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A 43-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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Dr. Brian Dooreck
23 years experience Gastroenterology
EGD: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and f ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots of reasons: Many indications but most common are abdominal pain and heartburn not responding to medications.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arie Pelta
20 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
5 to 15 min: Up to 15 min.
Dr. Kristel Hunt
23 years experience Hepatology
Mostly, 1-2minutes: unless biopsies need to be taken or bleeding controlled - but typically it is a very quick exam.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
EGD: During upper endoscopy a flexible tube with a camera is passed to examine the esophagus and stomach. This is done under sedation. Usually there is no ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Upper gi: Complication are rare, other than expected pistol ones such as soreness and discomfort in mouth and oesophagus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Mucosal abrasions: Any scoping procedure may cause micro-trauma to the mucosa which is harmless, but you do not want to eat right after the test because the food can cau ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastroesophagel jctn: This refers to the appearance of the tissue where the esophagus and stomach meet. The z-line is a zig-zag line where these 2 different type tissues m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
UGI tract problems: Upper GI endoscopy exams the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Most nflammatory, structural, infectious, dysplastic (cancer), and motili ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I would bring the: medications and take them directly after the exam... When in doubt, however, call the radiology department where your exam is taking place. Hope thi ... Read More
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