, seek a second opinion from a different physician.

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