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having an upper gi endoscopy done in the afternoon 3pm.(dysphagia?) last meal was last night at 9pm. only clear liquids this morning, but my stomach/throat full (slow digestion?). is this a problem for the procedure.

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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
General Surgery 29 years experience
No: It should not be if you had no solid food.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Should be okay: Clear liquids evacuate from the stomach very quickly, and most GI doctors are comfortable performing endoscopy within only a few hours after such a a meal with minimal concern.

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