U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
TX
A 59-year-old member asked:

can i take tyenol prior to a egd?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Tylenold and EGD: Normally patient going for egd, have nothing to eat or npo night before in the hospital setting but for the stand point of if the tylenol (acetaminophen) is going to interfere with the result if you take it the nigh before , the answer is not. The medication is full . In fact, all medications should be taken the night before as per recommendation of your doctor and no meds the day of the procedure.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Current: Recommendations are to remain npo (nothing by mouth) after your prep starts. That said you can continue to drink any clear liquid ( you can see through it) for up to two hours before your procedure. Avoid red dye drinks however. Most institutions allow you to take your morning meds with a sip of water when you get up. These should easily be clear of the stomach by the time of your procedure.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 37-year-old member asked:

What is dosage of the new tyelonl for 11 lb baby?

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
0.4 ml: For babies up to 11 pounds, the dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid is 0.4 ml. If it comes with a dropper, this is usually marked on the dropper.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I have a egd friday morning wondering if I should fast all day thursday?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Not necessary: Just after midnight is fine.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How routine is a biopsy with egd?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Quite routine: Lot of time when an egd is done, there is high index of suspicion so there are more often stomach, esophageal, duodenal bx to confirn our suspicion.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy.

Related questions

A 34-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 57-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 60-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 9, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.