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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is an egd dangerous?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Risks: All procedures have risks. Risk of perforation is present, but small and risk of reaction to anesthesia, bleeding (especially is a biopsy needs to be taken), but it is a good test and overall safe with a good doctor.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Generally safe.: Within the context of being given light anesthetic for the duration of the procedure (

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What is egd?

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Upper gi exam: Use to examine intraoral, swallowing pipe, stomach, short section of small intestine.

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